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Royal Hospital Chelsea

Posted September 29, 2015

September 2015

Despite a rain-soaked September, the Chelsea Pensioners have had much to celebrate. A highlight of the month was the day HM The Queen became the UK's longest-reigning monarch, with many of the Chelsea Pensioners sharing fond memories of her record-breaking reign. We also found ourselves holding our breaths as Chelsea Pensioner Alan Rutter attempted the UK's highest bungee jump in order to raise money for charity; you can find out how he did below! 

New documentary follows the lives of the Chelsea Pensioners
A fascinating new documentary series Chelsea’s Scarlet Army – The Inside Story of the Chelsea Pensioners is due to be broadcast on Forces TV (Sky 264, Virgin 244, Freesat 652) at 9pm this Sunday 4 October. 

Queen Elizabeth II: Celebrating our longest-reigning monarch.
"I'm so glad I was there. Everybody was so excited and the atmosphere in London was brilliant."
On 9 September, Queen Elizabeth II became the UK's longest-reigning monarch, having reigned for 63 years, seven months and three days. Chelsea Pensioner Fred Richardson marked the day by looking through old photos he took himself in 1953, on the day of the Queen's coronation.

Special Prize - calling all bakers!
We're giving away a set of baking inspired gifts from our shop, including a Chelsea Pensioner apron, oven gloves, tea towel and cookery book!
To enter the prize draw, all you need to do is be on our Twitter or Facebook page at noon on Thursday, and be ready to Retweet or Like! 
    
The bungee jumping Chelsea Pensioner
Chelsea Pensioner Alan Rutter jumped from the UK's highest bungee platform on Sunday 30 August, all in the name of charity! 
Thanks to everybody who donated: all money raised went to the Royal Hospital Chelsea and Alan's former regiment The Queens Regimental Association.
    
Poppy Brooch
This beautiful Poppy Brooch (£7.00) is perfect to display on your jacket this Autumn/Winter and is available from our online shop. 
All profits help the Royal Hospital to provide a fitting home and the best care for our Nation's veterans.