Only for the Christmas holidays (they will be "reviewing" a possible continuation after) - but it's SOMETHING!!
-- "Theresa Theobald, a mother whose son is serving in Afghanistan and who had been campaigning for free parcel deliveries to the troops, welcomed the news. She said that she had spent more than £400 over the past six months on sending "goodies" such as food and toiletries from home.
"It is the only morale they have really. It brightens their day up when the post gets delivered to them," she said."
**UPDATE Aug 23**
The mother mentioned above, Mrs. Theobald, left a lovely comment to this post that also contained some very important information - If you are a British citizen, resident or ex-pat, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE go to this site page to sign the 10 Downing Street petition to reduce/or free parcel postage for soldiers in Iraq & Afghanistan. THANK YOU!!!!!
Royal Mail overview of HM Forces mail
** Big thanks to Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive, Acute Politics and Politics of a Patriot for posting about this!