During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chelsea Pensioners have been inundated with messages of support via our Pensioner Pals portal.

We have also received video messages of support from some of our long-term friends, which we will share here for all of the Chelsea Pensioners to enjoy.

The Reverend Richard Coles:

Tanni Grey-Thompson:

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Staff Nurse - Beata wearing a facemask
International Nurses' Day 2020

12 May is the International Day of the Nurse where people all over the world recognise the important role of nurses in their communities. On this day we also celebrate the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale. Nightingale is credited as being the founder of modern nursing.

Torpedo explosion display on the water at the Royal Military and Naval Exhibition
From exploding torpedoes to stuffed polar bears: The Royal Military and Naval Exhibitions of 1890 and 1891

Today, the Royal Hospital Chelsea’s South Grounds are famous for hosting the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show. However, the tradition of using our grounds for exhibitions began at the end of the 19th century.

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