Hampshire Officers Proud To Serve At King’s Coronation

A RECORD number of police officers, including those from Hampshire Constabulary, stood alongside military personnel to protect the public and dignitaries at the coronation of King Charles III.

Operation Golden Orb was one of the most significant police operations ever, with more than 29,000 police officer deployments in the lead-up to the Coronation Day, continuing over the bank holiday weekend.

It included officers lining the processional route, managing crowds and road closures, protecting high-profile individuals, and carrying out searches with specialist teams. A select group of highly trained police officers offered protection to the Royal Family, as the coronation crown itself is worth £2.5 million, making it a valuable target.

Among the Hampshire Police officers in attendance was one of the nominees for the National Police Bravery Awards, PC Robert Davies.

Hampshire Police Federation Chair Zoë Wakefield said: “We sent some officers up to the King’s coronation, including PC Rob Davies. He had an amazing day and he said it was absolutely brilliant. Unfortunately, they all got absolutely drenched! But they were very proud to have gone up there and play their part.”

Scroll to top