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Military Moments through the eyes of our children

This week we launched our annual search to find the best pictures that show the precious relationship between our children and their Military parents. The competition is part of the charity’s ‘Through Our Eyes’ campaign which acknowledges and celebrates the unique experience of being a military child.

The winning photos, and the stories behind them, will be shared later this year and also made into a 2021 calendar. Families can find out how to submit their images on the Little Troopers website and the competition will close on Friday 25th September 2020. Photos must feature a child who has a parent in the British Armed Forces, have a military connection and a heart-warming story, and have been taken between May 2019 and September 2020.

This year we are asking families to submit a 500 word explanation to go with the photo told through the words of your children. We choose 13 images for the calendar and all the winning images will receive a prize. 

Louise Fetigan, Founder of the charity, said: “In a year where Covid-19 has thrown everything we know out of the window, military families have had deployments extended, surprise postings and in some cases Mum or Dad at home for longer than normal! We are looking for moving photos that document the highs and lows of military life and help us to see the lives of military children through their eyes. We hope that the photos will be a great way for us to show all the Little Troopers out there that they are not alone; they are part of a unique community of amazing children who all go through similar experiences.”

The Little Troopers 2021 calendar will go on sale at the end of October and help raise money to help us continue providing fundamental resources and initiatives to support military children such as our Schools work, Little Troopers Treasures storytime app and Little Troopers Separation Pack.

Click here to find out more about our ‘Through Our Eyes’ picture search. Here are the top three images from our 2020 calendar:

For more inspiration you can check out all of our previous calendar images here:

2020 Calendar images

2019 Calendar Images

2018 Calendar images

2017 Calendar images

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Harry (2), pictured in the Little Troopers 2020 calendar waving goodbye to his Dad's ship in Portsmouth harbour

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