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Free Postage to UK Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan

tahirs Avatar
7y, 7m agoFound 7 years, 7 months ago
This service has been available for some time now, but still, for those that don't know ....& those that think its awesome...

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.

The free service applies to the following BFPO numbers:
210, 221, 248, 331, 368, 433, 434, 632, 635, 639, 641, 643, 657, 661, 684, 686, 715, 755, 758, 764, 767, 772, 792
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7y, 7m agoFound 7 years, 7 months ago
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#1
heat as its good for the families:thumbsup:
#2
Not for me but heat given its a great freebie for those that need to use it
#3
H&R. Salutations to our brave troops.
#4
Cool. Let's send them stuff for free!

But what can we send????


how about this...

http://www.musicline.de/cover/Status+Quo_In+The+Army+Now_602498341254.jpg

http://www.urban75.net/ubb/cool.gif
#5
Is it only those 2 locations? My father is posted in the Falklands and we regularly send him stuff - would be great if it was free to post stuff there too
#6
When i was in the RN (not that long ago ;-)) we used to get 'Blueys' (blue a4 pieces of paper that turn into an envelope) that enabled our families to write to us for free. We definately used them when i was in the Falklands.

Thought they could use them everytime we were on deployment for any length of time :thinking:

Sure they are available for other forces as well, maybe worth asking about, then you can contact your loved ones as often as you like for free :thumbsup:
#7
hm, loophole!!

do the Soldiers get free mail back too??

if so, send everything to you forces relatives, and let them send them on to where you really want them to be!!

be a nice way to skank RM out fo their way overpriced rates.
#8
You can send e blueys as well, they are free to send. This link will take you to the website.
http://www.bfpo.mod.uk/ebluey_home.htm
#9
Just wanted to add that the parcel cannot exceed 2KG but you can send as many parcels as you want provided they are less than the limit.
#10
Thank god for free postage. I've saved loads sending stuff to my OH in Afghan.

dcx_badass
Do they check your family? Just my mate is going out to Afghanistan in August, so this is pretty cool to post him useless crap.


Relatives AND friends/loved ones can send mail out, so nope, no checks are made. Just make sure parcels are under 2KG and you hand them over the counter, rather than just bunging them straight in the post box to qualify for free postage. And make sure you don't send prohibited items (ie: aerosols, perishable goods etc), and you attach a customs label.

More info from the BFPO website: http://www.bfpo.mod.uk/enduring_free_packet_service.htm

BFPOs included in the Enduring Free Mail Service

Operation Name / Ship BFPO Number

Op TELIC
632, 635, 639, 641, 661, 684, 767

Op HERRICK
715, 755, 758, 764, 772, 792

HMS Atherstone - 215
HMS Chiddingfold - 254
HMS Cumberland - 261 (from 08/06/09)
HMS Grimsby - 292
HMS Kent - 318 (from 14/06/09)
HMS Pembroke - 357
HMS Portland - 361 (until 16/06/09)
HMS Richmond - 375 (until 09/07/09)
RFA Wave Knight - 432
RFA Cardigan Bay - 436
RFA Diligence - 438
RFA Lyme Bay -447

Only the BFPO Numbers detailed above are included in the Enduring Free Postal Packet Service.
#11
jamie60509
Is it only those 2 locations? My father is posted in the Falklands and we regularly send him stuff - would be great if it was free to post stuff there too


Only blueys are free to the FI's

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