Little Trooper of the Month

Ayla Dannatt

September 2017

Ayla is just five years old. About two years ago Ayla was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Last year she started chemotherapy treatment which will not end until May 2018. Throught the time of her treatment Ayla has had to be so brave as she has had to face blood transfusions and lots of other intrusive medical routines and treatments.

Ayla was nominated by a fellow service family for Little Trooper of the Month. Ayla’s mum said of hearing about the award “thank you very much, can’t believe she has been choosen,  she has been very brave and we have faced many challenges along the way, with regards to her treatment and other things that come along with it”

Ayla’s daddy serves in the Royal Navy based in Portsmouth.

Louise from Little Troopers said “Ayla has been so brave over a long treatment period. We are sending the family so much love and we hope Ayla who has recently started school enjoys her prizes, we’re sending hugs for the rest of her treatment”


Ayla Dannatt

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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