An annual celebration at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, Founder's Day commemorates the escape of the future King Charles II from parliamentary forces after the Battle of Worcester (1651) and is held as close as possible to his birthday on the 29th May.
The Chelsea Pensioners are usually reviewed by a member of the Royal Family, and most recently were reviewed by HRH The Duke of Kent.
The Duke of Kent meets Chelsea Pensioners on Parade
In recognition of the Oak tree that King Charles II was concealed in, the statue of King Charles II in Figure Court is partly shrouded in oak leaves and all participants and spectators wear sprigs of oak leaves.
The #RHChelsea Wren Chapel choir performing carols for the Chelsea Pensioners http://t.co/huuVs4UZAz
The Royal Hospital Chelsea held the Ceremony of the Christmas Cheese today, an annual event organised by the Dairy Council where cheesemakers from across the country donate cheese for the Chelsea Pensioners.
Staff Sergeant Stephen Hughes is fundraising in memory of the 453 British service personnel who sadly lost their lives in Afghanistan.