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The Royal Hospital, Chelsea


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As some people ask about those that lived in the above from time to time, I thought I would impart some more of the "useless information" I seem to have accumalated:-

In 1719, there was a demand for more troops, and the powers that be decided that those servicemen who were on half pay and classed as invalids because they were not 100% fighting fit, could be re-formed into a regiment and take over the duties of the regiments that were needed to fight. These people were based at Chelsea, and over the years that followed, this regiment became the 41st of Foot followed by the 1st Battalion The Welch Regiment, which I joined in................................??


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