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Old 19th May 2017, 07:34   #61 (permalink)
 
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Anyone know of the Wessexes that are in NZ?
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Old 19th May 2017, 07:53   #62 (permalink)
 
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Whilst driving down the A30 in Cornwall just North of Bodmin on Wednesday 17th, I noticed a wide load going Northbound on the other carriageway. On a flatbed was a yellow RAF Wessex HC2 (sans rotor blades) in pristine condition. Not sure where it was going or coming from

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Old 19th May 2017, 14:10   #63 (permalink)
 
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TipCap. Usually, HC was Cargo and the SAR ones were HAR.
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Old 19th May 2017, 17:53   #64 (permalink)
 
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TipCap. Usually, HC was Cargo and the SAR ones were HAR.
My apologies, oldbeefer. I only flew the Mk 5 and Wessex 60 but this was definitely a SAR one. I was reading Geff Danieli's (I flew with him in Civvi Street) article on 22 Squadron and I picked up the HC2 but didn't read on that they were converted on to HAR for 22 Squadron.

Nevertheless and notwithstanding the colour, that Wessex looked immaculate

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Old 20th May 2017, 04:44   #65 (permalink)
 
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might be going down to peruse the NZ Wessex in the near future if anyone knows anything about them.
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Old 20th May 2017, 08:15   #66 (permalink)
 
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Are they still in NZ?
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Old 22nd May 2017, 04:57   #67 (permalink)
 
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well I am not leaving the country to go see them that is for sure
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Old 22nd May 2017, 18:27   #68 (permalink)
 
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Confused....Just where are the NZ Wessex today? I thought Danny Wilson had added them to his collection. I must dig out my notes as I had a condition report on them about a year ago when they were mostly looking a bit sad in terms of corrosion after so long in storage.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 05:07   #69 (permalink)
 
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Heli1 will let you know when I have seen them.
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Old 23rd May 2017, 08:39   #70 (permalink)
 
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OK.Believe four Wessex 2 stored in UK,in open air back in 2015 but not ex NZ aircraft. Five more were in NZ under same ownership.Only one of latter in reasonable condition.
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