Royal Navy unveils modern uniform
There is breaking news from the Royal Navy. They have unveiled a new uniform for the first time since WWII. This uniform will bring them in to the 21st century. The new uniform is more comfortable, fire retardant and more modern.
It has several layers, with T-shirt, top and thermals, which can be worn depending on the weather. It gives protection from flash fires, and badges denoting rank will now be worn at the front rather than on the shoulders. There is also a large White badge on the left shoulder. Meanwhile, the trousers are lighter weight, have slanted pockets for ease of access, and smaller belt loops.
Cdr Peter Laughton, commanding officer of HMS Lancaster said: "We are extremely proud and genuinely delighted to be the first ship to wear the Royal Navy's new uniform, But the most important thing is that it is comfortable to wear in the extremes of climate in which the Royal Navy operates - from the Antarctic to the Gulf."
Reported by Kieran