Little Legends Say ‘Cheese’ For Annual Charity Calendar

The Little Troopers: ‘Military Moments’ calendar shows a side of forces life very rarely shared.

Military children regularly go long periods of time separated from their serving parent, something which can be incredibly difficult.

When children are eventually reunited with their loved one the time they spend together is always precious.

The charity Little Troopers, founded by military spouse Louise Fetigan, rely solely on donations and fundraising activities such as the sales of their annual calendar.

Louis Darwell and his Dad Lieutenant Warfare Officer Joseph Darwell

The calendar which features a collection of images depicting heart-warming military moments between service children and their parents.

This image of Lillie Rose Messenger and her Stepmum Corporal Ursula Beetham was taken shortly before one of Ursula's trips away.

Louise said:

“This is our charity’s seventh calendar and once again our military community have sent us some beautiful pictures that truly capture the heart-breaking reality of our family’s lives.

"The last cuddle before a long deployment or that welcome home hug where you just want to hold them forever is so special and we have some of those moments and lots more in next year’s calendar.”

Jameson (10) and Ben (8) Hayward getting ready for a Remembrance parade with their dad, Lt Col Jamie Hayward REME.

The charity aims to help maintain the family bond through events, resources and initiatives such as its app Little Troopers Treasures and fun-filled separation packs.

Evelyn Rose Pearson was 10 days old when this photo was taken. Her dad WO Jamie Pearson serves in the 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment.

You can support Little Troopers by purchasing your ‘Military Moments’ calendar online today.

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