Free Letters By E-Mail For Troops In Kosovo
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British soldiers serving in Kosovo will get free electronic letter delivery from their friends and family, via the Ministry of Defence and Royal Mail.
The new service, which uses Royal Mail's RelayOne system, actually prints each message, puts it in an envelope, and delivers it immediately to the Ministry of Defence for sending to Kosovo on the next available flight.
"The Ministry of Defence has worked closely with Royal Mail to set up this new system, which uses the Internet to help them stay in touch," said Doug Henderson, Minister for the Armed Forces. "It is free, and all one needs is a computer with an Internet link."
"We're just glad that we can bring some cheer to thousands of UK servicemen and their families during what must be a very tense and worrying time," added Richard Dykes, managing director of Royal Mail.
Friends and family of soldiers wishing to send e-mail to Kosovo should e-mail their messages to www.royalmail.co.uk/bfpo-relayone.