New Fur Hats for CF Members Engaged in Cold Weather Ops

7 10 2011

WW2 Officer's Winter "Yukon" style hat was made of fine wool serge or barathea and was trimmed with rabbit fur.

The Department of National Defence has decided to add fur to the winter gear of the Canadian Forces, a move that’s getting a frosty reception from animal-rights advocates.

The government says fur is part of Canada’s heritage and the winter tuque currently in use doesn’t stand up to the rigours of the Canadian winter. So it’s buying an initial run of 1,000 fur-trimmed caps at a cost of $65,000, for use by guards of honour and Canadian Forces starting this winter.

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