New Postal Agreement

New Postal Agreement

Service personnel posted overseas will continue to be able to keep in touch with friends and family at affordable rates in a new agreement between the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) and Royal Mail.

Lieutenant General Paul Jaques CBE, Chief of Materiel (Land) for Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the procurement organisation for the Ministry of Defence (MOD), signed a £11 million agreement with Royal Mail to continue to provide the carriage of mail to and from service personnel based overseas.

In accordance with the Armed Forces Covenant, sending mail to personnel overseas will remain at inland UK prices. For Service men and women on operations, the vital service of keeping in touch with home will remain free.

The Royal Mail pays half the costs of the Enduring Families Free Mail Service, which allows relatives and friends within the UK or at BFPO addresses to send letters and small parcels to military personnel on operations overseas for free.

Mike Newnham, Royal Mail’s Chief Customer Officer, said:

“Royal Mail is delighted that its long standing contract with the British Forces Post Office is continuing. We are proud to play our part in delivering mail to our armed forces stationed around the world”.