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These are external links and will open in a new window. The Royal Navy's first new uniform in 70 years has been unveiled. They head out to the South Atlantic on Saturday on a nine-month deployment.

The new design, officially called the Royal British navy uniform Personal Clothing System RNPCShas been tested on several ships and submarines, and according to the navy the feedback has been "mostly positive".

It is notable for its several layers, with interchangeable T-shirt, top and thermals, which can be worn depending on the climate. It will offer more protection from flash fires, and badges denoting rank will now be worn at the front rather than on the shoulders.

There is also a large White Ensign on the left shoulder. Meanwhile, the trousers are lighter weight, have slanted pockets for ease of access, and smaller belt loops.

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Vice Admiral Sir David Steel, who oversaw the changes while in his previous post of Second Sea Lord, said the old look was "a bit out of date". In the initial rollout about 22, sets of the uniform are British navy uniform issued to operational and sea-going ships.

The Commons leader is one of five cabinet ministers understood to be hoping to amend Theresa May's plan.

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