Still somewhat of an enigma, in terms of how useful can pink camouflage be in wartime, is this WWII British Army gas cape. Designed to be worn over the uniform and webbing in the event of a gas attack, it features a shaped backpack ‘hump’ for want of a better word.
There is some speculation that these were worn by the Long Range Desert Group, predecessors of the SAS, or were even originally a darker waxed cotton that with washing fades to this pink splotched camo effect, which in turn resembles Jessica Ogden’s hand applied ‘herbal tea stains’ camo for A.P.C. from a few years back.
Either way, they are now more definitely in the fashion camp than military, and the debate as to the effectiveness of pink camouflage will rage on.
Words Simon McLean