I'm following on from the link given here, and this has probably been covered a couple of years ago, but I couldn't find any obvious trace of it, so please bear with me... In his article on the above thread Max Hastings mentions sending a 'comfort box' via the BFPO system to the blokes in the sandy place. Very easy if you have a relative or a mate out there, but not if you just want to help generally (http://www.bfpo.org.uk/customercareunit.htm#faqoptelic3 gives some pointers, but says charity boxes can't be sent to the blokes generally, they have to be sent to a specific individual), so it got me to thinking with my charitable cap on, what would be the mileage in organising something more in the public eye? Something that involved a big organisation possibly putting their name to it and even helping out with the logistics of collecting the magazines and sweeties. Presumably BFPO would deal with the overseas bit. The advantages are obvious; the blokes get lots of free goodies and their sterling work gets more recognition by Joseph Public than the occasional looking up from his microwave meal when another squaddie sadly pulls off the Iraqi highway in the worst possible place, which to be honest, is the only time Telic hits the news anymore. Given the number of Arssers in al manner of positions in both the Army system and CivDiv it seems we are uniquely placed to put something together like this and at the end of the day, what harm can it do? Regardless of one's view of the Iraq war, everyone seems to have sympathy for the blokes out there and it would be a foolish and heartless public figure/company/corporation who refused to support the idea. I've put this in the Naafi because I know this is where the majority of you perverts gather and I wanted the maximum possible feedback, but obviously if it is better placed somewhere else feel free to move it. Equally, if the idea is pants, don't hold your fire. As if you would.