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Little Trooper of the Month

Wynter Kilgour

May 2024

Wynter Kilgour lives with her Mum Ashleigh, Dad Craig, sister Payton (13) and brother Bentley (11). Her parents have served in the Royal Navy for 39 years between them and often deploy overseas on military operations for at least six months at a time.
In fact, since Wynter was born in 2019, her parents have been deployed six times between them over the last four years. This means the family have only been able to spend 17 months in the last 48 at home all together with 2023 only being a family unit for 4 weeks and either Mum or Dad have missed three consecutive Christmases, Wynter’s first day at school and Wynter’s third and fourth birthday.
Wynter’s Mum is currently serving overseas again, having deployed last month, and the family are hoping she will be home for Christmas.
Wynter’s Dad nominated her for the Little Trooper of the Month Award for coping with so much separation whilst helping to keep her Mum, Dad and siblings smiling every day.
He comments: “Wynter is our little rock. She always brightens our day with her cheeky persona, magical personality and she gives us the best cuddles if we are feeling down and missing whichever one of us is serving away. I’m amazed she understands what Mummy and Daddy do for a living and she never moans about it. All four of us agree that she’s such a little trooper and we nominated her for this award so she can know just how special she is.”
Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, adds: “Wynter’s story shows just how tough it can be to have both parents serving in the forces. Saying goodbye to Mum and Dad for long periods of time must be really difficult for Wynter and her siblings. As a charity, we think it’s important these children feel recognised and supported. Wynter is clearly such a resilient little girl but not all children cope as well. That’s why Little Troopers exists, to support any child who has a parent serving in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force. Wynter, we hope you wear your medal with pride and it helps you to see what an amazing little trooper you are.”

Wynter will receive a medal from Little Troopers, along with a £50 gift voucher and certificate.

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Wynter Kilgour

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.