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Little Trooper of the Month

William Shaw

August 2020

William’s Dad is in the Royal Navy and was deployed last August in 2019. When he returned, the Covid-19 lockdown was in force, which meant that William could not be reunited with his Dad in person. They have kept in touch via short video calls where possible, but it has now been a year since they have been together. 

William’s Mum told us “He’s been my little trooper. Getting on with his life and home school work and coping his best but he has found it very hard”. 


Louise Fetigan, Founder of Little Troopers, adds:   “Everyone here at Little Troopers is very proud of William for being so brave through such an extended deployment and time apart from his Dad. We think William is incredibly deserving of our Little Trooper of the Month award for August and we are delighted to be sharing how special he is.”  

William will receive a Little Troopers medal, certificate and special prize as part of his award. Well Done William, You’re a real Little Trooper!”  

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William Shaw

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.

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