First soldier to receive VC from Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully on 20th June at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, surrounded by his family.

The Chelsea Pensioners and Royal Hospital staff enjoyed another fantastic year of Live at Chelsea including headline performances by Kaiser Chiefs & James Blunt.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent reviewed the Chelsea Pensioners and General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, KCB OBE announced as the new Governor of the Royal Hospital.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea has staged a special exhibition, exploring the changing face of the grounds at the 325 year old site

The Royal Hospital Chelsea has marked 100 years since it was bombed during a series of World War One air raids on London.

Chelsea Pensioner and former Typex Operator Helen Andrews visits the famous codebreaker site

Chelsea Pensioners have recognised the work efforts of staff who will be working over the Christmas period

Christmas Cake donated by the Australian Defence Force as a symbol of the enduring friendship between the UK and Australia

The Royal Hospital Chelsea, in partnership with Kilimanjaro, is proud to announce the return of a very special concert series within the historic home of the Chelsea Pensioners in June 2018.

The Chelsea Pensioners will be taking part in the annual Lord Mayor's Show in London this year, to celebrate their 325th anniversary.

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Festive thoughts from the Chelsea Pensioners

Christmas is almost here and although life is still far from normal the Chelsea Pensioners are enjoying being part of our community at this special time. We are celebrating in many of the traditional ways at the Royal Hospital – while ensuring guidelines are followed and the Chelsea Pensioners stay as safe as possible. 

Stirring of the Christmas Pudding Ceremony 2021
Festive fun at the stirring of the Christmas Pudding ceremony

Chelsea Pensioners and staff gathered together in the Great Hall on the last day of November to usher in the start of Advent with the first of the Royal Hospital’s annual Christmas traditions. 

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