Chelsea History Festival

Immerse yourself in a celebration of history, set in the heart of iconic Chelsea. Running from 9th - 13th October, with more than 35 events over the 5 days, discover this exciting programme of world-class speakers, music, guided walks, botanical workshops, family activities and more, all centred around Royal Hospital Road.

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

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David Jackson an ex Army pilot shares his story
David Jackson an ex-Army pilot shares his story

David Jackson is the only Chelsea Pensioner who was a pilot in the Army. After serving in Aden, North Africa, Cyprus and the UK, he became a commercial pilot. All together, he has clocked up an impressive 20,000 flying hours! Here he shares some of the highs and lows of his airborne career.

Chelsea Pensioner George Parsons celebrates 100th Birthday
Chelsea Pensioner Celebrates his Centenary in Style

The Royal Hospital celebrated a rather special birthday today and welcomed the Revd Richard Coles to join in with the party atmosphere.  

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