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Army Catering Corps March
The choice of tunes for a Regimental March is governed by several important factors including: Pace A regiment or corps marches at 120 paces to the minute, with the Light Infantry marching at anything from 140 to 160 paces per minute. Local Associations Tunes may be typical of the county in the case of county regiments or, if a Corps, tunes that are associated with the type of work performed by the Corps. Number of Tunes Required This is quite important. For instance, when on parade with a regiment which uses a short march and a large number of troops have to march past, the constant repetition of one tune becomes very monotonous. Copyright To evade the payment for permission to use a tune and then more payment each time the march is performed, it is necessary to pick a tune which is either a folk tune, or the composer of which has been dead for over fifty years. Adaptability The tune must be adaptable to march time. Taking these points into consideration, it was seen that a new march for the Army Catering Corps had to fulfil the following criteria: It was to be for 120 paces to the minute It must have national associations, as the ACC was found wherever the British Army served, or brings to mind the association with culinary art It must be a good tune and fairly long as it would be used the at the ACC Training Centres It must be a folk tune or one over fifty years old. It could also be a tune especially composed but for a variety of reasons this idea was discarded. One tune which was obvious and simply could not be left out was " Roast Beef of Old England ". This by itself was too short, so a search was made for a tune of national character to be used with it. Looking through some old books they came across the tune which was finally adopted; " The Tight Little Island ". This is a good tune very adaptable for march time, composed in 1780 by Charles Dibden, and when combined with Roast Beef the national and special characteristics of the ACC were brought together. For musical reasons it was considered best to have Roast Beef as the second tune, so it was arranged in this way with a short introduction added. After the arrangement was completed for military bands and sent for approval to The Royal Military School of Music, the senior officers of the corps were given an audition of the arrangement by The Royal Army Service Corps Band at St Omer Barracks in Aldershot, their approval was unanimous. Thus came into being the Regimental march of the Army Catering Corps. Later it became known as "Sugar and Spice" and was also the march of the Australian Army Catering Corps until they adopted their present march in the late 1980s.
Army Catering Corps March
The choice of tunes for a Regimental March is governed by several important factors including: Pace A regiment or corps marches at 120 paces to the minute, with the Light Infantry marching at anything from 140 to 160 paces per minute. Local Associations Tunes may be typical of the county in the case of county regiments or, if a Corps, tunes that are associated with the type of work performed by the Corps. Number of Tunes Required This is quite important. For instance, when on parade with a regiment which uses a short march and a large number of troops have to march past, the constant repetition of one tune becomes very monotonous. Copyright To evade the payment for permission to use a tune and then more payment each time the march is performed, it is necessary to pick a tune which is either a folk tune, or the composer of which has been dead for over fifty years. Adaptability The tune must be adaptable to march time. Taking these points into consideration, it was seen that a new march for the Army Catering Corps had to fulfil the following criteria: It was to be for 120 paces to the minute It must have national associations, as the ACC was found wherever the British Army served, or brings to mind the association with culinary art It must be a good tune and fairly long as it would be used the at the ACC Training Centres It must be a folk tune or one over fifty years old. It could also be a tune especially composed but for a variety of reasons this idea was discarded. One tune which was obvious and simply could not be left out was " Roast Beef of Old England ". This by itself was too short, so a search was made for a tune of national character to be used with it. Looking through some old books they came across the tune which was finally adopted; " The Tight Little Island ". This is a good tune very adaptable for march time, composed in 1780 by Charles Dibden, and when combined with Roast Beef the national and special characteristics of the ACC were brought together. For musical reasons it was considered best to have Roast Beef as the second tune, so it was arranged in this way with a short introduction added. After the arrangement was completed for military bands and sent for approval to The Royal Military School of Music, the senior officers of the corps were given an audition of the arrangement by The Royal Army Service Corps Band at St Omer Barracks in Aldershot, their approval was unanimous. Thus came into being the Regimental march of the Army Catering Corps. Later it became known as "Sugar and Spice" and was also the march of the Australian Army Catering Corps until they adopted their present march in the late 1980s.