Little Trooper of the Month

Jace John

October 2014

JJ (Jace John Midgley)

Six weeks after JJ’s father deployed Lara, JJ’s mum, gave birth to their second child and jjs little brother! This was the same week JJ broke up for the summer holidays and due to Lara having a Caesarean section she could not do much. JJ helped with everything! Washing,hoovering,mopping,putting clothes away,passing things Lara couldn’t bend down for…the list goes on and on! He never complained and on top he’s been an exceptional big brother hardly ever wanting to leave his side! Jace has been Lara’s right arm.

Lara said on hearing of JJ’s award: “I could not be prouder of our son Jace whilst his father has been deployed and everything he has done for me! Of course we had our down days where we missed daddy but we learned to have our cry and then get straight back on track so much so that now when I’m having a down moment he will tell me to calm down daddy is coming home soon”

Louise Fetigan, founder of My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures says “Having a soldier away is tough for anyone but even more so when a new baby arrives, JJ has been so brave and such a support to his mum while all the time coping with having his daddy away. We wanted JJ to know his hard work was recognised”

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Jace John

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. 

Our monthly winner will receive a special prize, certificate and lasting recognition of a customised, unique medal. Nominations welcomed from Unit Welfare Offices, Community Development Workers, Schools/Nurseries and of course YOU!

Please note: Nominations must be received by last day of the month and winners will be notified the first week of the following month.

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. 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.