A TWO-YEAR-OLD from Colerne has been chosen to feature in a national charity calendar.

Verity Yarker, whose Dad Sgt Alex Yarker serves at Abbey Wood in Bristol, will appear as the November entry for the Little Troopers Military Moments 2020 calendar.

The calendar aims to raise money to support children whose parents are serving in the British Armed Forces.

The photo that will be featured was taken on Remembrance Sunday at the war memorial in Colerne last year.

Tara Yarker, Verity’s mum, explained how the photograph came about: “I was performing with the Military Wives Choir at last year’s wreath laying ceremony and at the end Verity took herself off.

“I could see she was curious and wanted a closer look at the Poppy Crosses so I stayed back and watched her explore.”

Mrs Yarker added: “When I look at the photo, I can hear the noise and chatter going on all around us, but I also have a strong sense of the silence and moment of peace that Verity had found.

“She was so respectful and really seemed to grasp the significance of the day.

“As a military child, Remembrance Sunday is always going to be an important day in her life, and I love that this photo captures her first understanding of it.”

Verity’s demeanour has earned her a significant place as the face of Remembrance month.

Louise Fetigan, Little Troopers founder, explains: “We are delighted that Verity is one of our calendar winners this year.

“It’s a beautiful photo of her which stirs up lots of emotions about what it means to be a military child.

“Little Troopers exists for children like Verity, to champion and support all our military children, whatever forces life sends their way.”

The calendar is now on sale for £7.50 and can be bought at www.littletroopers.net.