Colin's Got Talent

Colin Thackery won universal praise for his heart-rending performance on Britain's Got Talent and sailed through to the next round, but how far can he go? Find out more about Colin and read his incredible story.

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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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Being at the Royal Hospital has taken away my loneliness. My days are full.

Chelsea Pensioner Gordon “Sandy” Sanders
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75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

On June 6th 1944, during the height of World War II, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, as part of Operation Overlord. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of one of the deadliest battles in history.

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D-Day 75 Commemorative Garden
D-Day 75 Garden a fitting tribute to Normandy Veterans

On the Royal Hospital’s south grounds the D-Day 75 Garden stands as an ephemeral and touching reminder of the sacrifice made by so many on the shores of Normandy on the 6th June 1944.

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Chelsea Pensioners' Art Features in Exhibition

As part of Dementia Action Week, the Royal Hospital Chelsea is joining other organisations in Sloane Square in promoting a series of free cultural events, including an art exhibition featuring work by the Chelsea Pensioners.

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