Aircraft Collection

Westland Wessex Mk31B

Westland Wessex Mk31B N7-214

Westland Wessex Mk31B ex Royal Australian Navy Helicopter N7-214, WA214 was ordered as part of a 27 aircraft order with Westland of the UK in 1963 as an Mk 31A, generally similar to Mk 1, but with a 1,540shp Gazelle Mk 162 engine.

Ordered for the Royal Australian Navy for anti-submarine duties she served for 26 years, operating with RAN FAA Squadrons 723, 725, 816 and 817 Squadrons, on HMAS Melbourne, Sydney, Stalwart, Tobruk and Success and also with Australian Army in support roles.

AAHC Qld acquired Westland Wessex Mk31B N7-214 via a tender process from the Commonwealth Government in 2017 and are restoring the Wessex back to her service configuration at Caboolture Qld.

  • Co-ordinator: Malcolm Smith
  • Commenced on: July 2017
  • Skills Required: Engineering, Mechanical
  • Owner: In Trust with AAHC Qld Inc.
Westland Wessex Mk31B N7-214 is part of the AAHC Qld Inc aircraft collection at Caboolture Qld

Recovering Westland Wessex Mk31B N7-214

Westland Wessex N7-214 is prepared by AAHC Qld volunteers and personnel to be dismantled AAHC Qld volunteers and Defence personnel dismantle Westland Wessex N7-214 AAHC Qld volunteers work on dismantling structure of Westland Wessex N7-214 Westland Wessex N7-214 dismantling team - AAHC Qld volunteers, RAAF and Navy personnel Westland Wessex N7-214 rotor hub is removed Westland Wessex N7-214 is prepared by AAHC Qld volunteers for transportation to Caboolture Qld Westland Wessex N7-214 loading commences for transportation to AAHC Qld at Caboolture Westland Wessex N7-214 is on the road to the AAHC headquarters at Caboolture Qld Westland Wessex N7-214 is unloaded at the AAHC hangar at Caboolture Qld
Each Donation of $100 is equal to 5 hrs of Quality Restoration Work!