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The Royal Hospital Chelsea

There are few institutions in the United Kingdom with an unbroken three centuries of service and none of them is so close to the heart of the nation as "The Men in Scarlet", the Chelsea Pensioners, and their home, the Royal Hospital Chelsea.

Founded in 1682 by King Charles II and intended for the 'succour and relief of veterans broken by age and war', the Royal Hospital, with its Grade 1 listed buildings, still serves its original purpose.

The Order has been a long time supporter of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and was extremely proud to take the important further step of becoming a Platinum Friend of the Hospital. Amongst other projects, we are developing a volunteering scheme to directly support the work of the Hospital. We also have an active Commandery based at the Hospital.




Volunteering at the Royal Hospital
Help with our volunteering work.



Chelsea Pensioners invested
We were honoured to be joined by our Chelsea Pensioners friends who were invested at our 2014 Investiture.



Governor's Review 2016
We were present at the Governor's Review at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.