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Adorable Photos Showing Off Children Of Serving Soldiers

Sleeping beauty: Reilly Crowston was snapped taking a nap in his father Craftsman Michael Crowston's helmet when he was just nine days old
If you want to say 'ahhh' throughout 2015 then here's the calendar for you.
The charity 'My Daddy Is A Soldier Adventures' have produced a collection of images showing the adorable children of serving members of the Armed Forces. 
All the cute offspring featured were chosen following a competition asking serving male and female soldiers to capture the special bond between them and their families.
After receiving thousands of entries from across the country, 13 were chosen to feature in the fundraising calendar (one for each month and a cover picture).
Sleeping beauty: Reilly Crowston was snapped taking a nap in his father Craftsman Michael Crowston's helmet when he was just nine days old
Nap time: Harry Court  curled up in his father Robert Court's gear takes pride of place on the November page
Nap time: Harry Court curled up in his father Robert Court's gear takes pride of place on the November page
Angelic: Emilia Winson also finds her father Corporal Ryan Winson's kit makes a comfortable bed
Angelic: Emilia Winson also finds her father Corporal Ryan Winson's kit makes a comfortable bed
The winning entries include newborn Reilly Crowston, from Tidworth, Wiltshire, who was snapped taking a nap in his soldier father's helmet when he was just nine days old. 
Craftsman Michael Crowston was home for the birth of Reilly before being deployed to Canada and can be seen cradling his son in the picture.
In a similar shot, Emilia Winson can be seen sleeping on her father, Corporal Ryan Winson's helmet, while wearing the red beret of his 216 (Para) Signal Squadron based in Colchester. 
The April shot is of Declan Jones, seven, and his father Sergeant Mike Jones. 
Declan, from Stafford, was snapped by his mother Rosie proudly sitting on the shoulders of his Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineer father at a parade.
March shows toddler Joshua Hannon holding up a banner in honour of his father Lance Corporal John Hannon, who serves with 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, which reads: 'My Daddy My Hero'. 
Like father, like son: Declan Jones was snapped by his mother Rosie proudly sitting on the shoulders of his  father Sergeant Mike Jones at a parade
Like father, like son: Declan Jones was snapped by his mother Rosie proudly sitting on the shoulders of his father Sergeant Mike Jones at a parade
Missing you: Baby Carter counts down the days till his father Adam Gray comes home
Missing you: Baby Carter counts down the days till his father Adam Gray comes home
Can't wait to see daddy: Aiden, Katie-Leigh and Arabella with a picture of their father, Sergeant Chris Payne, and the precious letters he has sent to them
Can't wait to see daddy: Aiden, Katie-Leigh and Arabella with a picture of their father, Sergeant Chris Payne, and the precious letters he has sent to them
His mother Lucy said: 'We are thrilled that Joshua's picture will feature in the calendar, the picture marks a very important day for us as we were celebrating his Dad's return home from Afghanistan. 
'It's a time that will always remain in our memories and it's nice to have this opportunity share this moment with others.' 
Meanwhile, a picture of Harry Court from Aldershot, Hants, curled up in his father Robert Court's Army gear takes pride of place on the November page.
The Irish Guard came back from Cyprus for Harry's birth, but had to go back to work just two weeks later.
He said the cherished photo was a constant reminder of his family waiting for him at home until he could be reunited with them when Harry was three months old.
His wife Nicola said: 'I am one very proud mum and wife.'
Another of the proud mothers is Amy Grant who is delighted a picture of her son, Carter, was chosen to feature in the calendar.
His father Adam Gray is a Lance Corporal in the military police and the photo shows Carter gazing lovingly at a picture of him with a sign counting down the days till he comes back home.
Little trooper: Dylan Poursain wears a replica of father's uniform made for him by his mother
Peek a boo! Isabella tries on the boots of her father Corporal Matthias while he hides behind the sofa
Little trooper: Dylan Poursain wears a replica of father's uniform made for him by his mother
Little trooper: Dylan Poursain wears a replica of father's uniform made for him by his mother
Amy said: 'I am overwhelmed that Carter has been chosen for a space in the calendar. I'm so proud of my little boy. Even though his daddy is away, he recognises him still and likes to kiss photos of him. 
'I've done this as a surprise for his dad. I can't wait to share the good news and surprise him with the calendar.'
Another of the pictures also shows children Aiden, Katie-Leigh and Arabella with a picture of their father, Sergeant Chris Payne, and the precious letters he has sent to them.
He is currently serving with 3 Battalion REME based in Paderborn, Germany, and his wife Samantha said they all can't wait for him to come home.
She said they're delighted to be in the calendar. 'This is absolutely fantastic! The children have missed their daddy so much this year with another deployment, this will be sure to put a smile on their faces when then see their photo in print,' she said.
Just the two of us: Grace Crawford holding hands with her father, Lance Corporal Owen Crawford
Just the two of us: Grace Crawford holding hands with her father, Lance Corporal Owen Crawford
Two of the winning entries show how the children love to emulate their parents by dressing up in their uniforms. 
Isabella wears the boots of her father Corporal Matthias, serving with 39 Engineer Regiment from Kinloss, who can be seen peeking at her with his helmet on from behind the sofa.
Isabella's mother, Emma said: 'Isabella's Daddy goes away so often it will be a special treat to have their image displayed in a calendar. It's also nice to know that other families can relate to these little quirky moments!'
Meanwhile, Dylan Poursain, whose father is a Sergeant with The Second Battalion, The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment who are currently based in Dhekelia Cyprus, can be seen in a replica of his uniform.
His mother, Emma, made the outfit out of her husband's old clothes.
Another of the adorable images shows Grace Crawford, from Colchester, holding hands with her father, Lance Corporal Owen Crawford, who is in the third battalion parachute regiment. 
Cuddles: Leonie with her father Lance Corporal Edison JosephEryn Sutheran sleeps on her father's shoulder in the picture for October
Cuddles: Leonie with her father Lance Corporal Edison Joseph, left, and Eryn Sutheran sleeps on her father's shoulder in the picture for October
Her mother Samantha said she's delighted the picture was chosen for the month of August in the calendar. She said: 'We are all completely overwhelmed that we have won, my Grace is so proud of her Daddy and winning this makes it very special.'
In poignant scenes, another two of the winning entries show fathers giving their children a warm hug.
For the month of July, Leonie is cuddled by her father Lance Corporal Edison Joseph, who serves with 2nd Battalion Para Regiment. 
Meanwhile, Eryn Sutheran sleeps on her father's shoulder in the picture for October. 
Money raised from the calendar will go to the My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures charity which was established in 2011 to support the children of serving soldiers. 
Daddy is home! Boy's tears at homecoming surprise
Proud: Joshua Hannon holding up a banner at the homecoming of his father Lance Corporal John Hannon
Proud: Joshua Hannon holding up a banner at the homecoming of his father Lance Corporal John Hannon
Heroic mother: Lance Corporal Gurung Hemlatta gives her little girl a hug
Heroic mother: Lance Corporal Gurung Hemlatta gives her little girl a hug
Despite their name, the charity also supports children whose mothers are soldiers and one of them features in the calendar. 
Lance Corporal Gurung Hemlatta, who serves with 3 Close Support Battalion REME, based in Paderborn, Germany, graces September giving her little girl a cuddle.
She said: 'I am so happy and super excited to share the news with my friends and family. It means a lot to me and especially for my little princess. I cannot wait to grab a copy.' 
Louise Fetigan, founder of My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures, said: 'Growing up in an Army family can be so hard, but also so rewarding.
'The pictures we received show just how special the bond between a soldier and their family is.
'They often miss birthdays and Christmas but we can see that they make the most of every minute they are at home.'

Adorable Photos Showing Off Children Of Serving Soldiers Reviewed by Jisieike Samuel on October 18, 2014 Rating: 5

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