I know it is the British tradition dating from the 16th century to ruthlessly cut loose native allies but how about a vote on automatically awarding UK citizenship based on wounds received defending The Crown? Seems like basic human decency to me. I include in this any Gurkha/Pashtu/Iraqi translator who develops a dodgy knee let alone a VC. After 3 years service the French Foreign Legion offers citizenship. I'd also include anybody likely to be boiled for helping us but that's unrealistic.