Controversial i know,BUT do the 'paras" talk it up ? having served in several areas with them -Gulf/Kosovo/Afghanistan, there is always constant "leaks" to the media on "how poor conditions are", how "the media are not reporting their heroics" , but when other units take over things dramatically quieten down, as in todays sunday papers. However when it comes to gongs etc they really are the tops !! Their commanders always nominate so many of them-one process they are familiar with !!They usually only complete 6 Week tours, then handover to another unit for 6 Months! Food for thought .