I stopped in the thrift shop I volunteer at and these three jackets were set aside for me. The first I was of course able to identify as a US Vesicant Gas Protective Coat. The coat has a 1963 contract date. Considering it's age, it's in excellent condition; I assume never issued.
The two other jackets are what I believe to be British Rain Capes (double as a rain cape and half shelter). I'm unsure of the era as any date that may have been present has since faded. Manufacturer is Strauss & Sons Ltd whom I have been unable to find any info on.
Any idea when these would been have used? Both are pretty much identical with the exception of a few minor details. Thanks in advance!
Buttons (Examples from both)
Manufacturers Label (better of the two)