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Royal Mail industrial action: 'Mail for troops will get through'

Armed Forces families are being reassured that post to their loved ones on operations will not be affected by the strike at Royal Mail. Check the official British Forces Post Office website for full updated details.

These quotes were last accessed 02.11.09:

BFPO and the Royal Mail Group have a very close working relationship and Royal Mail Group are very supportive of the BFPO and its customers. As a result of this support Royal Mail Group have implemented a procedure whereby BFPO customers will be able to continue to send mail items to BFPO oversees addresses throughout the period of industrial unrest. This service will support Service Personnel on operations but can also be used to send items to other BFPO addresses overseas. It is important to note that of the 3 constituent parts of Royal Mail Group, comprising Post Office Counters, Royal Mail and Parcelforce, only Royal Mail is affected by the CWU action. Effectively this means that there is a reduced letter and packet mail item (a Royal Mail item under 2kg) service between senders and receivers. However, Post Office Counter Services and Parcelforce will remain in operation and can provide their usual Parcel service although this is at a higher price.

To find out about sending mail during the industrial action please select one of the 3 options below:

Official Mail ( UK and Worldwide) Official Mail ( UK and Worldwide) - Click here for more information - Click here for more information

Private Mail (to, from and within non Op BFPO locations, eg Germany and Cyprus)Private Mail (to, from and within non Op BFPO locations, eg Germany and Cyprus) - Click here for more information  - Click here for more information

Private Mail to and from Ops (Enduring Free Mail Service (EFMS)) Private Mail to and from Ops (Enduring Free Mail Service (EFMS)) - Click here for more information - Click here for more information

Sending Eblueys to Operations- Click here for more information Sending Eblueys to Operations- Click here for more information


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