Her Majesty The Queen has today appointed the Chaplain of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, the Revd. Steven Brookes to be a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to Her Majesty.
Rachel Webster, who herself served in the Army for 26 years, has decided to take on the challenge of running this year’s London Marathon in support of the Chelsea Pensioners.
The Chelsea Pensioners have a long-standing and close relationship with Canada, which is celebrated each year, since 2014, with a pancake breakfast at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
On Thursday 14th February, Pensioners, staff and volunteers joined nostalgic dance group Swing Dance UK for a Valentine’s Day dance party. For one guest, 88-year-old George Stevenson, the occasion triggered memories of his own special Valentine.
93 year old Bill Fitzgerald is one of our incredible WW2 veterans. Here he talks us through his fascinating life story, from growing up in London during the Blitz, to participating in the historic D-Day landings, and then later making the decision to live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea as a Chelsea Pensioner.
The Royal Hospital is proud to have achieved 'Platinum' status under the Gold Standard Framework – a national scheme of excellence for end-of-life care.
We were honoured to welcome Mel Stride, Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General, to the home of the Chelsea Pensioners on 31 January.
Former Chelsea Pensioner Joshua Tongue was awarded two medals at Talavera and Waterloo. These were displayed in the Royal Hospital’s museum but In 1978, during a burglary, Private Tongue’s medals vanished. Nothing was heard of the medals, until the Royal Hospital received an email from a London auction house last December.