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What can NOT be sent to British soldiers serving in Afghanistan?

#1
I've been trying to find out what can not be sent to our son when he gets to Afghanistan, but to no avail.

I've found details of maximum weight and dimensions, but that's all.
 

jarrod248

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Gallery Guru
#7
Useful things (I hope) I've sent friends.
Crisps, nuts, jerky, pork scratchings, wet ones, mints, chewing gum, tubes of condensed milk, coffee, tea bags, chilli and curry powder, hot chocolate that doesn't need added milk, cup a soups, croutons, mixed herbs, spare socks, lip balm, skin cream, mustard powder, love letters, tomato purée, biscuits, malt loaf, cakes, oxo cubes, boiled sweets, tinned meat, tinned cheese, tubes of cheese such as primula, wine gums, powdered milk and milk shake powder,you'll have to mess around with weights.
 
#8
Useful things (I hope) I've sent friends.
Crisps, nuts, jerky, pork scratchings, wet ones, mints, chewing gum, tubes of condensed milk, coffee, tea bags, chilli and curry powder, hot chocolate that doesn't need added milk, cup a soups, croutons, mixed herbs, spare socks, lip balm, skin cream, mustard powder, love letters, tomato purée, biscuits, malt loaf, cakes, oxo cubes, boiled sweets, tinned meat, tinned cheese, tubes of cheese such as primula, wine gums, powdered milk and milk shake powder,you'll have to mess around with weights.
You're for the ****ing high jump when the stealth invasion of the UK is complete and the sharia courts get their (clean, right) hands on you, infidel.
 
#9
Useful things (I hope) I've sent friends.
Crisps, nuts, jerky, pork scratchings, wet ones, mints, chewing gum, tubes of condensed milk, coffee, tea bags, chilli and curry powder, hot chocolate that doesn't need added milk, cup a soups, croutons, mixed herbs, spare socks, lip balm, skin cream, mustard powder, love letters, tomato purée, biscuits, malt loaf, cakes, oxo cubes, boiled sweets, tinned meat, tinned cheese, tubes of cheese such as primula, wine gums, powdered milk and milk shake powder,you'll have to mess around with weights.
You missed out Haribo...
 
#10
Find out what the recipients favourite tipple is and buy them a bottle of it, neck the contents of it and send it full of the shampoo you were going to send anyway. A nice big, floppy wholly hat and mittens goes down a treat as does a hundred or so photos of all his UK based mates out on the lash wearing his clothes and generally having more fun than them.
 
#11
Thanks everyone for those replies :)

jarrod248, your list was very useful, as was the link to the official list - I couldn't find anything on aerosols though? I presume they can be sent?
 
#14
Useful things (I hope) I've sent friends.
Crisps, nuts, jerky, pork scratchings, wet ones, mints, chewing gum, tubes of condensed milk, coffee, tea bags, chilli and curry powder, hot chocolate that doesn't need added milk, cup a soups, croutons, mixed herbs, spare socks, lip balm, skin cream, mustard powder, love letters, tomato purée, biscuits, malt loaf, cakes, oxo cubes, boiled sweets, tinned meat, tinned cheese, tubes of cheese such as primula, wine gums, powdered milk and milk shake powder,you'll have to mess around with weights.
You snook that one in there!

And the wet ones!! surprised not to see vasaline but I guess lipbalm would do .
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#15
You can get a load of customs stickers from the post office. Finding boxes is surprisingly problematic. You quickly get to the weight limit so get smart with your packing.
Expect they'll get chucked about and wrap well.
 
#16
Tubes of Cappucino went down very well,as did cuppa soups,drinking chocolate in tubes,all day lollies,boiled sweets,wet wipes (plenty),lots of Vaseline/E45 cream (the sand gets everywhere),DVD's,crossword/puzzle books,pens/paper,mints/chewing gum,small cartons of juice,biccies (not choccy),small tins of fish (Tuna/Mackerel/Pilchards) in oil or brine were very popular,nuts/dried fruit,mini Cheddars,pork scratching,bacon fries (you can send these),Laughing Cow cheese triangles,ritz biccies,jammie dodgers,assorted artists fine paint brushes (keep your kit clean from fine dust).

My missus sent 50 boxes on H15.The Post Office sells perfect sized boxes that come flat packed for about £1.25.
Make sure all edges are well sealed and get a stock of Customs Stickers free from the PO.
 
#17
You can get a load of customs stickers from the post office. Finding boxes is surprisingly problematic. You quickly get to the weight limit so get smart with your packing.
Expect they'll get chucked about and wrap well.
Post Offices sell Flat Packed cardboard boxes for about £1.25,they are the ideal size,I agree make sure your box is well packed and any gaps filled with screwed up n/papers and use lots and lots of cellotape.
 

jarrod248

LE
Gallery Guru
#19
Post Offices sell Flat Packed cardboard boxes for about £1.25,they are the ideal size,I agree make sure your box is well packed and any gaps filled with screwed up n/papers and use lots and lots of cellotape.
Pay? I just get work colleagues to save them they're well trained now.
 
#20
Post Offices sell Flat Packed cardboard boxes for about £1.25,they are the ideal size,I agree make sure your box is well packed and any gaps filled with screwed up n/papers and use lots and lots of cellotape.
Shoe shops for your free boxes, explain why you want them and you should walk out with armfulls, unless you live in Bradford, flip flops dont come in boxes:)
 

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