The Chelsea Pensioners come to the Royal Hospital Chelsea from all walks of life, from the four corners of the United Kingdom.

From bereavement to banter, they each have their own story to tell and on this page you can get to know a few of our Pensioners a bit better by clicking on their pictures below. 

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David Jackson an ex Army pilot shares his story
David Jackson an ex-Army pilot shares his story

David Jackson is the only Chelsea Pensioner who was a pilot in the Army. After serving in Aden, North Africa, Cyprus and the UK, he became a commercial pilot. All together, he has clocked up an impressive 20,000 flying hours! Here he shares some of the highs and lows of his airborne career.

Chelsea Pensioner George Parsons celebrates 100th Birthday
Chelsea Pensioner Celebrates his Centenary in Style

The Royal Hospital celebrated a rather special birthday today and welcomed the Revd Richard Coles to join in with the party atmosphere.  

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