During World War II, the British Army used ponchos as part of their military gear. These ponchos were made of lightweight, waterproof material and were designed to protect soldiers from rain and cold weather conditions. The ponchos were usually green or khaki in color and were worn over the uniform. The ponchos could also be used as a groundsheet or shelter, making them versatile piece of equipment for soldiers in the field. Today, original WW2 British Army ponchos are collectible items and can be found in military surplus stores or online.