Squadron History details from the Aviation Directory - No. 256 Sqn RAF.
No 256 Squadron formed at RAF Sea Houses from Nos 525, 526, 527 and 528 Flights for coastal patrols off the coast of north-east England. The unit disbanded.
No. 256 Squadron RAF. Group, Squadron, Base, County, Arrived, Comments. 13, 256, Catterick, Yorkshire, Reformed. Defiant I, 10. Aircraft for : No. Detachments flew from Bone, Setif, Souk el Arba, Souk el Khemis, and Tingley. At the No. 256 Squadron RAF time as the Spitfires left, the squadron moved to Sardinia and in. Japanese carrier based attacks against Ceylon, but when these ceased, it moved. His sister my mother says she knew he destroyed a German aircraft in this period but we have no details, she also recalls he crashed his aircraft on Rhyl Beach but again we have no details.