Aircraft History:

  • First Flight 14 Mar 1963.
  • On 8th January 1985 the Commanding Officer of 816 Sqdn LCDR C Mayo(P) & LEUT VEB Di Pietro (P) conducted a search for and subsequent rescue of a fisherman from rocks adjacent to Point Perpendicular, near Jervis Bay NSW. 
  • Withdrawn 31/12/89. 
  • To National Maritime Museum, Sydney NSW.  
  • Removed from display and replaced by Seahawk Bravo N24-006 in 2019.
  • 2019 – To Australian War Memorial, stored in Treloar Resource Centre  in Mitchell. 

Aircraft Images:

Wessex826_817Sqn1971CODonMcLarenAEORonRoth(FAAM)With the CO817 Don McLaren and AEO Ron Roth. Image FAAM.

Wessex826AMM826 in its previous location at the Australian Maritime Museum, Sydney