In this time of isolation the Chelsea Pensioners need your support more than ever.

If you would like to write to a Chelsea Pensioner, please use the comment form below to send your messages of support. We will be sharing these with Pensioners on a daily basis, and giving them an opportunity to respond directly.

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Sending best wishes to The Governor and his good Lady the Chelsea Pensioners and all the staff at the Royal Hospital. We hope that you have enjoyed the VE Day celebrations. As Sark prepares for the 75th Anniversary of our Liberation Day we are very sad that our invited guests can not be with us but here is a reminder of your visit in 2017. We look forward to seeing you next year. Stay safe and well. RBL Sark Branch

My thoughts are very much with all you splendid people today on VE day. I miss coming to Chelsea Hospital very much and I do hope you are all managing to stay well and that morale is high. We look forward to the day when we can all raise the roof in the Chapel again with loud and joyful singing and see you all out and about again. With very best wishes to you all. Sarah Francis

Dear All - am thinking of you all - heroic men and women who have served our wonderful country - over the years.
Today a very special day - VE Day - 8 May 2020.
With love to everyone. Lucinda.

As Korean Liaison Officer for the Korean British War Veterans(UK) may I send our best wishes to all that survived Covid-19 and our condolences to the families and friends of those who have sadly gone to that great parade ground in the sky. May they all rest in peace !

Thank you so much to all of the staff at RHC for taking such great care of our Chelsea Pensioners one of whom is my father James Anderson. It's amazing that even during these testing times they are receiving the best of care and all of their needs are being met. Thank you all and keep up the good work!

To all those at the RHC,
I wish to express my respect for your resilience and determination to push through this uncertain period. None of us find these circumstances easy however, In the superior challenges that you face, you are the impersonation of our nation’s resilience in the face of adversity. On behalf of the RGS Combined Cadet Force, thank you for the fine example that you set for us. We wish you all the best and our thoughts are with you throughout this time.
Yours faithfully,
Cdt CPO Cox
RN section - RGS CCF

During the summer last year I visited the cafe at the hospital after a talk at the Army museum and met a wonderful gentleman, Zolph, who told me all about the hospital and showed me the museum. I do hope he keeping well and safe, along with all the other residents.
Best wishes to everyone.

Mick and I would like say hello and send our best wishes to all the pensioners at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in particular Ted Heath and all other Queens men. We are very sad that Ted and friends cannot visit our beautiful seaside village to celebrate VE75 with us as we were planning. However once we return to some form of normality and people are able to travel we will arrange for the visit to take place albeit a bit later than planned, perhaps we can arrange a VE75+1 weekend for you to come and celebrate with us. Stay safe all love Mick and Lynn.
Steady the Buffs

Hi, my name is Rebekah, and I’m a Royal Navy cadet at Reigate Grammar School. We all know that these times are strange and difficult, but we at RGS would like to wish you all our support and love.
All the best,
Rebekah Bongers

To all those at the Royal Hospital. You are very much in our thoughts in these challenging times and know you will remain positive within your special community and have our ongoing support - although from a distance - via the Governor's Circle. You remain a constant example to us all and we thank all in-pensioners for the service given to our country in the past and long may you continue to do so as exemplary ambassadors. We wish you a safe and healthy time during this unique lockdown. We hope to resume our trips to RHC in the not too distant future. Regards to you all. Stuart and Monique Woodrow


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