Guidance: British Forces Post Office: last dates of posting

Defence Equipment Support

October 7
13:23 2020


The BFPO Christmas postage deadlines are published in the autumn every year.

The 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

Find out how to send mail with the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) including what you can and cant send.

Published 3 October 2013
Last updated 7 October 2020 +show all updates
  1. Added BFPO: last dates of posting for Christmas 2020.

  2. Added a note stating when the next Christmas postage dates will be published and removed the old dates.

  3. Updated the attachment for 2018.

  4. Added updated list of last dates of posting for Christmas 2017.

  5. Added last days of posting for Christmas 2017.

  6. Added last dates for Christmas 2016.

  7. Updated the last dates of posting guide.

  8. Added last dates of posting for 2015.

  9. Added updated last dates of posting document.

  10. Added updated last dates of posting for Christmas 2014.

  11. Added amended version of the last dates for Christmas posting.

  12. Added new last posting dates for Christmas 2014.

  13. Updated "last dates of posting" document with new version.

  14. First published.

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