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Background imageVeterans Collection: Royal Hospital, Chelsea - The Colonnade

Royal Hospital, Chelsea - The Colonnade Date: circa 1910s

Background imageVeterans Collection: The accommodation of the Chelsea pensioners designed by Sir Christopher Wren

The accommodation of the Chelsea pensioners designed by Sir Christopher Wren. Each ward had 36 veterans sleeping in old oak cubicles with little curtains that could be drawn across

Background imageVeterans Collection: Korean War Veterans Memorial (1995). Washington D. C. United

Korean War Veterans Memorial (1995). Washington D. C. United
Korean War Veterans Memorial (1995). Group of 19 stainless steel sculptures, by Frank Gaylord, representing a squad patrol. Detail. West Potomac Park. National Mall. Washington D.C. United States

Background imageVeterans Collection: Sergeant William Baacke, Late 109th Regiment of Foot, a Chelsea Pensioner

Sergeant William Baacke, Late 109th Regiment of Foot, a Chelsea Pensioner, served in the Crimean War and seventeen years in East India. Date: 1902

Background imageVeterans Collection: BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR Surviving veterans meet after 74 years ! Date: 1805 - 1879

BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR Surviving veterans meet after 74 years ! Date: 1805 - 1879

Background imageVeterans Collection: Parade of civil war veterans in Boston Massachusetts in 1917

Parade of civil war veterans in Boston Massachusetts in 1917

Background imageVeterans Collection: Russia - Tsar Nicholas II meeting veterans at Borodino

Russia - Tsar Nicholas II meeting veterans at Borodino
Russia - Tsar Nicholas II meeting veteran soldiers and their wives at Borodino (the site of a bloody battle of the Napoleonic Wars, fought during Napoleon's invasion of Russia)

Background imageVeterans Collection: Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna - Crimea

Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna - Crimea
Russia - Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna at Sevastopol, Crimea, reviewing a line of venerable Crimean War veterans. Date: circa 1912

Background imageVeterans Collection: Russia - Tsar Nicholas II meets Crimean War veterans

Russia - Tsar Nicholas II meets Crimean War veterans
Russia - Tsar Nicholas II and his family in Sevastopol (Sebastopol) meeting and greeting veterans of the Crimean War (fought between 1853-1856)

Background imageVeterans Collection: Music and jollity at the Guards Boat Club, Maidenhead, Berks

Music and jollity at the Guards Boat Club, Maidenhead, Berkshire. Date: 1932

Background imageVeterans Collection: Chicago - Chinese Americans Veterans Memorial

Chicago - Chinese Americans Veterans Memorial
United States, State of Illinois, Chicago. Chinese Americans Veterans Memorial. Dedicated in 2005, it pays tribute to all those in the community who served in the armed services

Background imageVeterans Collection: Grandfathers of football, Derby and Crewe Railway Veterans

Grandfathers of football, Derby and Crewe Railway Veterans in action Date: 1946

Background imageVeterans Collection: Elderly footballers Woods and Richardson

Elderly footballers Woods and Richardson
Grandfathers of football, Charles Woods, left, 78 of Crewe, and Mr Richardson, 72, of Derby Veterans Date: 1946

Background imageVeterans Collection: General view of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, designed by Sir Christopher Wren

General view of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. A retirement and nursing home for some 540 veterans of the British Army. Date: 1890s

Background imageVeterans Collection: The Chapel at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home

The Chapel at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, a retirement home and nursing home for some 300 veterans of the British Army. Date: 1902

Background imageVeterans Collection: Royal Hospital Chelsea from the Gardens 1902

Royal Hospital Chelsea from the Gardens 1902
General view of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, designed by Sir Christopher Wren. A retirement and nursing home for some 300 veterans of the British Army

Background imageVeterans Collection: Chelsea Hospital

Chelsea Hospital
King Charles II founded the Royal Hospital in 1682 as a retreat for veterans. The provision of a hostel rather than the payment of pensions was inspired by Les Invalides in Paris. Date: 1875

Background imageVeterans Collection: Queen Victorias Rifles Memorial, Hill 60

Queen Victorias Rifles Memorial, Hill 60
This is in an enclosed walking area which includes craters.The memorial was destroyed by the Germans in 1940 and later restored. Many veterans had their ashes scattered here. Date: 2016

Background imageVeterans Collection: 101st US Airborne Memorial Gift to the Dutch

101st US Airborne Memorial Gift to the Dutch
The Memorial, which is in Sint Oedenrode, was initiated and funded by 101st Airborne veterans in recognition of the Dutch resistance against the Germans

Background imageVeterans Collection: Wall Plaque to Canadian 1st Parachute Bn, Normandy

Wall Plaque to Canadian 1st Parachute Bn, Normandy
This is on the wall of house No.3 rue de l Eglise, behind the church and the local War memorial, in Bricqueville/Robehomme

Background imageVeterans Collection: No 3 Commando & Brigadier Peter Young Memorial

No 3 Commando & Brigadier Peter Young Memorial
This is at Petiville and was inaugurated on the 50th Anniversary by a delegation of Commandos and veterans. In the Mairie are a picture of the Brigadier

Background imageVeterans Collection: 9th Para & 1st Canadian Para Bns Memorial, Varaville

9th Para & 1st Canadian Para Bns Memorial, Varaville
This grey marble Memorial was erected on the 50th Anniversary of D-Day. At the bottom is a bronze plaque presented to Varaville by Canadian 1st Para veterans and unveiled in June 1997

Background imageVeterans Collection: Veterans at play

Veterans at play
Golf veterans George Duncan, James Braid, J H Taylor and Abe Mitchell having played a round of golf in aid of the Prince of Waless General Hospital. 1926

Background imageVeterans Collection: Two soldiers on the Chelsea Embankment 1882

Two soldiers on the Chelsea Embankment 1882
After the review: Waterloo and Tel-el-Kebir: a sketch on the Chelsea Embankment of two soldiers of very different vintages walking together. Date: 1882

Background imageVeterans Collection: Battlefields pilgrimage 1928, pilgrims at Vimy

Battlefields pilgrimage 1928, pilgrims at Vimy
A group of Home Counties pilgrims on the steps of the Canadian Memorial at Vimy, listening to a War Graves Commission guide describing the fighting

Background imageVeterans Collection: Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, USA

Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, USA
Graves of First World War veterans, Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, USA. Date: circa 1930

Background imageVeterans Collection: Founded in 1681-2 by Charles II and built by Sir Christopher Wren

Founded in 1681-2 by Charles II and built by Sir Christopher Wren, Chelsea Hospital serves its purpose as a comfortable retreat for old soldiers, who have sent time in the services of their country

Background imageVeterans Collection: Sunday at Chelsea the Royal Hospital Chelsea. With limited number of men receiving

Sunday at Chelsea the Royal Hospital Chelsea. With limited number of men receiving accommodation from time to time in almshouses to which the Crown had a right of presentation

Background imageVeterans Collection: Duke of York - Stable Lads Boxing Tournament

Duke of York - Stable Lads Boxing Tournament
Albert, Duke of York (1895-1952) (later King George VI), pictured with two contestants in the Stable Lads Boxing Tournament, which took place at the National Sporting Club in aid of St

Background imageVeterans Collection: The Guards Crimean War Memorial - veterans 1899

The Guards Crimean War Memorial - veterans 1899
London crowds outside Waterloo Place, celebrating years later the victory, raised to commemorate the heroism of the Brigade of Guards in the Crimean War

Background imageVeterans Collection: North American F-100A-20-NA Super Sabre N100X

North American F-100A-20-NA Super Sabre N100X of Flight Test Research Inc. at Long Beach Airport. Formerly 53-1688 (MSN 192-183). Registered N100X to Flight Test Research ca1967

Background imageVeterans Collection: Local people wave to driver of a vintage Hispano Suiza car

Local people wave to driver of a vintage Hispano Suiza car
Hispano Suiza car rally - Santander to Madrid. Local people wave to the driver of a vintage Hispano Suiza car as it passes though a Spanish village during the rally Date: 1989

Background imageVeterans Collection: WW1 - Italy - Remembrance postcard

WW1 - Italy - Remembrance postcard - " In the glorious memories of the past, she raises the Italian flag - her cry is Victory!" Date: circa 1917

Background imageVeterans Collection: Memorial to Major Charles Strafford MBE, Ranville

Memorial to Major Charles Strafford MBE, Ranville
After the war a number of veterans returned to Normandy to live and one of the most notable was Charles Strafford. He became very involved in the Commemorations associated with D-Day

Background imageVeterans Collection: Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, London

Herbert Hospital, Woolwich, London
Herbert Hospital (later the Royal Herbert Hospital), Woolwich, London - built as a restorative facility for British veterans of the Crimean War

Background imageVeterans Collection: In-Pensioners Long Ward - Royal Hospital, Chelsea

In-Pensioners Long Ward - Royal Hospital, Chelsea - Panelling and cubicles of oak. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageVeterans Collection: British transport supply line - Battle of the Somme, 1916

British transport supply line - Battle of the Somme, 1916
British transport supply line - horses and wagons - Battle of the Somme, 1916. Card sold in aid of The National Federation of Discharged and Demobilised Sailors and Soldiers. Date: 1916

Background imageVeterans Collection: Risorgimento. Sicily Conquest. Batlle of Milazo. 17-24 July

Risorgimento. Sicily Conquest. Batlle of Milazo. 17-24 July 1860 between Giuseppe Garibaldis volunteers with Hungarian veterans and the troops of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies at MIlazzo, Sicily

Background imageVeterans Collection: US Veterans Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

US Veterans Hospital, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Date: 1941

Background imageVeterans Collection: London. Monument to The Women of World War II by John W. Mil

London. Monument to The Women of World War II by John W. Mil
United Kingdom. England. London. Monument to The Women of World War II by John W. Mills (b.1933), 2005. Whitehall

Background imageVeterans Collection: The Three Soldiers (1984) by Frederick Hart (1943-1999). Was

The Three Soldiers (1984) by Frederick Hart (1943-1999). Was
The Three Soldiers (1984) by Frederick Hart (1943-1999). Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Washington D.C. United States

Background imageVeterans Collection: San Fernando Valley - Music Sheet Cover

San Fernando Valley - Music Sheet Cover. Gordon Jenkins song San Fernando Valley gave a huge boost to the visibility of the Valley, just as WWII veterans came home.Mayfair Music Corp. N.Y

Background imageVeterans Collection: American Legion parade, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

American Legion parade, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
American Legion parade of Wyoming WW1 veterans in Omaha, Nebraska, USA, including a stagecoach drawn by four horses and marchers with flags. Date: circa 1923

Background imageVeterans Collection: Marshals and Sherrifs, Marion, Ohio, USA

Marshals and Sherrifs, Marion, Ohio, USA
Veteran Marshals and Sherrifs at a memorial park in Marion, Ohio, USA. Date: circa 1910

Background imageVeterans Collection: French veterans listen to a WW1 soldier

French veterans listen to a WW1 soldier
A military circle in Paris. French veterans from another war listen to a First World War soldier tell them about the current conflict. Date: 1916

Background imageVeterans Collection: Chelsea pensioners discuss the war, WW1

Chelsea pensioners discuss the war, WW1
Chelsea veterans discussing the position of the opposing armies in August 1914. Date: 1914

Background imageVeterans Collection: 1960 by H. M. Bateman, WW1 cartoon

1960 by H. M. Bateman, WW1 cartoon
A cartoon drawn by H. M. Bateman in The Bystander in 1918, imagining what a member of the Royal Navy would be like in 1960

Background imageVeterans Collection: Paris, France - Invalides

Paris, France - Invalides. Date: 1830



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