This commemorative cover was produced in order to record the formal start of a large modernisation project for the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
Its emblem is shown above an image of a plan of the Hospital. A silhouette of a Chelsea pensioner is used as a background on the cover.
Two 44ᵖ “HM The Queen-80th Birthday” stamps are cancelled by the BFPS 2915 Special Handstamp.
The cover is signed by the Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.