Little Trooper of the Month

Romeo Cotton

October 2020

Romeo is 4 years old and has had a very tough year for someone so small.

At the beginning of the year Romeo had to have emergency surgery in hospital to have his appendix removed after it had ruptured. He was very brave and even tried telling the doctors his tummy didn’t hurt so he could go home.

Romeo missed his friends during lockdown, but made the most of it, spending time with his little brother. He missed his Dad, who was at the time deployed whilst serving in the RAF. Very sadly during the lockdown he also lost his Nan, which was really difficult for him to understand and a real shock.

During the summer there was then the disruption of moving house and starting a new school.

Romeo’s Mum told us “The way Romeo just takes everything in his stride, always with a cheeky smile on his face is really inspiring. He’s made lots of new friends as well as keeping in touch with his old friends. He’s had such a turbulent and tough year but is still lights up every room he enters.”

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said “Romeo has shown such bravery and resilience for someone so young. This year has been even more challenging for him and his family but he’s kept smiling and stayed strong through all of the ups and downs. What a little trooper!”

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


Romeo Cotton

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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