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Send the Brits in Iraq and the 'stan some cheer

Posted By Blackfive • [September 20, 2006]

Bob sends this blurb from David Frum's Diary on NRO with an address to send to a letter or care package to a British soldier:

Sep. 18, 2006: Brits in Basra
Charles Moore's column in the UK Spectator is only available to subscribers, alas.

But there is one paragraph from his Sept. 9 column that all the world should see:

It is illogical, but true, that when soldiers take part in campaigns which are politically unpopular at home, their courage and dedication are less appreciated. I am told by the father of a British soldier just returned from six months in Iraq (and soon off to Afghanistan) that our troops in Basra receive very few letters of support from people at home, whereas their American counterparts have many letters, cards and parcels from complete strangers. He says that such messages cheer the soldiers up tremendously. If you want to send something, write to 'British Soldier, c/o G1 Branch'. In Iraq, the address is HQ MultiNational Div (SE), Basra, BFPO 641. In Afghanistan, it is HQ Helmand Province Task Force, Camp Bastion, BFPO 792.t

I'll make it easier for you to cut and paste a label for a Brit in Iraq:

    British Soldier
    c/o G1 Branch
    HQ MultiNational Div (SE)
    Basra, BFPO 641

And for a British soldier in Afghanistan:

    British Soldier
    c/o G1 Branch
    HQ Helmand Province Task Force
    Camp Bastion, BFPO 792.t


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