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Little Trooper of the Month

January 2022

Adam Newman age 5, has been awarded ‘Little Trooper of the Month’ following a hectic 12 months. In March 2021 Adam and his family moved back to the UK from Gibraltar where they lived for just nine months. In August Adam become a big brother for the first time, welcoming baby Peter and then in November Adam’s Dad was deployed overseas, his second tour in two years, which meant he was away from home for Christmas for the second year in a row and is not due home until April. In his short life, Adam has been to three different schools or nurseries and lived in three different homes. 

Adam’s Mum Lauren nominated him for the award for coping with so well with the upheaval that military life can bring. Commenting on Adam’s award win, she said: “Adam has had so much change this year, from moving home and country to changing schools, making new friends, having a new baby brother to his Dad deploying again. But throughout everything he has shown nothing but kindness and care to everyone around him. He’s been really helpful around the house while his Dad has been away and he loves making his school friends laugh and cheering up anyone who is having a down day.  We are very proud of him. He’s an absolute superstar and it’s wonderful that his resilience has been recognised by Little Troopers.” 

As ‘Little Trooper of the Month’, Adam has received a Little Troopers medal, certificate and a £50 voucher. 

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said: “Adam’s story demonstrates just how challenging Armed Forces life can be for our military children. While moving house and living abroad can be a great adventure, it can also be hard when all of these things happen at the same time, especially when a parent is also deployed overseas for months at a time. Little Troopers is a charity committed to supporting children like Adam and helping them realise that they are very special little troopers who deserve to be recognised for their unique experiences.” 

This month’s Little Trooper of the Month has been kindly sponsored by Rewards for Forces, the UK’s largest discount website for serving and ex-serving personnel. Partners can join too. The company has just added a section called Veterans Rewarding Veterans – supporting businesses owned by Veterans.  www.rewardsforforces.co.uk

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Adam Newman

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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