This service has been available for some time now, here it is for those that don't know and those that need to know the changes for Christmas postings..
There have been some changes recently, so maybe the BFPO your loved one is at is added to the list this time round?
Royal Mail and the British Forces Post Office have jointly undertaken to provide a free mails service for the families and friends of service personnel serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. The service is expected to last as long as British forces are operating in these locations.
Relatives and friends in the UK may send items only to named service personnel or entitled Ministry of Defence deployed civilians at specified BFPO numbers.
The free service applies to the following BFPO numbers:
715, 755, 758, 764, 767, 772, 779, 792, 632, 635, 639, 643, 684, 215, 254, 261 (Until 17/11/09), 292, 318 (Until 10/11/09), 323 (From 07/11/09), 338 (From 17/10/09), 357, 380 (From 12/11/09), 403, 432 (Until 06/11/09), 434, 436, 447
The following BFPOs have been added to the Free Service for the Christmas period from Fri 06 Nov 2009 until Fri 04 Dec 2009 inclusive ONLY:
567, 651, 492, 494, 655, 677, 255, 275, 276, 381, 430, 443
Maximum Weight of item cannot exceed 2kg
Dimension of item:
Minimum: One surface at least 90mm x 140mm.
Maximum: Length + Depth + Width = 900mm, with greatest single dimension not more than 600mm.
Also, do not forget the HM Customs Declaration C1/CN22 form to attach to the item.