Sending post FROM Afghan: Question?

#1
Hi all,

Can anyone tell me if it's possible for soldiers in Afghanistan to send post other than blueys?

I have been given about a dozen hand made cards to send out so that the lads/lasses
can send them to their families/loved ones back home.

Just hoping it wouldn't be a wasted exercise.

Thanks.

Cliff.
 
#3
Yes, they can and that includes anything up to a 2kg packet. As mentioned above there is a British Forces Post Office on Camp Bastion; there's also a few others round theatre - the BFPO website has a list of numbers and locations.

Be aware, although sending mail TO theatre is free, sending mail from it is not. So if you want to be extra nice, stick a stamp on the card's envelope too - that way if the card goes to a FOB/PB or somewhere else without a BFPO the chaps can still send it home :) No need for 1st class though, 2nd will do as all forces mail is treated as 1st by Royal Mail when it hit UK shores.
 
#4
Be aware, although sending mail TO theatre is free, sending mail from it is not. So if you want to be extra nice, stick a stamp on the card's envelope too - that way if the card goes to a FOB/PB or somewhere else without a BFPO the chaps can still send it home :) No need for 1st class though, 2nd will do as all forces mail is treated as 1st by Royal Mail when it hit UK shores.
So, a standard 1st class stamp is sufficient? What? 46p? Hell, I'll make absolutely certain every envelope has one.

Many thanks for the replies chaps.
 
#5
So, a standard 1st class stamp is sufficient? What? 46p? Hell, I'll make absolutely certain every envelope has one.

Many thanks for the replies chaps.
Don't waste money, stick a second class on!!! Spoken like a true Yorkshireman.
 
#6
what about sending personal mail from one FOB to another, is that free under 2kg?

I'm squeaky clean so I won't post it as work mail :)
 
#8
Intra-theatre post is also 2 kg and SHOULD be 5 or 10p. But in reality it's unlikely that your friendly postie will charge you!
 

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