Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Chelsea Pensioners BBC Interview…..
The Chelsea Pensioners have a brand new album out for Christmas which features Katherine Jenkins and Dame Vera Lynn.
The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a retirement home and nursing home for some 300 British soldiers who are unfit for further duty due to injury or old age, located on Royal Hospital Road in Chelsea, London, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
It is a true hospital in the original sense of the word – that is, a place where hospitality was provided.
The residents in the Royal Hospital are referred to as “in-pensioners” (or more colloquially, as Chelsea pensioners).
The Royal Hospital Chelsea shares the garden of its historic grounds with Garden House School, a co-educational independent school for 3–11-year olds, housed at the Cavalry House on Turks Row, Chelsea, a Grade II Listed Building which is part of the redeveloped Duke of York’s Headquarters
Enjoy a rare and exclusive interview with 2 of the inspirational Chelsea Pensioners…..
A group of Chelsea Pensioners have signed a record deal and are to release an album.
The veterans, who have an average age of 79, have seen action during World War II and have served in Palestine and Northern Ireland.
Now the seven singers, based in Chelsea, west London, are releasing an album of military-inspired music.
Earnings from sales will go to the Royal Hospital Appeal, which aims to improve their living quarters.
Band member David Poultney, 81, said: “There’s so much talent hidden amongst these men.
Recorded by Alex Belfield for the BBC and Celebrity Radio 2011.