Change of branch and badge for sailors

Secretary of State for Defence Gavin Williamson. Pictute: LPhot Ioan Roberts

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SAILORS who are part of the Royal Navy’s world of communications and information systems are making a symbolic move.

Servicemen and women on board Portsmouth’s HMD Diamond have become the first to receive new badges for their uniform marking their move from the warfare branch to the weapon engineering branch. The change is one of several in weapon engineering introduced as part of the Faraday programme which aims to make the engineering branch better. Commander Marcus Hember, the commanding officer of HMS Diamond, said: The integration reflects the technological transformation that the Royal Navy has undergone in recent years.’