Parcel Service

Morale Mail

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SENDING MORALE MAIL THROUGH BASE MAIL


Sending Morale Mail through base mail
 
Family and friends of Canadian Armed Forces members deployed on overseas missions can send letters up to 500 grams to deployed troops free of charge.
 
The free mail service should not be used if the member is due to return to Canada within four weeks of mailing date. Items cannot be traced using this service and delivery times are varied and not guaranteed. Morale Mail Service is not recommended for sending personal property or items of any significant value. 
 
No charitable donations and/or humanitarian aid is permitted to be sent through this service (in accordance with policy issued by the VCDS).
 
Drop Off Location
Families may drop off their morale mail to the Base Post Office.
Location: 3 CDSG (also known as building 181) on Churchill Ave (map on page 3)
Hours:  Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Canadian Forces Morale Mail guidelines from Canada to theatre
The Morale Mail service provides families and friends within Canada a cost-free alternative to using Canada Post to send care packages to those serving at a CAF deployed operation.  A Canada Post International Air/Surface Shipping Label must be completed and attached to the respective parcel, and a detail list of contents must be inscribed in the bottom left-hand corner of the parcel to include quantity, description, weight (if known), and value. Parcels without the proper customs documentation /labels will take additional time to be processed and may be refused.
 
Delivery time frame
Because Morale Mail is often sent only once weekly from locations across Canada, it may take up to 28 days or longer from the time of mailing to delivery to the addressee in Theatre.
 
Size requirements
The following are specific guidelines for this service (Note: Oversize and overweight parcels will not be accepted):
Weight: Maximum 20 Kg (Approx 44 lb)
Size: Two conditions must be met regarding size: maximum length is one meter (Approx 39"); the maximum length plus girth is two meters (Approx 79")
 
 
Prohibited Items
No article may be sent by mail if their nature or packaging may expose postal employees to hazards, or damage other items of mail. Mailing the following items is strictly prohibited by Canada Post and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) includes:
  • alcohol, beer and wine
  • cannabis
  • tobacco products, cigarettes and cigars
  • weapons, including replicas knives
Additional mailing prohibitions may be placed on parcel contents by the Host Country. International Destination Listing:
https://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/manual/PGintdest-e.asp
OP REASSURANCE - Latvia
RANK, INITIALS, NAME
SECTION/UNIT
OP REASSURANCE (eFP LATVIA)
PO BOX 5004 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6
 
 
OP UNIFIER (Ukraine)
INITIALS / NAME
UNIT/SECTION
OP UNIFIER (Ukraine)
PO BOX 5214 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON  K8N 5W6
 
OP IMPACT - Baghdad, Iraq
RANK, INITIALS, NAME
UNIT/SECTION
OP IMPACT (BAGHDAD)
PO BOX 5304 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON  K8N 5W6
 
OP IMPACT - Erbil
RANK, FIRST NAME, LAST NAME
OP IMPACT (ERBIL)
PO BOX 5113 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6
 
OP IMPACT - Kuwait
RANK, INITIALS, NAME
UNIT/SECTION
OP IMPACT (KUWAIT)
PO BOX 5006 STN FORCES
BELLEVILLE ON  K8N 5W6
 
OP IMPACT – Q-West
RANK / INITIALS / SURNAME
UNIT/SECTION
OP IMPACT (Q-West)
PO Box 5213 Stn Forces
BELLEVILLE ON K8N 5W6
 
Canadian Ships (Victoria)
RANK/INITIALS/NAME
MESS #/SECTION
NAME OF THE SHIP
PO BOX 17000 STN FORCES
VICTORIA BC  V9A 7N2

Canadian Ships (Halifax)
RANK/INITIALS/NAME
MESS #/SECTION
NAME OF THE SHIP
PO BOX 99000 STN FORCES
HALIFAX NS  B3K 5X5

More instructions for mailing overseas and all other Canadian Overseas shipping addresses can be found at:  http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/write-to-the-troops/mailing-instructions.page