Royal Naval Association Badge, worn on the lapel by Royal Navy personnel. It is 2.5cm in height and made of metal.
A navy of the seas has been in existence since the Viking times. With increased activity on the seas our shores needed protecting from invaders trying to steal our land, food or belongings. Henry VIII built up a strong fleet of ships called the Navy Royal, later becoming the Navy Board. In 1660 King Charles II inherited 154 ships when he came to power and changed the name to “The Royal Navy”. This is the name that we still know the Royal Navy as today.