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To recognise the unique ethos of the Submarine Service within the Royal Navy, approval has been given for all qualified submariners, ratings and officers, to wear black cap covers as of July 2021. Black covers will now be the default except for ceremonial events.


In November 1993 the Women’s Royal Naval Service was disbanded & integrated with the Royal Navy three years after WRNS first served at sea in RN Ships. Today the RN is regularly recognised as among the top employers for women.

RN issued above instruction on 13 February 1970. It was already in use with aircrew. The beret is still in use today but the working uniform it is designed for is about to be refreshed.

RN gets first unmanned minesweeping system

The Royal Navy is set to receive three world-class autonomous minesweepers to work on mine disposal operations and reduce the risk to sailors on these dangerous missions.

The crewless system is the first of its kind in the navy and will allow personnel to neutralise mines at range while on operations around the globe. Thanks to its cutting-edge technology, the system, known as a Combined Influence Sweep (Sweep), can defeat modern digital sea mines which can pose risks by detecting and targeting passing ships and submarines.

Dreadnought “on track for delivery early 2030s”

The Defence Secretary has confirmed that first of class nuclear missile submarine HMS Dreadnought is on track for delivery in the early 2030s.

In reply to a Parliamentary Question, Secretary of State Ben Wallace said:


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