11/30/2010. Produced for the Royal New Zealand AF this aircraft received the 'Class B' registration G-18-114 on December 1, 1952, three weeks later, December 22, it was taken on strength by the RNZAF under the serial NZ5907. In service with the RNZAF, it was one of the last aircraft that left Tan Son Nhut, Saigon, Vietnam before the fall of Saigon in April 1975. It was withdrawn from use by the RNZAF on May 20, 1977.
It was registered to Dwen Airmotive NZ Ltd. as ZK-EPD on August 17, 1978, from September 8, 1982 till April 4, 1984 it was operated by Instone Air Line Ltd. in the UK, registered as G-AMLK, whereafter it took up its previous registration ZK-EPD again, and a few months later, August 27, 1984, it was reregistered to Hercules Airlines Ltd.
September 1987 the aircraft was transferred to Canada, where it was registered as C-GYQS to Trans-Provincial Airlines Ltd. on October 1, it was withdrawn from use in 1990. On April 21, 1994, it was registered to Mrs 4000 Investments Ltd., and on February 13, 1995 it was registered to Hawkair Aviation Services Ltd., it was stored in 1999.
Hawkair donated C-GYQS to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, and it was flown there in September 2004. However, Hawkair was in a sort of bankruptcy and the curators put the aircraft up for sale in 2005. Reportedly it was sold to an American, eventually the aircraft stayed with the museum and was registered to the museum very recently, October 14, 2010.