On the 7th of July 2015, a memorial service was held at St. Paul's Cathedral, London in remembrance of the victims, rescuers, rescued and all their families who were killed, hurt, injured or suffered as a result of the bombings carried out on 7th July 2005.
In attendance were members of the Royal Family (Prince Andrew and guests), the current UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, the ex UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair, and the previous and current Mayors of London; Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson, respectively (among other high profile people and VIPs).
Clearly this was a high risk event and required first class security risk management at all levels to ensure the safety of the congregation and various high profile attendees.
In a rare occurrence, a relatively large proportion of the security prevalence was televised live on several networks including the BBC and Sky - and for those interested in security/close protection of VIPs, we got an unusual glimpse into the operations of the team who provide armed bodyguard services to the UK Prime Minister and the Royal Family.
This article shows, using screenshots of live BBC TV recordings, how some of the close protection unit operations manifested and were conducted.