I'm looking to make an application to the army and am wondering which of these two would be deployed more often. I ve done a quick Google search and found out that the paras last real (major) tour was about a decade ago and their last real combat drop was even longer ago so this worries me about the paras as i was dead keen on giving them a shot. However the thing thats making me cling onto the paras is 1 para as surely they must be deployed more than the RM. Another thing that worries me especially about the military in general is that it seems like we re in "times of peace" and there isnt going to be any major war for a while now meaning that i might just be stuck in barracks and not go on any real deployments which i definitely dont want. I'd appreciate any help on clearing up some of these doubts i have.