British soldiers serving in Kosovo will
get free electronic letter delivery from their friends and family, via the Ministry of Defence and Royal
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.
The free offer to service families has a promotional dimension
as well, demonstrating the capabilities of Royal Mail’s
RelayOne Internet-to-post service. RelayOne enables people
from anywhere in the world to send letters and documents of up
to 50 pages to any postal address via the Internet.
Friends and family of soldiers wishing to send e-mail to Kosovo
should e-mail their messages to www.royalmail.co.uk/bfpo-relayone.