Military children’s charity, Little Troopers, is inviting military families in Wiltshire and Dorset to enter its annual ‘Military Moments’ calendar competition. The charity wants real-life, heart-warming photos that capture the special bond between military children and their serving parents.

Last year, 10-day-old Evelyn Rose Pearson, daughter of Warrant Officer Jamie Pearson from Warminster, featured in the calendar wearing her dad’s beret.

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said: “We know there is a huge military community across both counties, which has expanded even further over the summer with the Army Rebasing Programme, so we would love to see military families from the area represented in next year’s calendar.

“We want to see photos that encapsulate military life and celebrate the unique relationship that Armed Forces parents share with their children. Whether that’s a big homecoming welcome following a long deployment, a garrison pre-school class proudly dressed in uniform, a child waving to their parent at a local military parade or simply a big family cuddle after a week on exercise. If it’s a special military moment that makes you smile or brings a tear to your eye, Little Troopers want to hear from you.”

Details of the competition and how to enter are at Little Troopers website. The  competition closes on September 12 and 13 images selected for the calendar. The best three photos also win a prize.

The ‘Military Moments’ 2020 calendar goes on sale later this year to help raise money for Little Troopers to continue providing fundamental resources and initiatives to support military children such as the Little Troopers Treasures storytime app and Little Troopers Separation Pack.

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