Restored helicopter given new home in Weston-super-Mare Helicopter Museum’s hangar

PUBLISHED: 10:00 14 January 2017

Volunteers Ray Chambers, Steve Sullivan and Rod Holloway who helped to restore the Westland Wessex helicopter.

Volunteers Ray Chambers, Steve Sullivan and Rod Holloway who helped to restore the Westland Wessex helicopter.

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A new helicopter has been added to the exhibit list at Weston-super-Mare Helicopter Museum and is ready to wow visitors after being part of a seven-year restoration project.

The Westland Wessex helicopter, which is 66 years old, was originally operated by the Royal Navy for anti-submarine and maritime surveillance work. It was also used for anti-terrorism services in the 1970s and 1980s and was deployed to Iceland and the Falklands at various times in its service career.

But, it is now on display at Weston’s Helicopter Museum, in Locking, after being restored by volunteers.

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