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Generous public urged: think twice before sending unsolicited Christmas gifts to troops

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

With the Christmas countdown now underway, the MOD is reiterating its plea to the general public not to send unsolicited gifts and packages to members of the Armed Forces. Whilst undoubtedly well-intentioned, such generosity has a multitude of unintended consequences which can create disappointment and inconvenience by preventing messages from family and friends being delivered.