Adopting: New civilian registrations will close at 12 noon on Friday 21 November and confirmations and requests for new squaddies will close at 12 noon on Monday 24 November. We will re-open in January once we have received confirmation from the BFPO that there is no backlog in parcels being delivered. Military registrations will remain open.
BFPO 772: Please be aware that BFPO 772 is now closed and no further parcels should be sent there.
Christmas Cards: There is now a large selection of handmade Christmas Cards available in the gift shop. They are being offered at £1.00 each or 6 for £5.00.
200 new troops: We now have a new contingent of 200 troops signed up. Let’s get adopting!
September Newsletter: The latest newsletter is now available in the ’Adopters Area’.
*** Special Offer *** Gift Shop: Now that the Gift Shop is up and running, we’re having a special offer on Calendars for the all inclusive price of £7.40 (this includes p&p) until the end of February or while stocks last.
URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS.
We have been informed by BFPO that no further letters or parcels will be delivered to BFPO 772 or 792.
We are liaising with BFPO to confirm any other address which will still receive parcels after this date but for now if you have an adoptee that is based elsewhere then you are not affected at present. We are making a big push to encourage troops in other bases to register with us. We have decided to bring forward plans to allow troops on other bases around the world to register now, although they may not be covered by free postage.
The Admin Team – AaBS
Hello and welcome to Adopt A British Squaddie. Set up in June 2010 by the founder, Mark Stephens, the group has gone on to support over 5,800 troops and sent 15,000+ parcels and letters to help boost morale and give a small taste of home. Unlike a number of other groups Adopt A British Squaddie allows members of the public to get involved with actively supporting individual members of our Armed Services while they are out on Operational Deployment in Afghanistan and other conflict zones.
If you are a UK based resident and want to support UK troops then why not sign up to Adopt A Squaddie? Once registered you will be allocated a member of the armed forces (‘adoptee’), who you will support while they are on tour.
This is achieved by sending welfare or comfort parcels with things to remind them of home and to make life a little easier in the hostile and difficult circumstances they are in.
You can also send letters (or blueys) and emails (e-blueys) once you have sent your first parcel to keep in touch if you both decide .
If you are a member of the UK Armed Forces you can sign up to be ‘adopted’.
We are registered as a delivery partner with the MOD.
You can register at any time during your tour to be supported by us. Adopting a member of our services is open to individuals and groups and once inside you will find everything you need to know about the group, its founders and what you can do to help. Thank you for visiting and for supporting our armed forces.