Alt-Berg charging for delivery to operational BFPOs

Currently in pre-Op Shader quarantine, I’ve ordered a pair of Microlite Desert boots from Alt-Berg. Deliveries to operational BFPOs, 550, Op Shader in my case, are free up to 2 kg. Alt-Berg is charging £11.50 for delivery.
Has anyone found the same issue or found a way around it?
 
A - Is the box bigger than the permitted 900mm? If yes, then postage applies.
B - Does Alt-Berg count as your family/friend? If no, then postage applies.


From the BFPO info online:

Essential information
Packets are limited to 2 kg in weight.

Size limits: Minimum one surface at least 90 mm x 140 mm. Maximum length + depth + width = 900 mm width greatest single dimension not more than 600 mm.

Only relatives and friends within the UK or at BFPO addresses can send packets to named Service personnel and MOD deployed civilians only, in authorised operational areas.
 
A - Is the box bigger than the permitted 900mm? If yes, then postage applies.
B - Does Alt-Berg count as your family/friend? If no, then postage applies.


From the BFPO info online:

Essential information
Packets are limited to 2 kg in weight.

Size limits: Minimum one surface at least 90 mm x 140 mm. Maximum length + depth + width = 900 mm width greatest single dimension not more than 600 mm.

Only relatives and friends within the UK or at BFPO addresses can send packets to named Service personnel and MOD deployed civilians only, in authorised operational areas.

Also as a general rule it might be free postage if sent from a post office, if its a delivery company it can be extra.
 
Currently in pre-Op Shader quarantine, I’ve ordered a pair of Microlite Desert boots from Alt-Berg. Deliveries to operational BFPOs, 550, Op Shader in my case, are free up to 2 kg. Alt-Berg is charging £11.50 for delivery.
Has anyone found the same issue or found a way around it?

A few years ago there was an issue about people being injured whilst wearing non issue boots. It can affect compensation claims.

Why are you buying your own boots?
 

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