Little Trooper of the Month

Connor Martin

October 2016

Connor is eight years old and both is mum and dad serve in the Royal Navy. Although he is used to moving schools and making new friends due to being a service child Connor recently started boarding school which he finds really different. Shortly after starting boarding school this September Connors dad was deployed and won’t be home for Christmas this year.

Although a bit sad Connor has tried to keep busy and has settled into his new school.

Connor’s mum Lynne said “We want to nominate Connor for being so brave as he recently started boarding school and his dad deployed all at once. He has tackled it head on, settled in quickly both in class and in his dormitory and has already lead his football team to victory as Captain.  We want to acknowledge his strength of character having moved school 4 times in 3 years”

Louise Fetigan founder of Little Troopers said “Connors story really struck a cord and we felt he must be Little Trooper of the Month. Many Little Troopers are having to move frequently and move schools or start boarding school which can be really tough especially if in Connors case a parent deploys at the same time. Service children in education is something we are focusing on and our Little Troopers at School project launches soon. Well Done Connor for showing such strength as a Little Trooper”

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Connor Martin

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.