No. 256 Squadron RAF

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No. 256 Squadron RAF was an aircraft squadron of the Royal Air Force during World War II. It operated Defiant Mk IIs out of RAF Squires Gate in the night defence of Liverpool.

In the 1950s it was equipped with the Armstrong-Whitworth Meteor NF11 Night/All Weather Fighter and based as part of No 125 Wing, RAF Germany (2nd Tactical Air force), first at RAF Ahlhorn in north Germany and, when that airfield was handed back to the German Air Force in 1958, the wing was re-located at RAF Geilenkirchen near Aachen . Upon re-equipment with the Gloster Javelin in 1960 the squadron was re-numbered as No 11 Squadron.


  • Bishop, Chris (ed) "The Encyclopedia of 20th Century Air Warfare" Amber Books, Ltd. 2004 ISBN 1-904687-26-1
  • 256 SQUADRON at Royal Airforce

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