How many original Chelsea Pensioners are there? The Royal Hospital Chelsea is home to 300 retired British soldiers, male and female (the latter since 2009), and is located on Royal Hospital Road. Historically, the term
How many original Chelsea Pensioners are there?
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is home to 300 retired British soldiers, male and female (the latter since 2009), and is located on Royal Hospital Road. Historically, the term “Chelsea Pensioner” applied more widely, referring to both In-Pensioners and Out-Pensioners who live elsewhere.
What do Chelsea Pensioners wear?
The long scarlet coat is an icon of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and is worn with pride by the Chelsea Pensioners. However, many people do not realise that Pensioners wear two types of uniform, known fondly as ‘scarlets’ and ‘blues’.
Why do Chelsea Pensioners wear uniform?
Each Pensioner was supplied with a ‘greatcoat’ of dark blue in 1707 as before this time, many of the Chelsea Pensioners would only have owned one set of clothes. This additional garment helped keep the Pensioners warm during winter.
Is it illegal to impersonate a Chelsea pensioner?
It is illegal to impersonate a Chelsea Pensioner. No The Chelsea and Kilmainham Hospitals Act 1826 prohibited fraudulent claims to pensions that belonged to Chelsea Pensioners. It was repealed by the Statute Law (Repeals) Act 2008. However, damage to a lawn may be covered by general laws on criminal damage.
What hospital do the Royals use?
King Edward VII’s Hospital
|King Edward VII’s Hospital|
|Type||General Registered charity (208944)|
|Patron||Queen Elizabeth II|
Where can I find Chelsea Pensioners service records?
This collection includes Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records from 1760-1913. The records contain information on men pensioned out of the British Army. The the National Archives record series numbers are WO97, WO119, WO121, WO122, WO131. Index created by FindMyPast.com.
Who are the Chelsea Pensioners in the British Army?
These records are of men pensioned out of the British Army 1760 to 1913. The connection with “Chelsea Pensioners” is that the pensions were administered through The Royal Hospital at Chelsea. The great majority of pensioned soldiers were “out-pensioners” and did not reside at the Hospital itself.
When did the Royal Hospital Chelsea stop paying pensioners?
From 1692 until 1955, all Army pensions were administered and paid from the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which is why all Army pensioners tended to be known as Chelsea Pensioners. Historically, there were two categories of Chelsea Pensioner:
When did Chelsea take over Kilmainham out pensioners?
In December 1822 the payment of Kilmainham out-pensions was taken over by Chelsea Hospital, whilst in-pensioners remained in Kilmainham until 1929, when the last transferred to Chelsea. Some ex-soldiers became residents of these veterans hospitals and were known as in-pensioners.