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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It is a privilege and joy to write to you all at this very difficult time.
As an old soldier myself you give myself, and many others I am sure, the motivation, enthusiasm and encouragement to live life to the full.
You are the symbol of courage and loyalty to Queen and Country.
I hope to be able to come and visit you once this pandemic is over to thank you for giving us all, especially veterans of all Arms, the duty of "Keep right on to the end of the road".
I pray that you keep safe and well and continue to enjoy living in the second most important 'residence' in London.
Every Joy and Blessing.

Best wishes to you all and specially to my friends in the Chapel led by Marjorie. Look forward to being back with you again in the future.
Verena Elliott

Dear Chelsea Pensioners,
As a friend of the Royal Hospital, I am thinking of you all in these challenging times and I'm sure everyone outside the Hospital is missing your cheerful presence. I always enjoy coming to the Royal Hospital for Friends' events and for services in the Chapel, and have a long family link going back to my grandfather General Sir Bernard Paget who was Governor in the 1950s ! Look after yourselves, keep well and let's all look forward to happier times when we can be in contact again in person.
With very best wishes, Olivia Cox

Thinking of you all - especially when I am on my 'exercise' with Max the German Shepherd - he keeps me marching on! When I can work out the technology I will send you a photo of our walk through the bluebell woods in Sussex

How are you? People must miss those cheery red coats of yours around Chelsea. As one pensioner to another (I’m 85) I guess that memories count for a lot these days. Remember the war years? For me the best moments were Sunday mornings. My father would come in from his Home Guard Parade and we’d all sit and listen to ITMA - “Its That Man Again.” - with Mona Lot saying “Its being so cheerful as keeps me going.” Difficult days but at least then we could all be together. Now we have to be apart and that’s much more difficult. So I hope this bit of contact is helpful - you know that someone is thinking of you and your friends “Confined to Barracks.”

To the Honourable Members of the Royal Hospital

Thinking of you all at this challenging time. No doubt this will not be the first period of adversity that you have experienced in your lives and careers.

I hope that our nation's younger generations will meet this current challenge with the same determination, resolve and fortitude that you have shown in the past.

The storms clouds will soon pass and we will meet again soon.....

Best wishes to you all.

The Hughes Family (local residents)

Wishing you all a lovely day, stay safe and together we will overcome this nasty enemy which cannot be seen but is all around us. Let's not loose hope, I can't wait to come out and celebrate life once this Nightmare is over.

I am a Friend of the Royal Hospital and live for most of the year in Hong Kong. But I have a house nearby you in Royal Avenue. Knowing and admiring your loyal service to crown and country, it must be impossibly frustrating for you to be confined by Covid 19, and robbed of personal contact with your family and friends. So I just wish to say that you should be confident we have not forgotten you even if we are robbed of seeing and chatting with you in person.
Take care and stay well
Nic Bentley

For Martin Geary Duncan Ward. Hello Martin hope you are well we will be down to see you as quick as we can .Take Care of yourself love Ann and Garry xx

To Colin Thackery and John Gallagher

I'm thinking of you both and your families at the moment. You both are really are truly remarkable. When this lockdown is over, and the tours will be back on. There is a drink on me. Stay safe and stay strong...


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