Christmas at the Royal Hospital Chelsea is a truly magical occasion with both the Chelsea Pensioners and staff taking part in a number of seasonal traditions. 

Our brand-new Christmas portal will keep you up to date with all the festive news from around the Royal Hospital, explain some of the wonderful traditions which take place each year and provide you with details of Christmas events going on at the Hospital and nearby.

We also have a number of Christmas gift ideas on our new-look online shop, where you can now purchase a range of gift cards, ideal for those tricky-to-buy-for loved ones.

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Pat Mcgurk
The Chelsea Pensioner who drove everyone from the SAS to popstars and a princess

Pat McGurk joined the Army at 17 and never looked back. As a driver in the Royal Corps of Transport, he worked with close protection and the SAS, before driving dignitaries, VIPs and royalty. 

Dewi Treharne
Meet Chelsea Pensioner Dewi Treharne

Chelsea Pensioner Dewi Treharne served for 27 years in the British Army. During that time, he was posted all over the world and grew particularly attached to Germany, where he spent 15 years of his military career. 

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