Little Trooper of the Month


December 2020

Josh is ten years old and his Dad serves in the British Army.

Josh’s Dad has been away on deployment since September and wasn’t able to come home for Christmas. Due to Covid-19 he will have been away for 7 months with no R&R.

Josh has a 16-year-old sister with a severe disability and this has meant that over the years he has missed out on a lot of the experiences that other children are often able to do as a family, family trips, holidays and having friends over.

Josh helps his older sister and as a result has had to have ‘an adult head on young shoulders’. He also helps with his little brother who is 5 and will make lunch for them both if his mum is helping his sister.

Josh has moved school 5 times, but this this year has been particularly difficult.  Josh and his family moved during lockdown and he didn’t get a chance to say good-bye to his friends. Making new friends at his new school has been a struggle due to the current restrictions, but he still starts each new school with a smile on his face and comes home smiling.

Josh’s mum told us “ Josh is such a kind and thoughtful boy”.

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said, ” We were so impressed with Josh, his kindness, resilience and care for his family, an incredibly special Little Trooper of the month to end the year”.

Josh will receive a Little Troopers medal, certificate and special prize as part of his award. Well done Josh, you’re a real Little Trooper!

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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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