The Chelsea Pensioners are all British Army veterans, each of whom come to the Royal Hospital from all walks of life, from the four corners of the United Kingdom. Their unique Scarlet tunics stand out wherever they go, making them instantly recognisable around the world. Natually, the Pensioners often find themselves the centre of attention at events that they attend and are always happy to answer questions about the Royal Hospital as well as themselves.

Ask a Chelsea PensionerSadly not everyone has the opportunity to visit the Royal Hospital or get a chance to attend events where the Chelsea Pensioners are in attendance, but we understand there is great interest in our veterans and their stories. So, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has launched a brand new initative, allowing people from around the world to ask questions of the Chelsea Pensioners. Whether you want to know more about their military service, the civilian jobs many of them held after being demobbed from the Army, or how they spend their time during retirement, we're opening up the floor to you to ask those questions you would love to have answered.

Each month we'll pick a selection of the best or most interesting questions and put them to a variety of Chelsea Pensioners, we will then share their answers as videos (and other formats) across our social media channels and here on our website also.

Please use the below form to submit your question.

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Lt. General Tyrone Urch CBE
Lieutenant General Urch and his team on how the British Army is changing for the better

On 16th January Lieutenant General Tyrone Urch and some of his team delivered a fascinating talk to a group of Chelsea Pensioners and staff members, including our Governor, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw.

Advent Calendar
Countdown to Christmas with the Chelsea Pensioners

This Christmas, we’re delighted to be sharing the Royal Hospital’s first-ever handmade advent calendar. From the photograph of the our colonnade – which forms the backdrop of the calendar – to the treasures hidden behind each door, every part of the calendar has been made by a Chelsea Pensioner. 

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