Greenwich, a home for Naval Pensioners?

#1
The Army have long enjoyed RHS Chelsea, the Pensioers in their smart red coats still having a strong affinity to their service.
So doesn’t the Senior Service deserve equal merit, long overdue and would no doubt be welcomed?

Perhaps a grateful nation would allow the old Naval college at Greenwich to be used as the site?
Often wondered......

Thoughts?
 
#3
^aye, and back in the day when the RN vets started to receive a cash pension in lieu of G they soon thinned out of that option and thus became independent.

Besides that, trying to count the endless array of bared breasts daubed all over the ceiling at every mealtime was guaranteed to give the poor old salts a stiff .........



























...neck.

Lest you dirty-minded lurkers thought otherwise!
 
#7
I think that it is a magnificent idea.
It would need dress regulations of course.
Perhaps all residents should be required to sport a pigtail tarred in the traditional fashion.
Holystoning the decks would be carried out daily.
Mast manning and divisions every Friday.
More ideas welcomed of course!
 

FlagWagger

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Book Reviewer
#10
The Army have long enjoyed RHS Chelsea, the Pensioers in their smart red coats still having a strong affinity to their service.
So doesn’t the Senior Service deserve equal merit, long overdue and would no doubt be welcomed?

Perhaps a grateful nation would allow the old Naval college at Greenwich to be used as the site?
Often wondered......

Thoughts?
Old news... this was thought about over three hundred years ago, and a Hospital was established at Greenwich. A short while later, a school was added called the Greenwich Hospital School.. this became the Royal Hospital School in 1933 when it moved from Greenwich to Holbrook. The school and a number of homes for Greenwich pensioners are still operated today by the Greenwich Hospital Trust which is a Royal charity.
 

Salty-Dog

Lantern Swinger
#11
Old news... this was thought about over three hundred years ago, and a Hospital was established at Greenwich. A short while later, a school was added called the Greenwich Hospital School.. this became the Royal Hospital School in 1933 when it moved from Greenwich to Holbrook. The school and a number of homes for Greenwich pensioners are still operated today by the Greenwich Hospital Trust which is a Royal charity.
https://www.grenhosp.org.uk/about/greenwich-hospital-history/
 
#12
I think that it is a magnificent idea.
It would need dress regulations of course.
Perhaps all residents should be required to sport a pigtail tarred in the traditional fashion.
Holystoning the decks would be carried out daily.
Mast manning and divisions every Friday.
More ideas welcomed of course!
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#17
[QUOTE="BreathingOutOnTheWayUp, post: 1415798, member: 9162Besides that, trying to count the endless array of bared breasts daubed all over the ceiling at every mealtime was guaranteed to give the poor old salts a stiff .........
...neck.

Lest you dirty-minded lurkers thought otherwise![/QUOTE]

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