Little Trooper of the Month


February 2024

Jamie is four and lives in Scotland with his family.

Jamie’s Dad serves in the Royal Navy and regularly spends time away from home. In fact, in Jamie’s short life he has spent more than 12 months serving overseas. When his Dad is away, Jamie isn’t able to speak to him which he finds hard.

His Mum nominated him for the Little Trooper of the Month Award for being resilient and positive throughout the deployment.  She comments: “This is the first time that Jamie has really understood why his Dad is away but he’s coped with it so well. He has been thriving at nursery and generally he’s growing up to be a really strong and resilient boy. We are so proud of him. Of course, he really misses his Daddy, but he doesn’t complain. He just enjoys counting off the days until he will be home again.”

Jamie will receive his very own medal from Little Troopers, along with a £50 gift voucher and certificate. Speaking about his award, Jamie said: “‘Thank you for my award. It made me feel so happy and I can’t wait to tell my Daddy when he comes home”

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, adds: “Having a parent serving away from home overseas is one of the most difficult things about being a military child. The assumption is that families can keep in touch via phone and social media but that’s not always the case, We hope that Jamie’s medal shows him that we recognise he has made a sacrifice too and we think he is an amazing little trooper.”



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.