ACF Parcels for troops

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  1. I'm an ACF instructor, and have a group of around 6 seniors at our detachment that are at a loose end of late. I've decided amongst other little projects they're going to start putting together some parcels to be sent to our sponsor unit that is on ops, realisitcally we would be aiming to send one a month.

    I know the question has been asked before but we're looking at putting low cost items in. They've suggested writing a newsletter themselves, but would appreciate some pointers on what to include. They've also said that they'd fancy putting some non-perishable food items in to supplment rations (the more unusual the better), and have a budget of around £10 a month, which is my petrol expenses I get from the ACF.

    So what I'm after is suggestions for their newsletter and the food items.

    I'm prepped for a rifting in you think the idea is decidedly naff or that I am a walt, but am really after some feedback.
  2. mwl946

    mwl946 LE Good Egg (charities)

    As fellow ACF officer, i think its a great idea! Good luck to you and your seniors
  3. Shower Gel, Deodorant,Shampoo, Conditioner, Comb Disposable razors,shaving cream/Gel,Toothpaste/Brush,Mouthwash,Dental Floss,Optrex,Tissues pocket size,Vaseline,Lip balm Sunblock,GermolineOther antiseptic creams,Antiseptic Talc,Foot Powder,Baby oil,Moisturising Lotion/Cream,Wet Wipes,Baby Wipes,Antibacterial Handwash Gel the sort you dont need water for,Liquid soap,Dental chewing gum like Dentyne,Pens PaperEnvolopesMags No Porn,Playing cardsBoard games Boiled sweets Cotton Socks. NO AEROSOLS, NO ALCOHOL.
    Must not go over 2kg including wrapping Shoe boxes are best
  4. No Porn??? does that include FHM, Maxim, Nuts, Zoo and Men Only.
  5. Don't want them to take their minds off of the job in hand (no pun intended)
  6. I sent parcels containing Nuts, FHM and the others, all arrived safely. afterall it's not really porn!

  7. I don't think my cades parents would be best pleased if i started asking their little darlings to bring jazz mags to cadets, its not in my red book but sure its frowwned upon!
  8. ...I thought you were purposing to send Cadets to the sandpit, in a parcel. Some sorts of Batman/Brew-boy work experience scheme?