Little Troopers in The Press

In the news

In print, online, on the radio, in podcast recordings and on the television, Little Troopers regularly features in the media talking about the unique experiences of military children and helping to shine a light on some of the challenges our little troopers face when growing up as a military child.  

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In the Media

Be it in print, on the radio, podcast recordings or on the television, Little Troopers has done all of the above talking about life as part of a military family, the challenges often faced and raising awareness of Little Troopers and the support we provide.

In the Media

Every year, Little Troopers features in hundreds of press articles, helping us to raise awareness of how we support and celebrate military children. Here are some of our highlights from the last six months. 

Little Troopers and reunited families with Josie Gibson

We worked with ITV’s This Morning to help reunite two military families in time for Christmas. 


Our Latest Little Trooper of the Month was recently featured in the South Wales Argus.

Bassingbourn Barracks

Bassingbourn was one of many military units we worked to support military children with parents deployed over Christmas.

Pictured is a free cinema screening of The Polar Express for military families at the Odeon in Port Solent. Held by Little Troopers, a charity that supports all children who have parents serving in the British Armed Forces. Every year they run a Christmas Smiles campaign, which aims to bring smiles to the faces of as many military children as possible.

L-R Jonny Atterton 34 with son Lachie Atterton 2

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We held five free cinema screenings for military families as part of our Christmas Smiles campaign.

Teachers podcast

Listen back to Louise’s interview with the teacher’s podcast and find out more about our Little Troopers at School programme.


Our Christmas reunions resulted in a number of national titles mentioning our Christmas Smiles campaign.


In October we took our virtual schools workshop to primary schools in Wales in partnership with SSCE Cymru. 


My Weekly helped us to celebrate our tenth year with this feature all about Little Troopers and what we have achieved over the last decade.

SQUAD podcast

In September we launched a podcast series for military teens presented by Katie Thistleon and Thom Smith.

Abigail with her Mum Hannah

Four-year-old Abigail walks 10 miles to raise money for Little Troopers.

Little Troopers, Lapland UK, Ascot. 13th December, 2019. Credit: Maureen McLean Photography

One of our fundraisers, Kiki, interviews her Grandad for the guardian and talks to him about life in the Royal Navy.


In Teach Primary magazine, Louise wrote a letter to a military child.

Awards for Little Troopers

Over the past seven years we have been very lucky that the work of Little Troopers and Louise Fetigan, our founder, has been recognised with various awards. These awards are so humbling and mean so much and best of all it raises awareness of Little Troopers and the challenges faced daily by the children of our British Armed Forces.

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