Westland Wessex HAS 3 has been kindly donated from the North East Aircraft Museum near Sunderland
XM833 (c/n WA.014) was one out of a first production batch of forty Wessex HAS.1 helicopters built for the Royal Navy by Westland Aircraft Ltd at Yeovil against Contract 6/Aircraft/15487. It initially joined 700(H) Sqn (Intensive Flying Training Unit) at Culdrose before being converted to a HAS.3 variant by October 1967. XM833 went on to serve with 819, 814, 820 and 737Sqn's before being placed in storage at Wroughton. It was acquired by the Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society.
If you are interested in joining our team of volunteers who restore the aircraft and keep the place running then please get in touch.