No 256 Squadron, Royal Air Force

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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.


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 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.

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