Sir Christopher Wren's original design for the Royal Hospital Chelsea was for it to house 412 veterans and their officers around Figure Court (now the centre quadrangle).

Whilst the buildings were in construction it was realised that the space would be insufficient and Wren added two further quadrangles to his design - now called Light Horse and College Court.

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HRH The Earl of Wessex reviews the Chelsea Pensioners at the annual Founder’s Day Parade

The Chelsea Pensioners have paraded at the Royal Hospital Chelsea's Founder's Day on 8 June, reviewed by His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex.

Chelsea Pensioners celebrate Liberation Day on the Channel Islands

Every year the Chelsea Pensioners are welcome guests on the Channel Islands, for a celebration of history, Liberation and reconciliation.

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