Gurkha veterans have lost the latest round of their legal battle with the Ministry of Defence over their Army pensions.

A test case which would have affected about 25,000 veterans who retired before July 1, 1997 was dismissed at the High Court earlier this year.

The British Gurkha Welfare Society then took its case on to the Court of Appeal.

Veterans had asked three judges to rule that the Government is acting unlawfully in paying them a third of the income of veterans who retired after the cut-off date and who have parity with UK soldiers.

Their challenge was brought on human rights and discrimination laws.

But the judges, sitting in London, rejected their appeal on Wednesday.

Afterwards, the Gurkhas vowed to carry on with their fight.

Article from The Guardian