Little Trooper of the Month

Alexis Donaldson

May 2020

Alexis Donaldson has been named ‘Little Trooper of the Month’ for May 2020.

Alexis’ Mum, Harriet, is a key worker and Alexis’ Dad serves with the British Army and has been deployed now for over seven months. Alexis has had to attend a new temporary school so that her mum can continue to work during Covid-19. We were so impressed to hear that whilst dealing with the challenges of a long deployment and starting a new temporary school, she had been helping her brother cope with the new environment as well as supporting other children who have a parent deployed.

Alexis’ Mum Harriet told us “She has been a real little trooper throughout this deployment and isolation and has not once complained. We are super proud of her and her siblings”

Louise Fetigan, Founder of Little Troopers, adds: “ We never fail to be overwhelmed by the strength, kindness and resilience of military children. We were so impressed that despite the challenges of deployment, and a new school, Alexis had demonstrated real caring and kindness to others despite feeling scared herself. During such an unsettling and difficult time this shows exceptional strength of character for one so young!”

Alexis will receive a Little Troopers medal, certificate and special prize as part of her award. Well Done Alexis, a real Little Trooper!



Alexis Donaldson

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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