"Friends" on Herrick to send Christmas parcels to.

EX_STAB

Midshipman
#1
Can anyone suggest a "friend" (SNCO) on Herrick that we can send parcels to for distribution amongst the troops. The Free BFPO scheme is only for family and friends but we'd like to send out some useful goodies. See similar thread on ARRSE

We have BFPO addresses for Army elements but not for RM.

Cheers,

Ex STAB
 
#2
Re: "Friends" on Herrick to send Christmas parcels

Try mescullyman, he is out there. I think he is on days at the mo so is likely not reading his PMs but I will ebluey him and ask if you like.

Or I can offer a WO RNR female who might help. Although no smutty comments please.
 

EX_STAB

Midshipman
#4
Re: "Friends" on Herrick to send Christmas parcels

Still not got a BFPO address for Christmas Parcels for 3cdo Bde RM.
48 hours to go before they all go to Army elements.

Ex STAB
 

dixie_gooner

Lantern Swinger
#5
Re: "Friends" on Herrick to send Christmas parcels

The BFPO nos for HERRICK are 715, 755, 758, 764, 772 & 792. Not sure who is at which one, but hope this helps
 

EX_STAB

Midshipman
#6
Re: "Friends" on Herrick to send Christmas parcels

dixie_gooner said:
The BFPO nos for HERRICK are 715, 755, 758, 764, 772 & 792. Not sure who is at which one, but hope this helps
Thanks for that. The problem is that unless I've got a name, number and unit I can't post it using the Free BFPO parcel service as it's only for family and friends. See ARRSE for examples.

I can see the PERSEC angle but the SNCOs in RA and RE elements don't seem too concerned as you can see on the link above.

We're just trying to do something to help.

Cheers,

Ex STAB
 
#7
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My oppo:

P994991N
SGT M.C. "H" (BALD EAGLE)
B OMLT Y COY
45 Commando R.M.
OP HERRICK
BFPO 792

It will get to him and the lads.

V.M.T. on behalf of them all.
 

TurboThreaders

Lantern Swinger
#8
Re: "Friends" on Herrick to send Christmas parcels

i have never sent anything using BFPO, do i need to fill in a form to send a parcel to the above address? how much would it cost?
 

EX_STAB

Midshipman
#9
Re: "Friends" on Herrick to send Christmas parcels

RAIDER_OF_THE_LOST_CAUSE said:
My oppo:

P994991N
SGT M.C. "H" (BALD EAGLE)
B OMLT Y COY
45 Commando R.M.
OP HERRICK
BFPO 792

It will get to him and the lads.

V.M.T. on behalf of them all.
Thanks, they're most welcome. Expect two parcels for distribution. For information, one parcel each going to RE and RA elements 3 Cdo Bde as well.

Cheers,

Ex STAB
 
#10
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Halford said:
i have never sent anything using BFPO, do i need to fill in a form to send a parcel to the above address? how much would it cost?
Full instructions and suggestions for packing and contents are here: ARRSE

There is a free parcel service for "friends" of serving troops. Your "friend" for this purpose is either:

P994991N
SGT M.C. "H" (BALD EAGLE)
B OMLT Y COY
45 Commando R.M.
OP HERRICK
BFPO 792


Or the Royal Engineers and Royal Artillery fellows listed on the ARRSE page I've linked to above.

Any further problems just post again here or on the ARRSE thread.

Best get packing - must be at the Post Office on Friday 8 December

Cheers,

Ex STAB
 
#11
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cheers, ill get it boxed off tomorrow. is there a weight/size limit? obviously im not goin to take the piss and send a BMW mini in a box like, but a large tupaware box full of items might weigh a fair bit.
 
#12
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Halford said:
cheers, ill get it boxed off tomorrow. is there a weight/size limit? obviously im not goin to take the piss and send a BMW mini in a box like, but a large tupaware box full of items might weigh a fair bit.
See:
http://www.bfpo.mod.uk/freepacketservice.htm
and read the ARRSE thread as suggested in previous posts.

Shoe box size should be OK max weight 2 Kg (4.4 lb) but read the regs and guidance I've linked above.

Cheers,

Ex STAB
 
#13
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sound. just off to post a lockable tuppaware box (in itself a useful item) containing:

oxo cubes, salt sachets, ketchup sachets, t bags, cayenne pepper, moralibo, toothpaste, XXX mints, vaseline, paracetemol, babywipes, sandwhich bags, Nuts and Zoo. Also a Flag of St. George condom (allways be prepared)

i hope it makes one booty's xmas a little more pleasant.
 
#15
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yeh, it was a bastard trying to get the weight down below 2Kg. it will be sent today dont worry. cheers
 
#16
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Halford said:
sound. just off to post a lockable tuppaware box (in itself a useful item) containing:

oxo cubes, salt sachets, ketchup sachets, t bags, cayenne pepper, moralibo, toothpaste, XXX mints, vaseline, paracetemol, babywipes, sandwhich bags, Nuts and Zoo. Also a Flag of St. George condom (allways be prepared)

i hope it makes one booty's xmas a little more pleasant.
Good drills mate. Flag of St George condom? Mental!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
#17
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just sent it now. got a warm sense of wellbeing. hopefully the bootneck who gets it will feel the same.
 
#18
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I've just got back with all this kit. God knows how many boxes it'll have to go in!

I've got to wrap it yet!

Cheers'
Ex STAB
 
#19
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EX_STAB said:
I've put together the following list for field troops on Herrick:

Plastic sealed container (as described above)
Food items - for improving Compo:
Stock cubes / oxo
mixed herbs
chilli peppers
mustard powder
black pepper
salt
curry powder
garlic powder
(above packed in bags in film canisters)

Personal:
toothbrush
wet wipes
cotton buds
lip salve
nail brush (useful for more than nails - heavy duty item)
handkerchiefs
Sticking plasters
Safety pins
Nail clippers

Make and Mend:
needles
thread
darning wool and needle
Elastic
Velcro
Buttons
strong thread for webbing repairs
pliers
stanley knife with blades
insulating tape

Miscellaneous
Playing cards
Novels
Postcards
Pencils
Chinagraphs
ziplock bags
trouser twists


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Is this sort of stuff going to be useful and well received or should we just send cake and fags? I imagine that this is the sort of stuff that you buy for yourself to deploy with (well I would) and that can't be replaced when it runs out.

Sensible comments only please.

Ex STAB
Well I finally got that lot to the post office.

8 boxes of herbs, spices, tea, sweets etc.
4 boxes of postcards, sewing kits, playing cards, pencils, nail clippersetc.
4 Christmas puddings with instant custard
1 packet of books, notebooks and playing cards along with Christmas cards from folks down the pub.

Packing it was a nightmare. Keeping under the weight limits was the most difficult bit. Hopefully I'll get some reports back to indicate whether the packing was suitable and survived the journey.

It's all gone to 3 Cdo Bde on Herrick, split between RM, RA and RE.
It looked a lot on the kitchen table but it'll only go so far amongst a Brigade. Should bring a little cheer anyway.

Why aren't RBL and SSAFA organising public campaigns for this sort of thing? They could get reduced rates on postage somehow surely.

Cheers,

Ex STAB
 

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