Along with people up and down the country, the Chelsea Pensioners have been mourning the loss of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Her death has a particularly profound significance for them, because – as former soldiers – each one swore an oath of allegiance to her.

Today Chelsea Pensioners and Royal Hospital staff attended a Drumhead Service of Remembrance for Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Everyone at the Royal Hospital Chelsea is deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. 

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee brings back treasured memories for Chelsea Pensioner Alan Hayter.

Chelsea Pensioner John Gallagher shares his memories of meeting Her Majesty The Queen on not one, but two separate occassions.

As a mark of their great respect and affection for Her Majesty The Queen, the Chelsea Pensioners have delivered a card to the monarch congratulating her on her Platinum Jubilee.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh this morning. Our Governor, General Sir Adrian Bradshaw KCB OBE DL,  shared the below statement.

A ceremonial Service of Remembrance for the hundreds of thousands of men and women who volunteered to serve in the First World War has been held at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in the gracious presence of Her Majesty The Queen today (Saturday 28th June 2014).

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