Veterans Outreach

As part of our Chelsea Pensioners Veterans Outreach programme, veterans are invited to join us on Thursday, 23 May 2024, at 14:30 for an exhilarating afternoon of (non-contact) boxing training, featuring the legendary John Conteh MBE as our special guest.

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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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"Since joining the Royal Hospital, I have been made really welcome. There's no better place to go, everything's here for me"

Chelsea Pensioner Tony Hunt
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Introducing the Chelsea Pensioner Rose - 'every garden should have one'

A stunning new rose celebrating the Chelsea Pensioners was launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024. Exclusively grown by Harkness Roses for the Royal Hospital, the radiant, resilient Chelsea Pensioner Rose is an asset to any garden. And every rose sold helps support the iconic Army veterans it’s named for.  

Chelsea Pensioners stood in a line in scarlet uniform
New research into the Royal Hospital’s Model of Care suggests Chelsea Pensioners are showing the way for living longer and healthier lives

New research, carried out by Northumbria University, sheds light on the Hospital’s Model of Care. It may give clues as to how to better deal with an ageing population in Britain – with the need being ever more pressing.