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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I think we’re doing well here, compared to the outside world. The staff are doing everything they can in the circumstances.

Chelsea Pensioner Ray Pearson
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Re-Imagine - Chelsea Pensioner Art Exhibition
Military masterpieces – showcasing the artistic talents of Chelsea Pensioners

Last week, ‘Re-Imagine’ – an exhibition of arts and crafts created by the Chelsea Pensioners held in Wren House – highlighted the exceptional range of talent here at the Royal Hospital.  

Major Phil Shannon
Farewell to Major Phil Shannon

We prepare to say a fond farewell to Royal Hospital favourite Major Phil Shannon MBE

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