Month of the Military Child 2024

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April marks the month of the Military Child, a group that are regularly celebrated in the SUPPORT OUR PARAS office. As military children, spouses and parents ourselves, it is important to us to champion military children every day for being the strong and resilient humans that they are.

Military children can often go for weeks, or even months, at a time with no contact from their serving parent; they often have to move home, school and make new friends every few years due to a serving parent’s posting. This is why the official flower of the military child is a dandelion, because they put down roots anywhere they grow and it survives in a broad range of climates. Military children bloom everywhere the wind takes them.

This year, we are offering you the chance to celebrate with us, by taking part in our Airborne Colouring Competition. Simply download the colouring sheet below and draw a picture that represents our Airborne Forces.

Once you’re done, simply take a photo of the finished picture and email it to* by Wednesday 29 May 2024 to be in with a chance of winning a charity t-shirt and some other goodies. Please make sure you include your name and age when you submit your entry. Good luck!

Competition colouring sheet – download our competition sheet to draw your Airborne Forces picture on
General colouring sheets – click here for general colouring in sheets

*Completed drawings can also be posted to us at SUPPORT OUR PARAS, RHQ PARA, Merville Barracks, Colchester CO2 7UT for display in our office. Ask a grown up to include a name and contact details.

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