Gareth Southgate visits the Royal Hospital to kick off Remembrance

9th November 2021

We were delighted to welcome Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate to the Royal Hospital recently, to mark the start of our Remembrance commemorations. 

Gareth Southgate Meets the Chelsea Pensioners

Gareth met a number of our Pensioners, including Paul Whittick, Carol Knight, Monica Parrot and Dave Godwin. He also joined in with the Chelsea Pensioners’ very own podcast, Radio Banter, where he chose the Waterboys’ song The Whole of the Moon. 

Gareth Southgate joins the Radio Banter broadcast

The Chelsea Pensioners were delighted to meet Gareth – and he expressed just how impressed he was by the care and quality of life the veterans enjoy in our close-knit community: 

“I have to say it was an amazing experience… to see how well looked after everybody who lives there was, was something to behold. To be able to sit and chat, laugh and have my leg pulled by the ex-soldiers, it was quite humbling really, because you know what they’ve given of their lives for our country. While they were serving, they would’ve been at an age similar to our players now and many would also have had similar backgrounds.”

Gareth Southgate Meets the Chelsea Pensioners

Gareth Southgate Meets the Chelsea Pensioners

 

Gareth Southgate Meets the Royal Hospital Chaplain

Gareth Southgate Meets the Royal Hospital Chaplain

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