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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.

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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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Chelsea Pensioners Pace Sticking at RMA Sandhurst
Chelsea Pensioners set the pace!

When lockdown was first on the horizon, the Royal Hospital wanted to find activities that would keep the Pensioners interested and occupied, without putting them at risk. The Army drill of pace-sticking was suggested and not only has it proved extremely popular, the Chelsea Pensioner pace-stickers held their own against serving soldiers when they visited Sandhurst for the annual pace-sticking competition. Due to the exceptional circumstances this year, the usual international event was replaced by the first-ever tri-services contest.

Ernie
Taking care of our Pensioners' Wellbeing

World Mental Health Day is on October 10 and this year it feels more important than ever to recognise that it’s not just our physical health that’s important.  The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown has had a huge impact on us all. And the Chelsea Pensioners are no exception.

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