Chelsea Pensioners enter the festive mood as they celebrate the annual “Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses”

Chelsea Pensioners participate in the annual ‘Stirring of the Christmas Pudding’ ceremony

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The Chelsea Pensioners have been travelling across the country and beyond to attend Remembrance events.

Sales of company’s Victoria Cross poppy seeds raise almost £40,000 in support of the Chelsea Pensioners. 

Final step complete in restoration and upgrade works of historic West Wing of the Royal Hospital Chelsea

From Sunday October 4, Chelsea's Scarlet Army, a brand new documentary capturing a unique behind the scenes look at the Royal Hospital Chelsea will air on Forces TV.

 

The Royal Hospital Chelsea received a generous donation today from Mandalay Lodge in Kent.

15 Chelsea Pensioners were awarded two Peace Medals from the Korean Defence Attaché in recognition for their service in the Korean War in the 1950s.

Chelsea Pensioner Alan Rutter is to take on the UK’s highest bungee jump to raise funds in support of his home the Royal Hospital Chelsea and The Queens Regimental Association. The 300 foot jump is due to take place at Windsor Bray on August 30.

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Chelsea Pensioner pictured Dairy UK Chair Paul Vernon, the Governor of the Royal Hospital and the ceremonial cheese
Chelsea Pensioners and Dairy UK take part in the annual Ceremony of the Christmas Cheeses

A festive tradition dating back to the opening of the Royal Hospital in 1692 – today Dairy UK donated over 270kg of British cheeses to the Chelsea Pensioners to tide them over the festive period.

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Festivities begin with the stirring of the Christmas Pudding

The Christmas period officially got underway today at the Royal Hospital, as the Chelsea Pensioners took part in the tradition of stirring in the ingredients for the Christmas pudding.

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