Military post appeal

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As Christmas appriaches the Ministry of Defence is urging people to consider service charities as an alternative way of showing their support rather than sending unsolicited parcels to military personnel serving abroad.

Every year the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) is overwhelmed by the generosity of people who send individuals, and groups, boxes of treats in operational theatres.

BFPO says that while this kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated it unintentionally causes a delay in personnel receiving the mail that counts the most – that from friends and family.