How to: Understand a Uniform

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What did the Royal Navy wear?

In this section you will learn about some of the uniforms of the Royal Navy. Discover the different parts of a uniform, why they were worn and how they helped Navy personnel to carry out their jobs. Read about how some pieces of uniform have changed during the 20th century and how others have stayed the same.

To learn about the history of Royal Navy uniform during the 20th century follow the left hand link.

Or use the links below to open the kit bags of Royal Navy personnel and learn about their uniforms.

Officer's Uniform

Rating's Uniform

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR) Uniform

Tropical Uniform

Working Overalls

Flying Suit

Ursula Suit

Wren's (WRNS) Uniform


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