No 256 Squadron, Royal Air Force

From Heraldry of the World
Revision as of 15:45, 31 October 2023 by Marcusk (talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

NO 256 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

History:Formed at Sea Houses in august 1918 and reformed at Catterick in November 1940.

Coat of arms (crest) of the No 256 Squadron, Royal Air Force

Official blazon

In front of an anchor azure a ferret's head erased argent.
Motto: Addimus vim viribus.

Origin/meaning

The Anchor recalls the Convoy Escort Duty undertaken in World War I. The Ferret alludes to the Intruder Operations flown in World War II, the Ferret being known for seeking out its prey on its Opponents Ground. The Motto translates as Strength to strength. The Badge was approved in March 1948.

Literature: Image from picclick.com. Information from Knights of the Sky Badges and Markings of the Royal Air Force Part Five: Numbered Flying Squadrons by B.R. Holliss and R. Symons.

Logo-new.jpg
Heraldry of the World
United Kingdom.jpg
British heraldry portal
Civic heraldry of the United Kingdom
Unitedkingdom-flag.gif

  • Overseas possessions
  • Total pages in the British section : 16,276
  • Total images in the British section : 9,329

Contact and Support

Partners:

Your logo here ?
Contact us



© since 1995, Heraldry of the World, Ralf Hartemink Ralf Hartemink arms.jpg
Index of the site