British Troops Land at Gold BeachOn 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.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is home to a number of veterans who took part in the D-Day Landings and operations in Normandy in the days and weeks after. To commemorate the historic events that took place on that fateful day, which would go on to change the course of the war, we highlight the stories of three Chelsea Pensioners who each landed on the beaches 75 years ago and who overcame all odds to survive the horrific events on the French coast.

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Snowdrops at the Royal Hospital Chelsea
Signs of spring amid the snow

February has seen snow in much of the country, including here at the Royal Hospital. Our Grounds Manager, Ric Glenn, explains the impact of the weather and shares the first signs of spring. 

Governor, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw signing the Armed Forces Covenant
Supporting our soldiers

On Thursday 4, The Royal Hospital was proud to add its name to the growing list of organisations which have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. The signing took place during a virtual ceremony between The Governor, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB OBE DL and the Rt. Hon Johnny Mercer MP, Minister for Defence People and Veterans.

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