History of Forces Penpals

Forces Penpals was launched in 2002 as an old fashioned letter writing service for the British armed forces. Letters were lovingly chosen by hand and sent to specific people out on deployment in Iraq at the time.

The response was tremendous and the original owner soon found that she was struggling with the demand, so she realised she had to have a website built.

Forces Penpals went live 12 months later, 1st November 2003.

The community has gone from strength to strength and we are now operating in the US and the UK with well over 290000 military and civilian users.