British Forces Post Office: last dates of posting

A list of dates for friends and family of service personnel wishing to send British Forces Post Office mail in time for Christmas.



The ‘Last dates of posting’ list contains dates for the:

  • last recommended posting dates for letters (both air and surface)
  • latest recommended posting dates for worldwide parcels
  • ‘Christmas Families Free Mail Service’ to operations and HM ships in support
  • letters to Santa Claus/Father Christmas

You can find out how to Send mail with the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) including what you can and can’t send.

Published 3 October 2013
Last updated 5 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated the attachment for 2018.
  2. Added updated list of last dates of posting for Christmas 2017.
  3. Added last days of posting for Christmas 2017.
  4. Added last dates for Christmas 2016.
  5. Updated the last dates of posting guide.
  6. Added last dates of posting for 2015.
  7. Added updated last dates of posting document.
  8. Added updated last dates of posting for Christmas 2014.
  9. Added amended version of the last dates for Christmas posting.
  10. Added new last posting dates for Christmas 2014.
  11. Updated "last dates of posting" document with new version.
  12. First published.