"What manner of men are these who wear the maroon red beret? They are firstly all volunteers, and are then toughened by hard physical training… They have jumped from the air and by doing so have conquered fear… They have the highest standards in all things, whether it be skill in battle or smartness in the execution of all peace time duties. They have shown themselves to be as tenacious and determined in defence as they are courageous in attack. They are, in fact, men apart - every man an Emperor." – Field Marshal the Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.