The Chelsea Pensioners

About The Chelsea Pensioners

The Royal Hospital Chelsea is famous around the world as the home of the scarlet-coated Chelsea Pensioners.

It was founded by King Charles II in 1692 ‘For the succour and relief of veterans broken by age and war’. Well over 300 years later it continues to serve this same purpose, caring for veteran soldiers to whom the nation owes a debt of gratitude.

Today the Royal Hospital Chelsea is home to around 300 Chelsea Pensioners, who come from across the United Kingdom and have served in ...

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Royal Hospital Road
City of London, London, Chelsea

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