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September Newsletter: The latest newsletter is now available in the ’Adopters Area’.

Registrations: Due to staff holidays registrations for adopters will be closed from Tuesday 9 September, re-opening on 24 September. Military registrations will remain unaffected.

*** 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 as from 29th September no further letters or parcels will be delivered to BFPO 792 which is the main Camp Bastion address. We know that there are many of you who have this address for your adopted member of the armed forces. BFPO has requested that any parcels are POSTED by this date. No further post will be accepted for delivery after this date.

We appreciate that this will have come as a shock to those sending to this address. 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 will be making a big push to encourage troops in other bases to register with us. Until then ALL new registrations from civilian members will be suspended and no new applications for those who wish to adopt another soldier will be processed. We have decided to bring forward plans to allow troops on other bases around the world to register now, although they will not be covered by free postage. Once troops from other bases start to register we will reopen civilian registrations but any member who wishes to continue adopting will need to understand that they will need to bear the cost of postage as well as the contents of the parcel. Please keep watch for further updates as we get them. Thank you for your cooperation.

The Admin Team – AaBS

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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.