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Help Identifying a Poncho, Possible WW2. Came in with AIF items.

Article about: Hi Forum, I am looking to identify this one, it came in with a lot of Aussie AIF WW2 Kit, but I have not been able to pin this down. No obvious markings. Kindest Regards Paul

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    Default Help Identifying a Poncho, Possible WW2. Came in with AIF items.

    Hi Forum,

    I am looking to identify this one, it came in with a lot of Aussie AIF WW2 Kit, but I have not been able to pin this down.

    No obvious markings.

    Kindest Regards

    Paul
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    Hi Paul,

    Doesn't look like WWII. I have never seen one of these. Looks a bit like a cape.

    What material does it appear to be made from?

    WWII era ponchos were made from a lined rubberised material like this one.

    Sorry I can't be more help.
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    Best regards,
    Chris

    "Knowledge rests not upon truth alone, but upon error also."
    Carl Jung

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    Default Identified - British Army Chindits Rain Cape

    Hi Forum,

    Well I inspected this a bit more closely, and found a manufacture stamp and date of 1945. I then found another one of these which was identified as a British Army Monsoon cape as issued to troops in Burma and India etc in the book on page 88 of Khaki Drill and Jungle Green.

    Attached is a photo of the stamp.

    Kindest Regards

    Paul
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