Chelsea Pensioners

Famous for their scarlet coats and black tricorn hats, the Chelsea pensioners live in the same Grade I-listed buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and they still roam its 66 acres of grounds by the Thames in one of London's most desirable neighbourhoods. Meals are taken in the oak-panelled great hall, and they say their prayers in the adjacent white-plastered chapel.

Some 300 army veterans live at the Royal Hospital today, including those who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and World War II. Others may not have served in campaigns, but all understand what it means to be a soldier and the potential sacrifice that it entails.

Adams Lodge was honoured to have two Chelsea Pensioners attend our December white table. Proudly pictured below our WM with his father on his left.

 


15/12/16. Chelsea Pensioners Visit.

15/12/16. Chelsea Pensioners Visit.

15/12/16. Chelsea Pensioners Visit.15/12/16. Chelsea Pensioners entertained by our new E.A.F.