Couple told to stop sending parcels to Stan.

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But the Ministry of Defence has said that the troops have enough resources and has told the pensioners to stop sending parcels, claiming that the extra transport needed to take them to the soldiers could put servicemen's lives at risk.


In April they were presented with the Adjutant General's Commendation for Meritorious Service. The Adjutant-General is the second most senior staff general in the Army after the Chief of the General Staff.


The Ministry of Defence said it "strongly discouraged" members of the public from sending parcels and urged people to make donations to the "endorsed service charities".

In a nutshell, someone has decided that this couple are clogging up bfpo sacks therefore they should donate their cash instead to service charites.

Will wait for the official response to appear.
 

samm1551

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#3
So if they stop sending these parcels does that mean that the MOD can utilise the money for essential equipment instead? Or would it go straight back into the pocket of our politicians? :roll:
 
#4
tiger stacker said:
But the Ministry of Defence has said that the troops have enough resources and has told the pensioners to stop sending parcels, !!!!claiming that the extra transport needed to take them to the soldiers could put servicemen's lives at risk.!!!!!

Will wait for the official response to appear.
For some reason I cant get the page to do bold. Anyhow, I am shocked and outraged. In addition to the shortage of choppers in Afghastlystan, the MOD is now apparently using the Posties bike for operations. Ye Gods!!!
 
#5
tiger stacker said:
But the Ministry of Defence has said that the troops have enough resources and has told the pensioners to stop sending parcels, claiming that the extra transport needed to take them to the soldiers could put servicemen's lives at risk.


Mmmmmmm…


Did not Ainsworthless and the Porridge Wog claim we had an abundance of suitable transport?
 
#6
It is not just this couple.

The MOD has been asking people not to send parcels for weeks and have asked that they donate to charities instead.

It has reached the point where well intentioned people are clogging up the system and it will only become worse in the run up to Christmas.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8377157.stm
 
#7
By 8th\9th June 1944 post was arriving the day after is was sent from the UK to troops in Normandy according to the diaries I have read.

Considering the scale of troops involved then and now I do wonder where we're going wrong.
 
#8
Mikal said:
By 8th\9th June 1944 post was arriving the day after is was sent from the UK to troops in Normandy according to the diaries I have read.

Considering the scale of troops involved then and now I do wonder where we're going wrong.
During the same sort of period, my step-dad who was in Burma was getting a letter once a month, considering the scale of troops involved then, i wonder what were doing so right now :roll:
 
#9
Parcels yes but who reads their 4 hours a day worth of letter writing?

Letters and photos from hot chicks and horny munters - yes

By the way, BFPO 15 is Herford not Curry Rivil Village in case Chubb or any of the gang want to send the couple a 'we love you' letter on behalf of troops in Afghanistan.
 
#10
Mikal said:
By 8th\9th June 1944 post was arriving the day after is was sent from the UK to troops in Normandy according to the diaries I have read.

Considering the scale of troops involved then and now I do wonder where we're going wrong.
Have a look at a map of the world and look where Normandy is in relation to UK compared to Afghanistan, its in the same place it was in June 1944, an hour across the channel.
 
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Every year there are many soldiers who do not receive presents from their families in time for Xmas because the system has been clogged up with packages sent by well meaning but ill informed people such as this couple.
 
#12
LISpace said:
Every year there are many soldiers who do not receive presents from their families in time for Xmas because the system has been clogged up with packages sent by well meaning but ill informed people such as this couple.

The MOD could actually try getting off it's arse and putting some ads on TV telling people who they could help through the appropriate channels…
 
#13
LISpace said:
Every year there are many soldiers who do not receive presents from their families in time for Xmas because the system has been clogged up with packages sent by well meaning but ill informed people such as this couple.
Yip you are right, but then these ill informed people have dispatched over 6000 parcels in two years.
 
#14
tiger stacker said:
LISpace said:
Every year there are many soldiers who do not receive presents from their families in time for Xmas because the system has been clogged up with packages sent by well meaning but ill informed people such as this couple.
Yip you are right, but then these ill informed people have dispatched over 6000 parcels in two years.
And are helping to clog up the system. :wink:
 
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Western if a system gets clogged up through out the year, not just leading up to xmas then surely to goodness how did BFPO survive.
 
#16
Oil_Slick said:
LISpace said:
Every year there are many soldiers who do not receive presents from their families in time for Xmas because the system has been clogged up with packages sent by well meaning but ill informed people such as this couple.

The MOD could actually try getting off it's arse and putting some ads on TV telling people who they could help through the appropriate channels…
Yep, because the MoD is so flushed with cash at the moment...

The guys out here have been told and I thought it would be in the media.

Oh, it's that story we are talking about.
 
#18
tearsbeforebedtime said:
Oil_Slick said:
LISpace said:
Every year there are many soldiers who do not receive presents from their families in time for Xmas because the system has been clogged up with packages sent by well meaning but ill informed people such as this couple.

The MOD could actually try getting off it's arse and putting some ads on TV telling people who they could help through the appropriate channels…
Yep, because the MoD is so flushed with cash at the moment...

The guys out here have been told and I thought it would be in the media.

Oh, it's that story we are talking about.

And who was the biggest single spender on PR in the UK last year?

Oh, that would be the Government…

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2009/jul/20/uk-government-advertising-marketing

What they spend on one Gordon's saving the planet spin show would pay for some TV ads for this.
 
#19
LISpace said:
Every year there are many soldiers who do not receive presents from their families in time for Xmas because the system has been clogged up with packages sent by well meaning but ill informed people such as this couple.
read the article, others may be ill informed, but this couple at least know and adapt their schedule for christmas parcels:

Last night the couple said they would ignore the MoD ban. They would stop sending parcels in the run-up to Christmas, as they always did, to avoid delaying parcels from soldiers' families and friends, but they were determined to carry on sending packages in the New Year.
 
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tiger stacker said:
LISpace said:
Every year there are many soldiers who do not receive presents from their families in time for Xmas because the system has been clogged up with packages sent by well meaning but ill informed people such as this couple.
Yip you are right, but then these ill informed people have dispatched over 6000 parcels in two years.
They won't have been told to stop sending parcels at any time, despite the Telegraph's implication. The BFPO website gives all the necessary advice for those who wish to send welfare parcels.
 

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