XW858 | Westland Gazelle HT.3

  • Aircraft type: Westland SA.341D Gazelle HT.3
  • Construction number: 1089
  • Military serial: XW858
  • Civilian registration: G-ONNE

XW858 was built at the Westland Helicopters factory in Yeovil, Somerset as a HT.3 variant destined for the Royal Air Force.

It was ferried to RAF Ternhill, Shropshire from Yeovil on 29 August 1973 to join 2 Flying Training School where it stayed, with the squadron code C, for all of its service life with the RAF.

XW858 in civilian hands, registered as G-ONNE. Image via Andrew Morley.