How to post to british forces?

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How to post to british forces?
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Wed, 04-02-2003 - 4:02pm
Hiya

My aunt is in Canada and wants to post a parcel to my husband in the Gulf in the British RAF. Her post office doesn't recognise our BFPO numbers so she paid the full air mail rate to saudi.

Is there a special forces rate she should ask for?

Any info would be really appreciated.

Thanks

marshmallow

RAF/GULF

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Registered: 02-18-2003
Wed, 04-02-2003 - 4:20pm
Where in Canada is your AUnt?

I've mailed from post office to an APO box and had no problem.. it shouldn't be a probrlme for an BFPO box.

Bea

Canadian AF wife

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 5:26am
Hiya

thank you for replying. she is in fort McMurray, Alberta.

I will say to maybe try a main post office in edmonton next time.

Our parcels are now free to send, just announced yesterday, hope this applies to her too.

marsh

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 1:54pm
Hi Marshmallow,

If the post office still won't send to a BFPO box try theses websites, the sell british goodies and ship to BFPO boxes:

http://www.britsabroad.co.uk/

http://www.sliceofbritain.co.uk/

and if these don't mail to BFPO Boxes here is the page I got them from, I'm sure if you email these guys the can help you out too.

http://www.effingpot.com/references.html

From a fellow Brit across the pond in Missouri

Emma-Jayne

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Registered: 02-18-2003
Thu, 04-03-2003 - 2:47pm
Your auntwill have to pay for shiping of the parcel. The reason yours is free is it is a deal/arrangment w/ the british parcel servie to ship to military bases for free. YOur aunt is shipping froma canadian post office. She would have to pay some shipping (ie I send to APO boxes and have to pay for the shipping to the APO station). Maybe your aunt can try from teh base in Edmonton. They may be of more help to her. I don't know if she can get pass the gate but she can always try. (It will not be open sat and sun).

GOod luck to her!

Bea