The Royal Hospital Chelsea, home to the famous Chelsea Pensioners , has a new chief executive.
Gary Lashko took over the position on February 1 at the hospital, which was founded by King Charles II in 1692.
“I am honoured to have been selected as the new chief executive officer of the Royal Hospital ” Mr Lashko said: “As one of Britain’s most treasured institutions and an example model of care for the elderly.
"I am committed to preserving and contributing to the historic home of the Chelsea Pensioners.
“I am looking forward to working with all at the Royal Hospital and hope to continue and drive forward its strategies for the future.”
The hospital one of the oldest retirement homes in the world, with some 300 army veterans calling it home, including those who have served in World War II, Korea, Cyprus, Northern Ireland and the Falkland Islands.