The Driving License is not proof of nationality.
I've been to Cherboug sans Passport as crew and got away with it. However, a German work colleague with only his ID card was turned away at Heathrow when trying to fly home for his son's birthday. It was very embarrassing (caused by the UK opting out of the Schengen (?) agreement). He also failed to gain admittance to a NATO meeting in The Hague for the same reason which was doubly embarrassing as he was delivering a paper at the meeting. Even the German Delegation couldn't get him in. (His ID was accepted by Eurostar who wanted to see my passport).
I have been asked for my passport when traveling to Europe by ferry, plane and train and I'd not try it on intentionally. I don't have a photographic driving license and you'd not believe the problems that presents in Europe these days. I just don't rent cars there anymore.
Last edited by Topcat47; 22-07-11 at 21:34.
Grow old disgracefully, it's more fun