1018 bears sponsored to 672 primary schools by 566 sponsors... Thank You Margaret Head For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Tweed Valley Adventist College - MURWILLUMBAH The Gibson Family - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You Chris Pitman - Invictus Team Member 2018 For Donating Albert Murray - Western Front Bear to Torrensville Primary School - TORRENSVILLE Thank You Ben Farinazzo - Invictus Team Member For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Jerrabomberra Public School - JERRABOMBERRA Thank You Cranbourne RSL Women’s Auxiliary For Donating Earnest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Devon Meadows Primary School - DEVON MEADOWS Thank You Board Member, Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School For Donating Thomas Hendy - Flying Corps Bear to Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School - ESSENDON Thank You Willow and Blake Millar For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - TWEED HEADS Thank You Swan View Primary School For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Swan View Primary School - SWAN VIEW Thank You Smith Family For Donating David Cohen - Lone Pine Bear to Jingili Primary School - CASUARINA Thank You Alana Cronan For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Fingal Head Public School - FINGAL HEAD Thank You Aitchison Family For Donating Armistice Centenary Bear to Albany Creek State School - ALBANY CREEK

Thomas Hendy – Flying Corps Bear

$99.00

The first ever Australia in the Great War Australian Flying Corps Bear is ready for take-off. Lieutenant Thomas Hendy celebrates the early days of Australian military aviation. Australia was the only dominion of the British Empire to establish its own flying corps for service in the Great War and some 460 officers and 2,234 other ranks served in the Middle East, over the Western Front, and in training schools in England. All pilots of the A.F.C. were officers of the Australian Imperial Force. His uniform reflects the full-length leather 'Maternity Pattern' flying jacket and leather flight helmet worn to provide warmth during flights in open cockpit aeroplanes. The large angled external pocket on the left-breast provided quick access to maps.

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