BFPO is closing all NATO Post Offices(Total of 12) Not sure how things like Opmail can be sent by families of guys who are deployed. Not able to get certian companies to send or recognise addresses in Naples / Ramstein / Brunssum etc.
But you know it wont save that amount, that is simply some idiot who has bigged up the figures. By the time they have to pay for the measures that have to be puit in place to accomodate those people effected by these cuts the real saving will be far less.
The trouble with posties (generally!!) is that it is a bit of a dark art, whose inner workings are known only to a few. We do take it for granted too much, but nevertheless it is avital element of ourTerms& Conditions and contributes hugely to the moral component of our fighting power.
Can you imagine the septics, krauts or frogs deciding to close POs like this. It is not a question of numbers either, I am not absoulutely sure but I think that the number of personnel served at SHAPE (for instance) is over 1000.
The truth is thought that some thruster offered the saving and the manadrins took it and have almost certainly committed it already elsewhere (Eurofighter, moving HQ ARRC etc). It is such a load of C0CK.