A group of six Chelsea Pensioners and staff of the Royal Hospital Chelsea have visited a Personnel Recovery Centre in Tidworth, Wiltshire.
Tedworth House, run by Help for Heroes, provides support to serving and veteran members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded, injured or become sick.
As part of the visit, the Chelsea Pensioners were taken around the complex on a tour of the residential facilities and the Phoenix Centre, a state of the art fitness centre which comprises of multiple facilities including an indoor ski simulator and archery range, both of which the Chelsea Pensioners were given access to (see photos).
Joining the Chelsea Pensioners on the trip was Lt Col Rupert Lucas, a Captain of Invalids at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, who said: “The In-Pensioners really love going to Tedworth House as they feel it is very worthwhile to engage with the Wounded, Injured and Sick Personnel who are there.”
Chelsea Pensioner Dennis Muir, who has been to Tedworth House on many previous trips, said “I feel that we are doing something really positive by going to Tedworth, meeting the young men and women and making them smile”.
Since launching in 2007, Help for Heroes has been at the forefront of providing better facilities for British servicemen and women who have been wounded or injured in the line of duty
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