New badge for Royal Navy’s cod squad

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ROYAL Navy ships which patrol home waters have a new squadron badge.

The Fishery Protection Squadron, which is based in Portsmouth, has used the fisheries inspection pennant against a black net for several years.

But earlier this year it discovered the badge 
did not have official status.

The Ship’s Name and Badge Committee decided the badge was too close to the appearance of a flag command badge, so work began on a new design.

It now have a new badge, which is quarterly blue and gold with two tridents crossed in saltire heads.

It also features a cod swimming under a black net. Commodore of the Portsmouth flotilla, Paddy McAlpine, said: ‘The squadron’s new badge recognises the important role the squadron plays in policing UK home waters.’