Why would you both recommend these as other options? Just wondering as I’m open to a 3rd option been looking at RRF, Rifles and dragoons. I think I’m a bit too far into my application to go navy now(unless I want to wait another 4-6 months)but I did think about Royal Marines for the more varied deployments. Army life just ended up appealing to me more than navy
The Navy suggestion was partly tongue in cheek as you specified 2 infantry units. The RN would have some great opportunities for travel and qualifications tthough.
But you seem determined to want to live a life eating cold food, in a hole, in the rain 6 feet from another hole with your (and others) poo in it. While you're doing that, some other bloke will be doing a run ashore on some tropical island after getting a good night's sleep in his own bed, 3 hot meals a day and a nice warm shower.
But hey, each to their own.
Seriously, good luck with your choice and career. I hope it's a long and happy one.