Little Trooper of the Month

William Inglis

June 2020

After suffering a stroke at the beginning of the year William became critically ill and ended up in an induced coma. He spent many weeks in hospital and was still there during the Covid-19 lockdown which meant his sister couldn’t visit him. He even celebrated his birthday in hospital but managed to get out of bed and walk to his cake to blow his candles out. He finally returned home in April and his school are looking forward to welcoming him back in September.

Williams’ teacher told us ” Everyone in school and the wider British forces community here are incredibly proud of the physical and emotional strength shown by this resilient young man. He is our little hero!”

Louise Fetigan, Founder of Little Troopers, adds: 

“William is a shining example of just how brave and strong military children can be. Dealing with critical illness is never easy but not only has William had to face his battle during the Covid-19 lockdown, and the restrictions this placed on him seeing his family while he was in hospital, he has also been coping with all this while living overseas!”

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!”




William Inglis

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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