Become a Chelsea Pensioner

Today some 320 army veterans call the Royal Hospital Chelsea home, including those who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and World War II. Others may not have served in campaigns, but all understand what it means to be a soldier and the potential sacrifice that it entails.

We encourage retired soldiers who would otherwise spend their advanced years alone to consider applying to become a Chelsea Pensioner. A vibrant community, excellent standards of accommodation and the very best care is on offer.

Browse the pages below to find out more about becoming a Chelsea Pensioner.

 

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Women at the Royal Hospital Chelsea: 325 Years of History

The Royal Hospital Chelsea will be holding an exhibition exploring the important role women have played throughout the 325 year history of the Chelsea Pensioners.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea turns 325 years old

The Chelsea Pensioners are celebrating the 325th anniversary of the opening of their historic home, the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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