This colourful postcard shows the Founder's Day Parade on 29 May 1911. The Founder's Day Parade is held on the 29th May, the birthday of King Charles II, the founder of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea. The statue of King Charles II is covered with oak leaves to commemorate the fact that King Charles hid in an oak at Boscobel, after the Battle of Worcester.
The Royal Hospital in Chelsea is a hostel or guest house for worthy veterans of the Army, who are prevented by old age, or disabilities contracted in the field, from earning a livelihood. Designed and built under the supervision of Wren.
The card is a Tuck's Postcard and it was posted on 31 July 1936. The stamp used shows King Charles II and has a value of one penny. 1d red was in use from January 1st 1912 - 1934. The card reads: 'many thanks for card. Hope my native air is doing you good. If it goes on raining much more we shall be living at Catersham-on-the-sea! C. seems quite happy as Lady of the House in your absence. Love from self& daughter. A. Robins'