A group of six Chelsea Pensioners and staff of the Royal Hospital Chelsea have visited a Personnel Recovery Centre in Tidworth, Wiltshire. 

The Princess Royal attends Founder's Day, and officially opens the recently refurbished Wren designed ‘Long Wards’ by unveiling a plaque at the historic home of the Chelsea Pensioners.

Chelsea Pensioner places last poppy at spectacular 5000 Poppies display for the Chelsea Flower Show

It has been announced that HRH The Princess Anne will be the Reviewing Officer in attendance at this year's Founder's Day.

To mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday, a beacon will be lit within the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea later today.

Chelsea Pensioner Ray Pearson, Editor of the Royal Hospital’s in-house title Tricorne magazine, spoke to new CEO Gary Lashko about this new beginning

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is delighted to announce Gary Lashko as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr Lashko was Community Services Director at CHS Group, a charitable housing association, in Cambridge since August 2011, and joined the Royal Hospital at the beginning of February 2016.

A group of Chelsea Pensioners who served during the Second World War were guests of honour at the ‘Dad’s Army’ film premiere

Seed producers Mr Fothergill's is looking for a name for a new mixture of sweet peas it is launching to raise funds for the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Chelsea Pensioners Marjorie Cole and Bill Murdock were honoured to receive a very generous cheque to the sum of £45,000 from Knightsbridge School last month.

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Brompton Cemetery Seed Sowing
Sowing wildflowers in memory of past Chelsea Pensioners

On 6 May, Chelsea Pensioners and members of the Royal Hospital’s grounds team joined representatives from the Royal Parks, the Royal Parks Guild and the Friends of Brompton Cemetery to sow a patch of wildflower seeds in Brompton Cemetery as part of the Battlefields and Butterflies initiative.

Chelsea Pensioner Centenarians
100 years old and still going strong

Recent research backs up the anecdote that Chelsea Pensioners not only live considerably longer than their peers outside (by over five years, on average), but that their lifetimes once they come to the Royal Hospital are extending, year on year. This strongly suggests that the care and community here contribute to greater longevity – as well as improving quality of life. 

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