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In accordance with Government and Public Health England advice, only the most essential public access to the Royal Hospital is permitted. All scheduled on-site events and activities have been cancelled or postponed 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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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 in isolation has brought my fellow Pensioners and myself closer together; living through the challenges as a team."

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Lockdown Story - Chelsea Pensioner William Fraser BEM

Pensioner William Fraser BEM is taking lockdown in his stride and enjoying a relaxed routine – although he misses a drink in the Club with his friends.

Armed Forces Day 2020
Armed Forces Day 2020

On a day when the Chelsea Pensioners would traditionally be on parade with over 1,000 service men and women in Salisbury to celebrate Armed Forces Day, this year has seen a very different celebration of this important event.

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