HM Forces

Reliable delivery to the British Forces post office addresses


The services

  • The premium parcel size service is only available to the following locations; to and from BFPO 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 26, 28, 30, 31, 35, 38, 39, 40, 44, 47, 109, 113, 115 and 140
  • One way service only to BFPO 53, 57, 58, 59 and 567, there is no return premium service from these locations


  • This service is available to purchase from Post Office® branches. The price you pay is based on the weight of the parcel

What you can send

  • You’ll be amazed by how many things you can send with BFPO services. If you’re unsure, check here

Size and weight

  • All BFPO's (with the exception of HM Ships, Op Herrick and Op Kipion) have a maximum weight of 30kg per parcel. There are two size limits as follows:
  • Standard parcel maximum size is 1.05 metres in length and 2 metres maximum length and girth combined
  • Premium parcel maximum size is 1.5 metres in length and 3 metres length and girth combined
  • HM Ships (BFPO’s 200 to 499):

Maximum weight is 11 kg per parcel

Maximum size is 1.05 metres in length and 2 metres maximum length and girth combined

Packaging and address

  • For help on how to correctly package and address your parcel, read our comprehensive packaging guidelines

Parcel sending options

  • These services are only available from Post Office® branches or from one of our depots

The delivery

  • No delivery speed guarantee is available as time will depend on exact stationing of unit
  • Tracking available from collection up to point of departure from the UK (none overseas for security reasons).
  • We won’t charge you if we need to redirect your parcel to a new location


  • The cost includes £100 maximum compensation should your parcel be lost or damaged. You are able to extend your compensation cover.


Please note that all prices for BFPO are exempt from VAT. You will be charged based on the greater of the actual weight of your parcel and the calculated volumetric weight, please refer to our ‘How to calculate volumetric weight’ information for further details.

Weight up to (kg)   Price 
2  £8.90
5  £11.45
10  £13.30
15  £19.15
20  £23.50
25  £33.85
30  £37.05

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