British Forces Postal Standard Delivery

Send a parcel to a member of HM Forces serving overseas

  • delivery to any British Forces Post Office (BFPO) number  
  • free redirection if your recipient’s location changes after you post your parcel
  • parcel weight up to 30kg
  • for HM ships, parcel weight is up to 11kg
  • parcel length max 1.05m, length and girth combined max 2m 
  • delivery times depend on exact stationing of recipient’s unit, usually 2-12 weeks
  • £100 compensation cover per parcel (option to pay more to increase cover)
  • track your parcel up until it leaves the UK

How to address your HM Forces parcel

  1. Attach a Parcelforce Worldwide BFPO service label.
  2. Include the recipient’s number, rank and name.
  3. Include the sub-unit, unit and BFPO number.
  4. Send the parcel c/o the Forces member if it’s for a member of their family.

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Can we help?

For general enquirers, speak to the British Forces Post Office HQ, call:

0345 769 7978

7.30am-4pm, Mon-Fri