Chelsea Pensioner visits Rutland

December’s Veterans Breakfast Club at The Grainstore in Oakham was particularly special. Brian Cummings MBE, Chelsea Pensioner, joined us all – and he found a comrade with whom he had served.  He delighted all with his wit and stories.

He visited Oakham Museum yesterday afternoon to give a fascinating & amusing talk for Oakham Armed Forces Veterans Breakfast Club on life as a Chelsea Pensioner.  Deputy Lieutenant Jane Clayton-Jones represented the Lieutenancy, air cadets in attendance.

In the evening I was delighted to host a small dinner for him at the Fox and Hounds in Exton.  We heard about about life at The Chelsea Hospital.  It was such a surprise & honour to be given a shield emblematic of the Chelsea Hospital (photo below). A very informative & amusing evening – Rutland will miss Brian, come back soon!