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My Naval Service Cloth Insignia Collection

 

Naval Services Branches

Naval Services Branches

Naval Services Branches

Branch badges were introduced in 1940 for the following branches: Seamen, Gunnery, Torpedo, WT, Admin and Engineering. Four continue to be worn

Other Navy Badges

Other Navy Badges

Unofficial Navy Badges

The following are unofficial badges and are not worn on uniforms but rather baseball type caps.

Unofficial Badges

The following are unofficial badges and are not worn on uniforms but rather civilian clothing such as fleeces.

Unofficial Diving Insignia

Qualifications

Torpedo / Anti-Submarine Qualification

This badge ceased to be worn in the 1960's.

Diving Qualification

Ship Diver Qualification

Underwater Explosives Expert

The underwater explosives divers badge was worn by personnel who completed the course with the Royal Navy. Initially the badge worn was the RN badge because it was not available in the Naval Service system.

Gunnery Badges

These badges were unofficial and were worn for a very short time "in the mid 1980s" As a point of interest sixty four badges were order as a once off.