RGP officers are helping London's Metropolitan Police in the run-up to the Queen's funeral

The Gibraltar officers have been sworn in to give them the same powers as the Met's but will wear their normal uniform until Monday, when they are likely to be in ceremonial dress as they line the route of the funeral cortège

DEBBIE BARTLETT Gibraltar

Six Gibraltar police officers are curently in London at the request of the UK's National Police Coordination Centre, to assist the Metropolitan Police in the period leading up to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

The officers have been sworn in to give them all the powers of the Metropolitan Police service, but will continue to wear their RGP uniforms until Monday, the day of the funeral, when they are expected to be in ceremonial dress as they line the route of the funeral cortège.

The Commissioner of Police, Richard Ullger, said that, whilst this was a very sad time for the Royal Gibraltar Police, as it is indeed for the people of Gibraltar, it is equally a very proud moment for the force to be a part of these very special events.

He also noted that two of the six officers had deployed to London shortly after finishing the Proclamation Parade in Gibraltar.

"The officers who have already been deployed have all expressed their immense pride to serve the Queen one last time and I am grateful for the professionalism and dedication they have shown," he said.