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A regular seaborne mail service was established between Varna and Constantinople.
In response to demands made by Florence Nightingale, a method of transmitting money was devised to allow troops to transfer monies back to their families at home in the United Kingdom.
The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle make mention of messengers being sent by King Edward the Elder (899-924) to recall members of the Kent fyrd, but it is generally regarded that the origins of the postal services stem from the King's Messengers (Nuncii et Cursores) of medieval times, in particular, the Royal Post established in the reign of King Edward IV (1461–83) to support his troops engaged in a war against Scotland.
The military postal experience of the Crimea and the lessons learnt from the Indian Army encouraged the British Army to seriously review the arrangements for the provision of a postal service to the troops in the field.
There were two opinions; firstly, that the Army run its own services as in the Peninsular War.
The Army Post Offices offered a letter and parcel service and sold stamps and postal orders.
In addition to the mail services, a free parcel service from the Naval docks at Deptford was also set up.
Secondly, that civilians from the Post Office be responsible for the service as in the Crimean and Indian Army example.
The provision of a mail service to soldiers remained an ad hoc affair until 1882.This gave Lieutenant Colonel du Plat Taylor the opportunity to raise the matter of the postal corps again and it was agreed that an Army Post Office Corps (APOC) should be formed.Mails from Britain were despatched 3 times a week via the 'overland route' through France to Alexandria.Early forms of military mail may go back to the dawn of civilization.There is some evidence of it dating back to Ancient Egypt of the 2nd millennium BC.These parcels travelled by Government store ships and transports.Tags: Adult Dating, affair dating, sex dating