National Geographic : 1929 May
(C) National L eograptni society Autocnromes DyLIriton Aaams BRITAIN'S AGED WARRIORS, WARDS OF THE NATION, BASK IN THE SUN AND FIGHT THEIR BATTLES OVER AGAIN The Chelsea Hospital for old and invalided soldiers was founded by Charles II at the instigation, itistraditionally asserted, ofNell Gwyn. The more than 500 Chelsea Pensioners wear coats of scarlet in summer and dark blue in winter. Some of them still retain thethree-cornered hats ofother days. Long service and an excellent record are requirements for admission to their honorable ranks.