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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Goodbye to Matron Susan Williams
Goodbye to our much-loved Matron, Susan Williams

The Royal Hospital’s Matron and Registered Manager, Susan Williams, has been a key part of our community for 10 years, so both Pensioners and staff are very sad to say goodbye to her.

Pensioner Charmaine Coleman skydiving tandem in Scarlets
This International Day of Charity we’re celebrating fundraisers

To mark the International Day of Charity on 5 September we would like to highlight just how important and valued fundraisers are to the Royal Hospital. We are so grateful to all the kind people who have devoted their time, effort and talent to help us.

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