Comets were the only jet airliners to provide scheduled international services into Essendon. After they were withdrawn in 1965, flying out of Melbourne to Europe meant a domestic flight to Sydney or another transit port. The opening of Tullamarine airport in 1970 ended this inconvenience.
Named Sagittarius and seen at what I believe was the very first Biggin Hill Air Fare. To RAF Museum Store as 7971M. It later became a gate guard at RAF Lyneham until corrosion took its toll and it was broken up in November 2013.