Little Trooper of the Month

Kaci Cross

May 2021

Kaci Cross, whose Dad serves in the Royal Air Force, was named ‘Little Trooper of the Month’ for May after a nomination from her Mum.

She has had a difficult year where she lost her Great Nan and also had to deal with her Dad deploying twice over the last year.

Kaci’s Daddy was deployed for 4 months in July of 2020 to Cyprus this was the longest he had been away from her. He then was deployed overseas again for another 4 months. She was as able to Face-Time him luckily, but that depended on time difference and signal which wasn’t always the best.

Kaci’s Dad would try to call on bedtime so they could read a story together and she would snuggle up with her Daddy pillow and special teddy. 

Kaci’s Mum told us – “She was very brave helping to go care for her Great-Nannie until her passing and would always put a smile on her face and everyone else’s there. It was incredibly hard for Kaci when it came to the day of the funeral as she was able to collect Daddy from isolation but then had to say goodbye again afterwards so he could finish his isolation period.”

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, comments: “We know how tough deployments can be for little troopers like Kaci, especially when she has had to deal with a family bereavement during such time a difficult time. We hope she enjoys her prize and knows what a special little trooper she is”.

Kaci will receive a Little Troopers medal, certificate and special prize as part of her award. Well done Kaci, you’re a real Little Trooper!

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


Kaci Cross

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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