April alphabet challenge – V is for Victoria Station

Victoria Station Victoria Station Looking up around Victoria

where I met this Chelsea Pensioner a week or two ago.


A Chelsea pensioner is an in – pensioner at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home and nursing home for former members of the British Army located in Chelsea. London.

The following information is taken from the Chelsea Pensioner web site!

Royal Hospital Chelsea, Founder's DayThe Royal Hospital Chelsea will be here for today’s young soldiers on the front line when they retire. Few British institutions can boast three centuries of unbroken service, and none is closer to the heart of the nation than ‘The Men in Scarlet’, the Chelsea Pensioners.Their home, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, was founded in 1682 by King Charles II to provide soldiers with a fitting home in their retirement.The Royal Hospital is proud to continue to serve its original purpose into the 21st Century.

The home is supported by donations from the public which are always welcome. 

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