In the first talk of the series, speaker Patrick Baty explores the history of the Artists Rifles, perhaps the most curious regiment of the British Army, which was formed in 1860 by a group of painters, architects, poets and musicians. Early members included Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Williams Morris and Frederic Leighton. In 1914, poets Edward Thomas and Wilfred Owen, and the playwright Noel Coward wore the uniform of the Artists Rifles.

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A Pilgrimage to the Falklands

Chelsea Pensioner, Peter, was a seaman in the Martime Regiment when he served in the Falkland Islands in 1982. Now, 42 years later, Peter voyaged back to the Island and reflects on his return visit and time spent there in the Army. 

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A Visit of Remembrance

At the end of last year, Chelsea Pensioners John and Angus embarked on a trip to Hawaii and the United States of America as a visit of Remembrance. We caught up with them to find out how their trip went.