Coronavirus Response

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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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 in lockdown has brought my fellow Pensioners and myself closer together; living through the challenges as a team."

Chelsea Pensioner Brian Connor
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General Sir Adrian Bradshaw
Founder’s Day Cancelled

​​With the country likely to be under prolonged isolation, the Governor of the Royal Hospital has reluctantly taken the decision to cancel the Founder’s Day celebrations this year.

Lady Chelsea Pensioners
Women at the Royal Hospital

In March 2009, the Royal Hospital opened its doors to the first female Chelsea Pensioners: Dorothy Hughes and Winifred Phillips who both sadly are no longer alive. You can meet some of today’s female Pensioners below.

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