Bit of a history question here. I've just been reading Clayton's The British Officer and noticed he referred to the formation of the Royal Green Jackets as the amalgamation of a number of regiments to preserve their 'elite' status. I've also read in a few other places the RGJ being referred to as elite. Having read the Sun I know to take this kind of thing with a pinch of salt as everything is referred to as elite but was wondering why I often see the RGJ being referred to as elite. Is it a social or historical thing? Has this elite status transferred onto the Rifles?