Navy

Royal Navy Unveils First New Uniform in 70 Years

The Royal Navy has unveiled its new uniform in the first major change to naval dress since the Second World War. 
 
Sailors on board HMS Lancaster will be sporting the new attire when their ship leaves for a nine-month deployment to the South Atlantic on Saturday. 
 
It replaces the the traditional light blue shirt and trousers worn by sailors at sea, or Action Working Dress - known as 'No 4s'. 
 
The No 4's have been worn by Royal Navy personnel since the Second World War
 
The Royal Navy says the new design, comprising a dark blue woollen beret, a white ensign badge and a rank identification, is more modern, comfortable and practical for the sailors of 2015. 
 
 
 
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