Maisie LeeMaisie Lee was a trumpet player in the band of the Parachute Regiment. She had a stint in Iraq and was present for the official handover of power.
Maisie Lee – Film 1Maisie hails from Colchester where she also completed her music degree. Home to the Parachute regiment, Maisie is drawn to an intriguing advert in a paper. Following some basic training she heads to Kneller hall. Here her trumpeting skills improve markedly.
Maisie Lee – Film 2Maisie details her time at Kneller Hall. She receives first-class training in Orchestration and Harmony. As a trumpet player she's designated to be one of the bands people who will play the Last Post. She explains why it’s so difficult to get right.
Maisie Lee – Film 3In 2004, Maisie deploys to Iraq with the Regiment. Although the war was over it was not a safe place and she recalls a lot of training in the Basra bus. When she returns, Maisie is central to the regiments KAPE [Keeping the Army in the Public Eye] recruitment drive She remembers the 2008 Festival of Remembrance.
Maisie Lee – Film 4Maisie talks about her tour of Afghanistan under the command of Captain Hammond. In addition to music, she was also a guards person ion the male prisons. Her other duties included working in the hospital, training the Afghan army and playing in FOBs [Forward Operating Bases]. One Christmas stands out.
Maisie Lee – Film 5Maisie reflects on more of her experiences in the regiment. Stand out moments include a brush with the Premiership Trophy and a magazine photo shoot! By 2010, Maisie is falling out of love with the army and in particular, its music.
Maisie Lee was a trumpet player in the band of the Parachute Regiment. She had a stint in Iraq and was present for the official handover of power.