964 bears sponsored to 640 primary schools by 537 sponsors... Thank You West Family For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to The Essington School Darwin - CASUARINA Tweed Valley-Murwillumbah Sub Branch NSAA NSW - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Whitsunday Anglican School Interact Club For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Whitsunday Anglican School - NORTH MACKAY Thank You Goulburn Soldiers Club For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Goulburn South Public School - GOULBURN Thank You Robyn Phillips, student 1960-1964 For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Humpybong State School - MARGATE Thank You Trevor Johnson, ex Armed Forces Australia. For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Anakie State School - SAPPHIRE Thank You David & Anna Beard For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Laurimar Primary School - DOREEN Thank You Everton Park State School For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Everton Park State School - EVERTON PARK Thank You Angus & Aiden Davie For Donating Grey Wilson - Greatcoat Bear to Canberra Grammar School Northside - Campbell Thank You Cubic Defence Australia Pty. Ltd. For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to The Willows State School - THURINGOWA CENTRAL Thank You Railene Turner For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to St Mary's Catholic Primary School - NORAVILLE

Grey Wilson – Greatcoat Bear

$99.00

Sergeant Wilson wears one of the most iconic and versatile uniform items of the Great War – the A.I.F. Greatcoat. Before service abroad most Australian troops had never seen snow or ground ice, and the chilly winters added to the hardships men faced at Gallipoli, in the deserts and on the Western Front. The Greatcoat was essential protection. The heavy woollen khaki coat weighed about 6.5 pounds (3kgs) and served as an outer jacket, additional blanket and often as a shelter. Grey also has his Brodie helmet and anti-gas mask carry bag at the ready. Limited to just 5,000 bears for worldwide collectors, Grey comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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