GREAT WAR

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TEDDY BEARS

This is the world’s most stunning and sought after collection of detailed Australia in the Great War limited edition bears. Each uniform is historically true, including replica badges, FREE ID tags and webbing. Additional accessories available. Each bear has a story of service to tell. A real treasure to remember the Centenary.

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LIEUTENANT HENDY - The Australian Flying Corps Bear
Lined up for landing

Lieutenant Thomas Hendy helps us remember the men of the Australian Flying Corps who pioneered Australian military aviation during the Great War of 1914-1918 – and the proud heritage that led to the Royal Australian Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm.

Australia was the only dominion of the British Empire to establish its own flying corps for service in the 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.

Aviation in the Royal Australian Navy began in 1917 when the cruiser HMAS Brisbane embarked a sea plane for operations in the Indian Ocean. Later that year the flagship HMAS Australia and cruisers Sydney and Melbourne were fitted with wooden flying-off platforms over the top of their main deck guns allowing them to launch their flimsy Sopwith fighter aircraft.

Hendy’s uniform reflects the full-length leather ‘Maternity Pattern’ flying jacket and leather flight helmet worn by many aircrew of the A.F.C. to provide warmth during flights in open cockpit aeroplanes.  The large angled external pocket on the left-breast provided quick access to maps and notebooks, while beneath the warmth of the coat many would simply wear the standard dismounted troops’ khaki uniform of the Australian Imperial Force. 
International limited of just 5,000 bears.  Hendy comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

LANDING IN OCTOBER 2017

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Sergeant Grey Wilson Greatcoat Bear

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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Able Seaman Miller - The Great War Navy Bear

Able (Bodied) Seaman Andy Miller shares the story of the Royal Australian Navy during the Great War 1914-1918. The first Great War navy bear, he wears the Number 1 Dress Blue Serge Uniform with blue seaman's jumper and blue Class II cap with H.M.A.S. Australia (I) cap tally. Standing 40cm in his boots, Able Seaman Miller is limited to just 2,500 units worldwide. He comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Limited Edition Lieutenant Albert Murray - the Western Front Bear

Lieutenant Albert Murray, the Western Front Ltd Edition Bear, is the first ever Australia in the Great War officer bear. He is kitted out in boots and proudly wears his officer pips. In preparation for the Western Front he also wears 'Brodie' helmet and PH anti-gas mask carry bag. This 40cm digger is limited to just 10,000 units worldwide. He comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Limited Edition Corporal Cohen - the Lone Pine Bear

The unique Limited Edition Corporal Cohen Lone Pine Bear is a must have addition to your collection, buy now from Australia's leading military site - Military Shop. Corporal Cohen wears the standard dismounted troops' uniform and webbing but with trousers cut to shorts in the Gallipoli summer. His white armbands and back patch were worn to help diggers identify 'friendly' soldiers in the heat of the battle. Corporal Cohen stands 40cm in his detailed Great War uniform and comes with certificate of authenticity. Only 10,000 worldwide.

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Limited Edition Sister Bernadette - the Nurse Bear

The unique Limited Edition Sister Bernadette Nurse Bear is a must have addition to your collection, buy now from Australia's leading military site - Military Shop. Sister O'Meara's uniform represents the 'working dress' of the Australian Army Nursing Service and includes zephyr grey dress with white collar, white veil and scarlet cape; her rank of Sister is shown by the stars or 'pips' worn on her epaulettes, which are accompanied by curved bronze 'AUSTRALIA' titles. She wears the Rising Sun badge at her throat as a brooch and the cloth badge of the Australian Army Nursing Service is displayed on her right sleeve. Sister Bernadette O'Meara stands 40cm in her working shoes and comes with certificate of authenticity. Only 10,000 worldwide.

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Limited Edition Private Thomas - the Stretcher-Bearer Bear

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Private Clarence Thomas, the Gallipoli Stretcher-Bearer Bear, is ready to help the wounded with his Field Dressing Haversack. Medics didn't wear the standard webbing; rather they had only a leather belt and haversack. Only 2,500 Priovate Clarence will be released for the Centenary. This hero of the trenches comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

Limited Edition Private Harvey - the Gallipoli Bear

Private Ernest Harvey, the Gallipoli Centenary Bear, stands about 40cm in his boots and slouch hat and wears the standard A.I.F. webbing, complete with water canteen, bayonet and helve (the handle for his entrenching tool). Limited to just 10,000 units worldwide, this superb collectable fellow comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Limited Edition Trooper Jones - the Light Horse Bear

Trooper Jones proudly represents the unique uniform of the ALH, including an actual emu plume affixed to his slouch hat, the 1903 pattern leather leggings, riding breeches and the 1903 pattern ammunition bandolier. The first ALH regiments were formed in August of 1914 and by war’s end some 32,000 men had served in fifteen ALH regiments raised for overseas service. Trooper Jones is limited to 10,000 bears.

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Limited Edition Private Murray - the Diggers' Bear

The outbreak of the Great War in 1914 had a marked impact on the humble Teddy Bear. Until the war most of Europe and England's Teddy Bears were sourced from Germany. With supplies cut off, English manufacturers stepped up, and in doing so added an English flavour to the Teddy Bear. Bears have changed much over the years but they remain a symbol of affection and hope.

Private Murray - the diggers' bear - is especially created for the 'Australia in the Great War 1914-1918 Collection'. Modelled on the softer style English bear, his uniform is the 1912 design worn by diggers in Europe and in the Middle East topped by the distinctive Australian Commonwealth Military Forces slouch hat proudly worn by the Australian Army since 1903. Limited to only 5,000 Bears, comes in a Centenary presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.

DUE TO HIGH DEMAND WE ONLY HAVE LIMITED QUANTITIES OF PRIVATE MURRAY WITH MINIATURE WW1 MEDAL TRIO REMAINING - ORDER YOURS NOW

Limited Edition Teddy Bear Accessories

Great accessories to go with your limited edition teddy bear.

SMLE Rifle for Great War Bears

Precision moulded Short Magazine Lee Enfield, the standard rifle of the A.I.F., scaled to suit the Great War collector bears. Order yours.

Vietnam Infantry "J" Bear

Share your more recent family history with the exclusive Vietnam 'J' Bear. We call him Barry but it's not official. Only 1,000 were produced and only a small quantity remain.
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Service & Military Bears

Our exclusive little military and police bears are a big hit with serving personnel, kids, loved ones and collectors. Beautifully presented in uniform and available in two kid-safe sizes. Check them out.

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