The first of type for the RAF and it entered service in 1958. Here the photographer
points out a machine-gun barrel protruding from behind the wing struts and just above the stub wing. This may have been to do with the trial installation of ordnance hard points underneath the stub wings, for A&AEE evaluation, but which were never adopted. The aircraft was wrecked when it struck rising terrain and crashed while supply dropping at Mount Meru, Tanzania on 2 March 1961.