I found this while browsing a facebook group and thought it might raise a chuckle.
Five divisions of Riflemen! No wonder theres no overstretch.
a lot of people get accepted into the rifles because of the fact there are five divisions. this doesn't mean it is any more or any less difficult to be accepted but for myself who intends to be an army officer all companies and regiments are allocated an amount of officers they can have each semester (out of Sandhurst) the same goes for military academies. The Rifles may have five divisions and are indeed currently training alongside the toughest of the tough (i.e marines and S.A.S) as well as currently serving overseas, they are indeed one of the best (in a now reduced number since the Royal Irish Regiment have dropped off the map) of the light companies in the world. I am happy to say that i wish to be a psychologist in the military but i am happy that i applied to the Rifles- they are (sadly unlike the other light regiments) an institution, albeit a dying one.