Five-year-old from Telford wins place in national military calendar

A five-year-old
from Telford has been chosen from more than a hundred children to feature in a
national charity calendar which shines a light on the unique experiences of
military children during the last 12 months. 

Cameron’s photo will feature alongside other heart-warming photos and stories of real-life military children as seen through their eyes. Photo: Nadine Walker
Cameron’s photo will feature alongside other heart-warming photos and stories of real-life military children as seen through their eyes. Photo: Nadine Walker

Cameron
Glynne-Jones will feature as the February entry for the Little Troopers
‘Through Our Eyes’ 2021 calendar.  

Cameron’s
mum serves with the Royal Military Police and at the height of the pandemic
they were still living in Catterick and due to move to Telford but their posting
was deferred due to lockdown. The picture shows how Cameron was feeling as he
waited in anticipation of the unknown; where and when they would be moving,
where he would be going to school and when he would be able to see his friends
and family again.  

Mum,
Roxanne, explains: “It was a really challenging time for Cameron as lockdown
meant he finished school without really knowing if he would see his friends again
or go back to the same school. I think the photo has many interpretations as to how military children feel
about their world and how excitement mixes with uncertainty about the adventures that lie
ahead. Cameron’s spider bear from Build-a-Bear was gifted by 1RMP welfare and
was a real comfort to Cameron during these times. If only we could all hold a
superhero to magic the bad germs away and change our masks for capes.” 

Cameron’s photo
will feature alongside other heart-warming photos and stories of real-life
military children as seen through their eyes. The calendar also includes a
monthly positive message from a celebrity who has either served in the military
or grown-up as a military child. Celebrities featured include Mark Ormrod MBE,
Colonel Dame Kelly Holmes, Jordan North, Joanna Lumley and Andy McNab.
Cameron’s picture will appear alongside a message from Joanna Lumley.

Louise Fetigan,
founder of Little Troopers, comments: “2020 has been a challenging year for
children generally, but lots military children have carried extra weight on
their shoulders due to cancelled postings, extended deployments and other
pressures.   

“Cameron’s photo
and the other images in the calendar really capture some of these moments and
we hope that by sharing these stories, other military children will see that
there are lots of Little Troopers in the world who share similar experiences
and are part of this very special community of amazing and resilient young
people.” 

The Little Troopers 2021 calendar is now on sale with all proceeds helping Little Troopers to continue providing fundamental resources and initiatives to support military children.  

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