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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.