Statue

Chelsea Pensioner statue

Erection date: 4/5/2000

Inscription

{Around the plinth:}
"O Lord you know how occupied I shall be this day. If I forget thee do not forget me".

{On a plaque laid at the base:}
To celebrate the second millennium, A Chelsea In-Pensioner, by sculptor Philip Jackson was presented to the Royal Hospital by the Westminster Foundation and unveiled by Brigadier the Duke of Westminster OBE TD DL, 4 May 2000. 

Commissioned by the Royal Hospital Chelsea to commemorate the Second Millennium, this bronze statue is life-size and a half. Unveiled by the Duke of Westminster.

Chelsea Pensioners are soldiers retired from the British Army, who have been selected to live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. At one time they were known as In-Pensioners to differentiate them from the Out-Pensioners, all the others who did not live at the RHC.

The inscription is the battle prayer said by Sir Jacob Astley to the royalist army before the 1642 Battle of Edgehill, which was inconclusive, with the war lasting another 3 years.

Site: Chelsea Pensioner statue (1 memorial)

SW3, Royal Hospital Road, Royal Hospital Chelsea

Stands in the grounds at the north front of the Royal Hospital.

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The Royal Hospital Chelsea

A retirement and nursing home for British soldiers who are unfit for further ...

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Westminster Foundation

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Sir Jacob Astley

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Philip Jackson

Sculptor. Philip Henry Christopher Jackson was born Inverness. Studio in Midh...

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Duke of Westminster, 6th, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor

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