Hi all First off, nice to meet you all. My first post and everything so be gentle. I'm in the middle of applying for int. (just waiting on my selection weekend in Scotland) and an interesting question came up whilst talking to the sergeant at the recruiting office. I wanted to go to Israel next year for a sports conference that my sports federation throws in different countries each year - the Sarg said I probably wouldn't get leave clearance for a zone like Israel... apparently there are a number of countries that are off limits! Fair enough says I, but can I get a list of no-go countries? So I'm assuming this isn't classified... anyone know where is off limits? Perhaps with a little 'why?' next to each one? Much appreciated - I wasn't planning on Somalia etc. but I was hoping to visit some southern ex-USSR states e.g. Kazakstan, Azerbajain etc. in a few years. Cheers Crayonic p.s. Looking forward to the much-aforementioned checking of fences, making of brews and sticking of maps.