Little Trooper of the Month

Kayden Royle

March 2021

Kayden Royle, who’s Dad serves in the Royal Air Force, was named ‘Little Trooper of the Month’ for his bravery and determination after being diagnosed with alopecia and undergoing treatment at the same time as moving home and coping with his Dad serving overseas. 

At the beginning of 2020, Kayden was living in Cyprus when he suddenly lost 75% of his hair due to the onset of alopecia.

Kayden started receiving treatment in February and whilst his hair hasn’t grown back yet, his family say he is slowly getting his confidence back and is enjoying being back at school.

Kayden and his family are now facing another challenge with his Dad now deployed overseas until July, but Kayden’s Mum says that he is taking this in his stride and is just focused on getting back to his football when games resume in April. 

She explains: “I am so proud of Kayden and how he has dealt with all the changes he has faced this past year; alopecia, moving back to the UK, home schooling, lockdown and now deployment. There’s been tears and smiles but I can see my happy boy returning now and his confidence is growing more and more every day.” 

Kayden will receive a special medal, certificate and prize as part of his award

This month our Little Trooper of the Month award has kindly been sponsored by Amazon.


Kayden Royle

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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