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In accordance with the Government's Tier 4 restrictions, for London and the South East, alongside Public Health England advice, we have made updated changes to our site restrictions. All scheduled on-site events and activities remain cancelled at this time until we are confident that there is no longer a risk to the Chelsea Pensioners. Safeguarding our resident community is our paramount concern.

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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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I think we’re doing well here, compared to the outside world. The staff are doing everything they can in the circumstances.

Chelsea Pensioner Ray Pearson
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Over the past year, the Royal Hospital’s wonderful team of nurses and carers has gone above and beyond to look after the health, safety and wellbeing of the Chelsea Pensioners. The Royal Hospital has a proud tradition of excellent nursing.

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Jayne Cummings - Royal Hospital Matron
The challenges of being a woman in the Army

To mark International Women’s Day, Matron Jayne Cummings, who left the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel talks about her military nursing career. 

Pamela - Chelsea Pensioner
Women in a men’s world

To mark International Women’s Day, we celebrate two female Chelsea Pensioners who challenged stereotypes in the Army and beyond. 


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