Little Trooper of the Month

Isaac Charnley

October 2017

Isaac is just 10 years old and tragically lost his mum suddenly whilst on our family holiday in Greece in August 2017.

Isaac’s dad who serves at Middle Wallop told us “Joanne, Isaacs mum had gone back to the beach for a rest and a cold drink whilst watching us on a diving experience. It was then that she suffered a fatal heart attack. Isaac has been a tower of strength not only was he supporting myself but his big sister too. On our return home he continued to not only support Grace and I but everyone else whether they were friends, family or an acquaintance. He is always ready with a joke, a riddle or with his infectious smile.”

David continued “Isaac has made all of us, his mum included, very proud since that fateful day and continues to do so as so far he has become a school house captain, an ambassador and not forgetting his school awards for his amazing work! Every day he makes me proud to be his dad!”

Isaac was nominated by his headmaster who told us on hearing of the award “He really is the epitome of a Little Trooper!”

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers said “Isaac is an inspiration, to go through such a tragic loss and to continually be a support to those around him is amazing, he is a total credit to his family. We want to send all our love and hugs to Isaac and his sister, everyone at Little Troopers is thinking of you at this really difficult time. Absolute Little Troopers”


Isaac Charnley

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.

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. 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.