Conflict never stops. We won’t stop caring.

We’ve been providing loving, compassionate care for veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia since 1916.

Flo, WAAF (1941-1945)

Florence joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) at 19 becoming a headquarters driver, in a job that meant she could be on the aerodrome driving lorries one day and then ambulances the next.


She left the WAAF after the war but remains extremely proud of the part she played and the service she gave.

Lily, WRAF (1956-1960)

Lily joined the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF) in 1956 because she wanted to see the world.


She served as a telephonist until 1960, attaining the rank of Senior Aircraftwoman, and spent two years in active service in Singapore.


She loved her time in the military, particularly because of the people she met and the places she got to visit.

Jim, Royal Navy (1959 -1971)

Jim spent 12 years in the Royal Navy, where he principally helped rebuild Caribbean towns, villages and communities which were decimated by tropical storms.


Later in life, he then helped set up security and nursing systems at our iconic Richmond Home.


He recalls thinking it was such a great place and now, half a century later, he is very happy to be living with us.

Peter, RAF (1951-1973)

Peter joined the RAF at 18, and served all over the world.


He received the Air Force Cross for his work as a low-level reconnaissance pilot in active conflict in Aden during the Sixties, going into hostile territory to take photographs.


He quickly gained the nickname ‘Prussian Pete’ for his daredevil style of flying.

Brian, Army (1957-1993)

Brian joined the Army aged just 17 and served for 36 years with almost half of that time spent in Germany.


He saw some of his most difficult active service in Ireland during the Troubles.

After spending so long in the military, he’s enjoying living with other fellow veterans. He loves the connection and the common, shared experience they have.

Stephen, Army (2006-2009)

Stephen enlisted into the Army in 2006, to build a career and push himself.


At just 19 he was wounded by a mortar bomb blast while serving in Basra. He sustained brain injuries which left him severely disabled.


Following rehabilitation, Stephen requested discharge from the Army and in 2017, he moved in with us to receive the round-the-clock care that he both needs and deserves.

Why we need your support

Since we were founded in 1916 to care for the severely injured young men returning from the battlegrounds of WW1, Royal Star & Garter has been there for veterans. Unfortunately, the fighting didn’t stop at two World Wars.


Today we provide person-centred care, enabling veterans and their partners to remain independent and enjoy life. Our award-winning nursing, alongside an innovative wellness programme, means that we can tailor our support to meet individual resident’s needs.


Please support us however you can.