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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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...

Dear Gentlemen of the Royal Hospital Chelsea,

It must be very tedious for you to be be 'locked in'! If it is any comfort we are all on the outside 'locked in' too! I am always delighted on my visits to you to hear about all the places you visit, and you know how pleased we are to see you. To have to stay put must be very different for you and we miss you! But this is only while we vanquish the unseen enemy in our midst, and then it will be summer and everything will be back to normal. Roll on summer and it will be wonderful to see you all again! Just because we can't see you now does not mean we have forgotten you and everything you mean to us!

Jennifer

Thinking of you ....keep strong .... we will get through this nightmare.

So sorry not to be with you now..my list visit was a few weeks ago to see my dear friend Frank |Mouque, who has sadly now passed away. As always, Frank, like you all, was full of wit and wisdom, and very concerned about my well being as I have recently been bereaved. Frank was a friend of my dear husband as well as myself. Like every Pensioner I meet in the Royal Hospital, Frank was someone I could talk to about anything and , on that day, he gave me sound advice. Sal, he said..life is about death, you can't separate the two. keep smiling, cheer up your family and friends, and when you feel down, think of the sacrifice of so many who gave their lives for us all. There is strength in our wonderful community here.. take some away with you and face the future, You can do it.
I would like to thank you all - on that day I certainly did take away strength from you. Now, please have some back from me and all the Friends of the Royal Hospital.! Love to everyone, our Pensioners, and your fabulous carers and staff. You are all my heroes...sally.xx

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