Free Parcels To Overseas Operational Theatres At Christmas

Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by MODBloke, Oct 25, 2005.

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  1. SofS for Defence has just announced in Edinburgh that the free postal packet scheme (parcels under 2kg in weight) will now form part of the OWP for Christmas (not just this year).

    In essence if you are on overseas operations and in receipt of OWP then you will be entitled to benefit from the scheme between 10 Nov - 8 Dec (first and last posting dates to the theatre of operations). It is only for parcels to named Service personnel - anonymous addresses (ie 'To a soldier in Iraq) will not be accepted.
    You cannot send parcels out of theatre to relatives at home.

    If you are not in receipt of OWP (NI, Falklands, DG, AI or other small scale UN Ops) you will not benefit from the concession.

    The BFPO Website will, in due course, give the details at BFPO site

    MOD Oracle have an article at: MOD Oracle
  2. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    beat me to it fellow modBloke ! ...for those who cannot access the DefenceNet site from where you are:

    now that's a good news story - long overdue.

    ( Dear Daily Mail: - whatever happened to your campaign for Operational deployments to be tax - free ????? )

    Le Chevre
  3. The scheme has now been extended to include the Falkland Islands, Diego Garcia and Ascension Island.