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.

Please note that all comments submitted will need to be approved, so will not appear immediately.


While we're at home, feeling blue,
With not very much to do,
We're thinking warm thoughts of you,
Knowing that soon we shall see you too,
Filling our hearts with pride anew,
Gathering in coats of scarlet hue,
Standing for all that's fine and true.
Anne and Brian Wadsworth

To our friends at the Royal Hospital. We are thinking of you at this trying time and are full of admiration for the enormously positive spirit that you are showing. Not surprising given how special you all are - but good to see nonetheless! Thank you for all you have given to our country over so many years. Stay safe and look forward to seeing you again soon. Mel and Michelle Stride and family.

As the Queen said in her address to the nation "Better days will come". And they will! In the meantime, you don't have to worry about going shopping. My best wishes to you all - especially to Marjorie Cole and the other ladies.

As another of the volunteers from Battersea Dogs & Cats Home who visit the infirmary with our very special dogs every month, we really miss coming to see you. If you miss us, we miss you more!

I was reminded of the lovely gentlemen and ladies at RHC when I heard about Captn Tom Moore who has raised over £18 million so far for the NHS by walking 100 times round his garden, at the aged of 99! He's just like you all, determined, cheerful and a delight to spend time with.

We'll meet again! Until then, you continue to inspire us with your energy and positive outlook on life.

Big hugs and best wishes

Gill Fletcher x

Gill thank you so much for your lovely message. I will pass it on to all the Pensioners you visit when you are here. They are missing their Battersea friends very much! We look forward to welcoming you back when we are able to. Stay safe. xx

Hoping that we may be able to march with you again in early September for what is such a special occasion. Best wishes to everyone and particularly to those from Royal Signals whose centenary year has been rather spoiled by this virus. I am perfectly sure that your wonderful spirit will maintain morale.
Other kinds of spirit might help, too. Very best wishes

So pleased to be able to reach you all by a message and sending you much strength and support to get through this very difficult of times.

Given your amazing life’s experiences I know you will all come through this with the same bravery and stoicism you have always shown to us all.

Love and all good wishes , and sending some Spring blooms from my garden here in South Wales.

Lynne Callaway

Like me I’m sure you are finding being in lockdown very frustrating

The term stir crazy comes to mind but it must be done if we are collectively to defeat this threat.

I know with your resolve you will come out the other side of this and be able to get back to a new normal

Until was are able to raise a glass together in person stay safe


Robin + Christine

As one of the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home volunteers who visit the Infirmary once a month with the Battersea dogs, I wanted to let you know that we are all thinking of you. I know you miss seeing the dogs but we will be back when all this is over. In the meantime, take care of yourselves, and keep safe. With very best wishes, Adrienne Gillam

Best wishes to you all especially Mr Huggins who was my Academy Sergeant Major (SMC 13)! May you all stay strong, happy and healthy. And wash your hands.....


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