This may of been picked up elsewhere...... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/7558961.stm Former Gurkhas in Kent have been stopped from going on a day trip to France because they have no visas. The men, who fought for Britain in the second world war, would not be allowed back into the UK without them. Margate service veterans organised the outing for 20 Gurkhas as part of a holiday in the South East. "It's a bit shabby they can't get a bit of paper to say they can go to France and come back," said Stan Davis, from Lest We Forget, who organised the trip. Madan Kumargurung, from the Gurkha Association, said they had been given indefinite leave to stay in the UK and he felt they should therefore be allowed to travel freely throughout the EU. The question of citizenship and other rights for Gurkhas is to be heard before the courts next month. More than 2,000 Gurkhas who retired before 1 July 1997 have been refused permission to settle permanently in Britain. The men, who claim they have been racially discriminated against by the UK government, were given permission two weeks ago to apply for judicial review.