Little Trooper of the Month

Lucy Seager-Pollard

April 2024

Lucy Seager-Pollard lives with her Mum, Dad and little sister Maria in Abingdon. Her Dad serves in the British Army. Like many military children, Lucy’s Dad regularly serves away from home for work and the family move home every few years with the Army. Since Lucy was born, she has coped with significant changes in just seven short years. Lucy’s Dad has worked away from the family for more than 500 days in total, missing Christmas, Lucy’s birthday, first day at nursery, sports day, parents evenings and even a family holiday. The family have also lived in four different homes around the UK, including one house move during Covid lockdown.

Lucy’s military moves haven’t always been easy, with Lucy sadly experiencing bullying at school last year which led to her moving to another school. On top of these challenges, Lucy has been a brilliant big sister to Maria (4) who spent several months at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after going into cardiac arrest at home when she was just three days old. Maria has now fully recovered.

Her Mum, Michelle, nominated her for the award and explains: “My husband and I both grew up as military children so we understand the heartache and challenge that comes with always saying goodbye to your friends and being separated from a parent. Lucy has had to endure a lot in her seven years but has always remained strong and cared for others, even when she was going through something herself. She really is such a little trooper and winning this award has made her so happy.”

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, adds: “Growing up with a parent in the Armed Forces can be really challenging at times, especially when those periods of parental separation become prolonged and happen on a regular basis. On top of this, repeatedly moving home can be really tough for children, having to uproot your whole world and say goodbye to your friends. Lucy’s story goes to show just how much challenge and change many military child have to face and we think children like Lucy deserve to be recognised. We think you are an amazing little trooper Lucy and we hope you wear your medal with pride.”


Lucy will now receive a special medal from Little Troopers, along with a £50 gift voucher and certificate.



Lucy Seager-Pollard

Nominate a Trooper of the month!

We want to recognise Little Troopers; children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces who have been exceptionally brave, inspirational or just extra special against all odds. 

This is an opportunity to really celebrate and shine a spotlight on the lives of incredible military children, hear the special stories and give them the recognition they really deserve.

Our monthly winner will receive a special prize, certificate and lasting recognition of a customised, unique medal. We will also shout about how amazing our winners our on our website, social media and other related publications.

Nominations welcomed from Unit Welfare Offices, Community Development Workers, Schools/Nurseries and of course YOU!

If you are not the parent or guardian of the child you are nominating you must ask permission and advise them you are nominating. We will need to contact them directly to progress a nomination if successful.

Unsuccessful nominations will not be contacted.

Please upload a recent photograph we can use for certificate and hall of fame if they win:

Eligible children: ANY child with a parent or step parent currently serving with the British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force; wherever they live, reserve or regular, parents married or unmarried. Children can only win once. Please only nominate one child per nomination. Children of any age can be nominated. Please ensure all the information you submit is true and correct stating if the child is a step child/has a different father or mother to serving person.