Scotland and the Submarine Service have benefited from each other for over a century

Rear Admiral John Weale, head of the Submarine Service

“Scotland and the Submarine Service have benefited from each other for over a century,” said Rear Admiral John Weale, head of the Submarine Service.

“Defence brings many highly skilled jobs and technologies to Scotland, and in turn Scots based submariners, MOD civilians and our industrial partners make a vital contribution to UK Defence and national security.”

The tartan has been designed and woven exclusively by House of Edgar in Perth, and is available to all submariners, both serving and retired.

The Royal Navy Submarine Service tartan has been registered with The Scottish Register of Tartans, and has registration number 11,556.  

Some of the Royal Navy’s earliest submarines, notably WW1 K-class boats were built on the Clyde, with their sea trials taking place on the Gareloch, near Helensburgh, which is now home to HM Naval Base Clyde at Faslane.

Through both World Wars, the Cold War right up to the present day, submarines have been based in Scotland and a very substantial proportion of those serving in submarines live and work in Scotland.

Engineering Technician (Weapon Engineering) (Submariner)

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