Colin's Got Talent

Colin Thackery won universal praise for his heart-rending performance on Britain's Got Talent and sailed through to the next round, but how far can he go? Find out more about Colin and read his incredible story.

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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

75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

On June 6th 1944, during the height of World War II, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, as part of Operation Overlord. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of one of the deadliest battles in history.

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Bill Fitzgerald & Jim Elliott
A Conversation on Mental Wellbeing

Chelsea Pensioner and D-Day veteran Bill Fitzgerald and serving soldier Bombardier Jim Elliott talk about their experiences and the changing attitudes towards mental wellbeing.

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The Royal Hospital Celebrates International Nurses' Day

Chelsea Pensioners, staff & volunteers at the Royal Hospital joined nurses & carers from the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary to celebrate International Nurses' Day.

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