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Encyclopedia > British Forces Post Office

The British Forces Post Office (BFPO) is an agency that provides a postal service to The armed forces of the United Kingdom are known as the British Armed Forces or Her Majestys Armed Forces, officially the Armed Forces of the Crown. Their Commander-in-Chief is the Queen and they are managed by the Ministry of Defence. The British Armed Forces are charged with... HM Forces, separate from that provided by A Victorian hexagonal red post box. Traditionally UK post boxes carry the initials of the reigning monarch at the time of their installation: in this case VR for Victoria Regina. Royal Mail is the national postal service in the United Kingdom. Royal Mail Group plc is a public limited company... Royal Mail in the The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the British Commonwealth and European Union. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, UK or, inaccurately, as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent parts. Three of these parts... United Kingdom. BFPO addresses are used for the delivery of mail in the UK and around the world.


Below is a an example of a BFPO address, (the company and regiment are fictitious).

 12345678 LCPL B Jones B Company 1 Loamshire Regt BFPO 61 

BFPO 61 is for This is about the Italian city of Milan. For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). Piazza della Scala Milan (Milano in the Italian language, and Milán in Milanese dialect, from Latin, Mediolanum with the meaning of in the middle of the plain) is the main city in northern Italy, and... Milan, The Italian Republic or Italy ( Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in southern Europe. It comprises a boot-shaped peninsula and two large islands in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily and Sardinia, and shares its northern alpine boundary with France, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia. The independent countries of San... Italy. Until the handover of Hong Kong (香港; Cantonese IPA: ; Jyutping: hoeng1 gong2; Yale: heūng góng; pinyin: Xiānggǎng; Wade-Giles: Hsiang-kang) is one of the two Special Administrative Regions of the Peoples Republic of China. (The other one is Macau.) Administratively, the name Hong Kong... Hong Kong to The Great Wall of China, stretching over 6,700 km, was erected beginning in the 3rd century BC to guard the north from raids by men on horses. China  listen? ( Traditional: 中國; Simplified: 中国; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chung-kuo) is a nation located chiefly in continental East... China in 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Reef. Events January January 3 - NBCs Today Show Bryant Gumbel signs off for the last time January 8 - Mister Rogers receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame... 1997, BFPO 1 was the address for British forces serving in the former A United Kingdom overseas territory (formerly known as a dependent territory or earlier as a crown colony) is a territory that is under the sovereignty and formal control of the United Kingdom but is not part of the United Kingdom proper (Great Britain and Northern Ireland). Overseas territories should be... colony.


When sending mail from the UK to a member of HM Forces serving overseas, the sender must address it to the appropriate BFPO number, and not to the country in which that person is based. This is especially important as mail to BFPO addresses is often charged at the inland UK rate, and if it is addressed to ' Cyprus (in Greek Kypros Κύπρος and in Turkish Kıbrıs) is an island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, 113 kilometres (70 miles) south of Turkey and around 120 km west of the Syrian coast. National motto: None National anthem: Ύμν... Cyprus', ' The Federal Republic of Germany ( German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is one of the worlds leading industrialised countries, located in the heart of Europe. Due to its central location, Germany has more neighbours than any other European country: these are Denmark in the north, Poland and the Czech Republic in the... Germany' or ' Belize is a small nation on the eastern coast of Central America, on the Caribbean Sea bordering Mexico to the northwest and Guatemala to the west and south. The nation of Honduras is a near neighbour, 75 km away (47 miles) across the Gulf of Honduras to the east. The... Belize' with only UK postage attached, this will result in delays.


In order to speed up the delivery from HM Forces, the BFPO has developed a hybrid form of mail, known as 'Bluey' (http://www.bfpo.org.uk/), in which letters can be sent directly by Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. Start the E mail article If you have created this page in the past few minutes and it has not yet appeared, it may not be visible due to a delay in updating the database. Please wait and check... e-mail to the BFPO, and then dispatched to the recipient via the traditional postal system.


For security reasons, mail to civilian addresses Northern Ireland is an administrative region and one of four parts of the United Kingdom. It has a land border with the Republic of Ireland in the island of Ireland and is otherwise bounded by sea. It covers 14,139 square kilometres (5,459 square miles) in the north-east... Northern Ireland or the The Republic of Ireland ( Irish: Poblacht na hÉireann) is the official description of an independent state which covers approximately five-sixths of the island of Ireland, off the coast of north-west Europe. It is the westernmost state of the European Union, and has a developed economy and... Republic of Ireland must be handed directly to BFPO staff, not placed in the post box, and must not have a return military address displayed on the envelope. In addition, mail to those destinations cannot be sent using the Bluey system.


External links

  • BPFO Website (http://www.bfpo.org.uk/)
  • List of static BFPO numbers (http://www.bfpo.org.uk/bfponumbers_static.htm)

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British Forces Post Office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (424 words)
The British Forces Post Office (BFPO) is an agency that provides a postal service to HM Forces, separate from that provided by Royal Mail in the United Kingdom.
Until the handover of Hong Kong to China in 1997, BFPO 1 was the address for British forces serving in the former colony.
In order to speed up the delivery from HM Forces, the BFPO has developed a hybrid form of mail, known as 'e-Bluey', in which letters can be sent directly by e-mail to the BFPO, and then dispatched to the recipient via the traditional postal system.
Neopost Limited UK - Company> Case Studies> British Forces Post Office Case Study (519 words)
BFPO (British Forces Post Office) is part of the Ministry of Defence (MoD), and processes every single piece of mail on the way to its destination.
British Embassy mail is weighed using Neopost postal scales, then hand stamped with a postage paid impression.
BFPO is so widespread, we require a very flexible servicing agreement.
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