Join the Chelsea Pensioners in conversation as they discuss their experiences of living through the aerial bombardment that raged over London in 1940-41.
From spending night after night in Anderson shelters to putting out incendiary bombs, hear stories candidly recalled by servicemen whose younger years were shaped by the Second World War on the home front.
The Chelsea Pensioners are the iconic faces of the UK’s veteran community. They reside at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, founded by King Charles II in 1692.
Around 300 army veterans live at the Royal Hospital today, including those who have served in Korea, the Falkland Islands, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and during the Second World War. Others may not have served on campaign, but all understand what it means to be a soldier and the potential sacrifice that it entails.