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).
Tomorrow Chelsea Pensioners Ray Pearson and Charmaine Coleman plan to skydive from 13,000 feet to raise funds for the Royal Hospital Chelsea and ABF, The Soldier’s Charity.
HRH The Duke of Kent KG, who is also the Grand Master of the Freemasons’ United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE), visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea to open a newly refurbished berth funded by a £50,000 donation from The Freemasons’ Grand Charity made in 2009.

The Duke of Kent has visited the Royal Hospital Chelsea to enjoy the Chelsea Pensioners’ 322nd annual Founder’s Day Parade, which commemorates the founding of the Hospital by King Charles II in 1682.

As all eyes turn towards Brazil for the forthcoming World Cup, the Qatar Army is sending its bands to London to prepare for the 2022 World Cup in Doha.
Ruckus Wireless Inc. and Computer Products Ltd. have successfully completed a high capacity, high speed, Ruckus Smart Wi-Fi network for the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Today, international singer-songwriter Bryan Adams unveiled a berth named in honour of his foundation.
The Cavendish London are donating £1 for every commemorative Rosa Lewis Afternoon Tea ordered this April.
Mr Fothergill's Seeds are kindly donating 25p to the Royal Hospital Chelsea Appeal Ltd. from every pack of Victoria Cross Poppy Seeds sold.

The refurbishment of the Chelsea Pensioners accommodation is now moving into the final stages with temporary accommodation built on site to house 50 Chelsea Pensioners.

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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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