On 15 April 1968, Westland-Bell 47G-3 Sioux AH.1 XT246 of the A.A.C. 1st RHA Air Troop was seen at Eelde airfield in the
Netherlands when in for fuel together with Sioux XT244 and XT245. The Bell 47 was ordered for all three UK services: 253
Bell 47G Sioux were built by Westland under licence from Agusta and Bell. On 4 September 1969, in service with the Army Air Corps 1st Royal Horse Artillery Air Troop,
Sioux AH.1 XT246 was destroyed in an accident: the pilot became disorientated in hill fog while attempting a precautionary landing at Gayton, Aden, Yemen,
due to bad weather. The aircraft struck the ground and caught fire. The crew were uninjured.