The Chelsea Pensioners

The nation's iconic Army veterans

At the Royal Hospital Chelsea we offer excellent accommodation, comradeship and the highest standards of care for veterans of the British Army in recognition of their loyal service to the Nation.

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The Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea is an active and welcoming membership scheme, offering a sociable experience to all our members as well as a deeper engagement with the Royal Hospital and the Chelsea Pensioners.

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Being at the Royal Hospital has taken away my loneliness. My days are full.

Chelsea Pensioner Gordon “Sandy” Sanders
Life as a Chelsea Pensioner

Christmas at the Royal Hospital

As we approach the season of goodwill, the Chelsea Pensioners prepare to enjoy a feast of Christmas traditions, from the Cheese Ceremony to the Stirring of the Christmas Pudding. Learn more about the centuries of festivities at the Royal Hospital.

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Pensioners remember the loss of life in World War II

As we remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty, some of our Chelsea Pensioners, who served in World War II, share their own thoughts and memories of wartime losses. 

Remembrance Poppies
Remembrance round-up 2019

Chelsea Pensioners get involved with a host of remembrance events across the UK and overseas. This year, Pensioners are representing us at locations from Blackheath to Bahrain, Pontefract to Paris.

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