We are always delighted to welcome Friends of the Royal Hospital Chelsea to our exclusive events here and at other sites of historical significance. The 2018 programme contains events specially selected to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice, including a tour of the Poppy Factory and a lecture by screenwriter Simon Reade on his adaptation of Journey’s End for cinema release this year.

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Chelsea Pensioner pictured Dairy UK Chair Paul Vernon, the Governor of the Royal Hospital and the ceremonial cheese
Chelsea Pensioners and Dairy UK take part in the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses

A festive tradition dating back to the opening of the Royal Hospital in 1692 – today Dairy UK donated over 270kg of British cheeses to the Chelsea Pensioners to tide them over the festive period.

Christmas Pudding
Festivities begin with the stirring of the Christmas Pudding

The Christmas period officially got underway today at the Royal Hospital, as the Chelsea Pensioners took part in the tradition of stirring in the ingredients for the Christmas pudding.


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