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

Christmas at the Royal Hospital

As we approach the season of goodwill, the Chelsea Pensioners prepare to enjoy a feast of Christmas traditions, from the Cheese Ceremony to the Stirring of the Christmas Pudding. Learn more about the centuries of festivities at the Royal Hospital.

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Potters Wheel
Christmas is coming at the Pensioners’ pottery club

The Royal Hospital’s weekly pottery club, run by Emily Hall, is very popular with the Pensioners – particularly at this time of year, as they plan their festive projects. 

International Churchill Society Award
International Churchill Society recognises the Chelsea Pensioner veterans of World War II

The International Churchill society recognises the Chelsea Pensioner veterans of World War II and the leadership of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

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