Bearskins

Some articles on bearskin, bearskins:

Royal Scots Greys - Regimental Traditions - Scots Greys Band
... While the full dress of the rest of regiment required the wearing of a black bearskin shako, the kettle drummers wore white bearskins ... The tradition of the white bearskins originated in 1894, when Tsar Nicholas II became colonel-in-chief of the Scots Greys, he presented the original white bearskins ... this was because the Czar of Russia presented the kettle drummers with the white bearskins ...
Bearskin - Origins
... During the nineteenth century, the expense of bearskin caps and difficulty of maintaining them in good condition on active service led to this form of headdress becoming generally ... Foot Guards and Royal Scots Greys did however wear bearskins in battle during the Crimean War and on peacetime manoeuvers until the introduction of ... Immediately prior to the outbreak of World War I in 1914, bearskins were still worn by guard or other units in the British, Belgian, Danish, Dutch, Russian and Swedish armies ...