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History

The Adjutant General's Corps is an amalgamation of the Royal Military Police, the Royal Army Pays Corps, the Royal Army Educational Corps and the Army Legal Corps, the Women's Royal Army Corps together with elements of the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, and other Arms and Services of the Army.

The Band of the Adjutant General's Corps was formed in Buller Barracks, Aldershot on the 6 of April 1992. The majority of its founding members were musicians from the Women's Royal Army Corps. In August 1995, the Band moved to its current location Worthy Down, Hampshire, also the home of the Adjutant General's Corps. In March 2012 the Band became the British Army's first Specialist Contemporary Band.

In its first year the band were part of Op OLYMPICS where the band provided support to the UK troops at the 2012 London Olympics, later in the year they provided support to troops in Afghanistan who were part of Op HERRICK 17.  In 2013 the band supported the British Embassy on Abu Dhabi, performed for the King of Bahrain and once again supported troops in Afghanistan.      

The Corps of Army Music was restructured in 2014 and this saw the band change to two seven piece ensembles. Due to the success of the Band since 2012, two further bands changed their musical role to a Specialist Contemporary Band; The Band of the Army Air Corps and The Band of the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers.

High profile engagements have included:

  • 2012 London Olympics
  • Musical Support to Op HERRICK 17, Afghanistan
  • UK Embassy, Dhabi
  • Jordan
  • Mansion House, London
  • Musical Support to Op TORAL, Afghanistan

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