Tuesday, August 21, 2007

British troops to get free postage on parcels

The London Times reports that families sending parcels to troops out in Afghanistan and Iraq have been granted free postage by Royal Mail after a public appeal on their behalf by General Sir Richard Dannatt, the head of the Army.

During a public television appearance, Gen. Dannat (shown above) made it clear he was “irritated” that families of soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq had to pay postage on their parcels.
According to an on-line article, "The instant response from the chairman of Royal Mail, following General Dannatt’s televised remarks from Afghanistan on Sunday, was welcomed last night by the Ministry of Defence."
Allan Leighton, Royal Mail chairman, is quoted as saying he wanted to see “our frontline troops get as much support as possible."
To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM