- published: 13 Aug 2013
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The Royal Hospital Chelsea’s Founder's Day, also known as Oak Apple Day, is always held on a day close the birthday of King Charles II (29 May) and the date of his restoration as King in 1660. The Oak reference commemorates the escape of the future King Charles II after the Battle of Worcester (1651) when he hid in an oak tree to avoid capture by the Parliamentary forces, and is expressed today through all members of the Parade wearing oak leaves.
Historic Royal Hospital Chelsea, London (England). Vic Stefanu, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Chelsea Pensioners reside at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, their 300-year-old home founded by Charles II, in the heart of London. Any former soldier of the British Army over the age of 65, who is facing spending their advanced years alone, can apply for residence as an In-Pensioner. Some 300 army veterans live at the Royal Hospital today, including those who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and World War II. The Royal Hospital is a Grade I and II listed site, a beautiful architectural legacy left to us by Charles II and Sir Christopher Wren.
Meet Ted, a Chelsea Pensioner and self pronounced 'naughty boy'! How to enjoy life after service is a perennial question for our armed forces, but Ted has found the answer. Visitors to London's stylish Chelsea neighbourhood may have seen these dignified former servicemen and women padding up and down the King's Road, or in the stands at the cup final at Wembley. Ted is a real Londoner (with an eye for mischief) enjoying a palatial retirement in the heart of the London establishment at the Royal Hospital. 1000 LONDONERS This film is part of 1000 Londoners, a five-year digital project which aims to create a digital portrait of a city through 1000 of the people who identify themselves with it. The profile contains a 3 minute film that gives an insight into the life of the Londoner, as well...