Musician Emma Thompson – 7 Rifles Waterloo Band & Bugles of the Rifles
Emma Thompson is a keen musician and has enjoyed all the opportunities being involved with 7 Rifles has given her.
Emma said: “It has been a challenge to play in different environments but I have had so many experiences I wouldn’t have got anywhere else. The benefits of being able to travel and to do engagements such as playing for the Horse Guards have been amazing. I get paid to do my hobby and also get to experience many different engagements. I would definitely recommend it.”
WO2 Henry Hookings – 7 Rifles Waterloo Band & Bugles of the Rifles
Henry, previously a regular, took the opportunity to continue playing with a military band by joining 7 Rifles. Although sometimes a challenge with travelling and juggling full time self-employment, he enjoys the opportunity to play with the band and also keep in touch with colleagues whilst enjoying the social side of the Battalion.
Henry said: “Regular playing has meant I have been able to maintain my musical skills and also a high level of fitness. The best part of being involved has been the engagements that we have performed at, some of which have included travel abroad including Cyprus, Bermuda, Georgia, Armenia and Switzerland.”