Regiments and Corps of the British Army have their own officially authorised marches. For the Army Air Corps the Quick March is 'Recce Flight' and the Slow March is 'The Thievish Magpie' by Rossini.
The Regimental Quick March, Recce Flight, was composed in 1959 by AJ Richards who was bandmaster of 1 Lancashire Fusiliers.
The opening theme to Gioachino Antonio Rossini's opera 'The Thieving Magpie' (La gazza ladra), first performed on 31 May 1817 at La Scala, Milan, has been the Regimental Slow March of the Corps since 1957.
The Band of the Army Air Corps was formed in 1993 and is located at the Army Aviation Centre, Middle Wallop. Their first official engagement was at the presentation of the Corps Guidon by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales KG KT GCB AK QSO PC ADC, Colonel-in-Chief, on 10 May 1994 at Middle Wallop.