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

The Scarlets Appeal

The Royal Hospital Chelsea has launched the Scarlets Appeal, in order to help raise money to fund a new lighter Scarlet coat for the Chelsea Pensioners. Watch the film and read below for more details.

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Chelsea Pensioner, John Riley (86) on combatting loneliness

According to Government figures, around 200,000 older people have not had a conversation with a friend or relative in more than a month. John experienced intense loneliness when his wife passed away and tells us how he learnt to overcome his feelings of social isolation. 

Catherine of Braganza - Friends' Lecture
Event Spotlight: Catherine of Braganza Lecture

Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea were joined by members of the Anglo-Portuguese Society for a fascinating lecture on Catherine of Braganza, the Portuguese princess who became wife of King Charles II and Queen of England.

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