BFPO help any posties know the gen.

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by Lamin, Jan 18, 2013.

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  1. I am shortly to deploy on Op Herrick.

    I know my det address etc however I have family who live outside the UK and I dont think writing BFPO will be speedily recognised in that country, if at all.

    Would they then write Brit Forces Post Office, RAF Northolt, Middlesex, England after that, thus ensuring it gets at least to the sorting office and then it gets forwarded to the said BFPO Op number?

    Appreciate any steers on how to correctly tackle this.

    Many thanks.
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  4. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    In the olden days, they would have put your BFPO address down and then write 'BFPO London, UK' after it. But let someone more up to date confirm.
  5. Sounds good to me.
  6. .....................If you put your unit details, plus BFPO on the letter.

    It will get there!
  7. I get stuff all the time from foreign lands. Just get them to put UK at the end of the address and even the mongest foreign postie will know it needs to go the UK.
  8. Thanks Guys but I checked at the Post Office (Canada and not near BATUS) they had no idea what to do about it.
  9. Not everyone has your tastes you know!
  10. Apart from f it sent from a country which doesn't routnely know who the 1st loamshires are or what BFPO means.
  11. Lamin, my advice is either send to the welfare office or somewhere to redirect

    or stick England/UK/Great Britain below the address.

    You arn't affected by BFPO rules on charges etc until t hits this country, but it needs to get to this countries mail system.

    Other than that follow these rules
    HM Forces Mail | Royal Mail Ltd
  12. In fact...

    [ARCHIVED CONTENT] Welcome to the Official British Forces Post Office Website

    Archived content, but I reckon that would work.
  13. Thanks Chocolate Frog
  14. Yes..well now he tells us he's in Canada!

    Doesn't matter though. Canada Post is aware of what BFPO means!

    It will still turn up!

  15. Didn't realise he was in Canada... just he was getting mail from abroad... chances are a Cannuck posty would know BFPO, but why take teh chance. They are people who's job revolves around matching the number on the house, with the number on the letter.

    Don't confuse them. Lead them to where you want to go.

    UK on the bottom line = airmail/surface mail to UK. Uk can figure the rest out.