Hello, I just wanted the opinion of serving or ex infantry on weather or not there is really such thing as an ''elite unit'' anymore. Iâve always wanted to join the infantry at some stage in my life and i think now is the right time for me at 19. I want to join the best infantry unit open to me, which in my eyes would be the parachute regiment, however recently Iâve heard allot of negativity pointed towards the paras. You know the usual, ''you donât jump anymore so whatâs the point in being airborne'' and ''your trainings no better than anyone elseâs type of thing''. It makes me wonder do they have a point?, is the paras training any better? Iâve also recently had a look at the royal marines, are they above or at the same standard as the paras or is there any way to tell really. Any replies will be greatly appreciated.