The Armed Forces are urging the public to support the British Forces Post Office by using Service charities to deliver their mail.
In the 100 day run-up to Christmas, the British Forces Post Office receives a high volume of parcels to be sent to operational zones.
The overload of parcels are sent to personnel in Afghanistan as well as other countries and Royal Navy ships.
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