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packages to those on deployments

We're going to send a couple of packages to some people from our unit
who were deployed on Op Telic recently.

So to those who were deployed before, I wondered - what (practical)
items made your day when you were sent stuff from either home or from
mates in your unit ?

porn ,sweeties, toilitries .Wouldnt bother with practical stuff apart from biros
and little notebooks which are always handy .Stupid little luxries are what brighten peoples tours in my limited experince.


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Woody is right - basics are plentiful, it's the little things that count - some posh sweets, biscuits or snacks (but nothing that will be affected by being left around in a BFPO sack in 50c heat on a runway for several hours, e.g. chocolate).

Frankie Vaughan always goes down well, as might pin-ps, caledars, etc.
Getting a parcel generally isn't about what's inside. It's just a huge morale boost that someone is thinking about you and a reminder that the world back home is still there.

One of the lads in my multiple was sent a booklight by his parents, which I stole and used to read when the lights were off in the tent and it was too hot to sleep.

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