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Military precision meets nursing care for older people

What it's like living and working at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to army veterans

What it's like living and working at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to army veterans

As a soldier, Alf Mason was involved in the closing stages of the second world war and witnessed the construction of the Berlin Wall.

Several times during his army career – mostly with the Durham Light Infantry – he was present as history was being made or was instrumental in making it.

Now, at the age of 94, the former company sergeant major is part of another impressive history – that of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, home of the Chelsea Pensioners.

He is one of around 300 people living at the hospital, which has been offering care and comradeship to veterans of

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