The Met’s rarely seen specialist anti-terror unit were seen on the streets of London on Thursday guarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. 

The Counter Terrorism Specialist Firearms Officers – dubbed C-men – were unveiled in 2016 as part of Britain’s strategy to combat terror after a wave of attacks in Europe. 

The new officers are masked in order to protect their identity from attackers, and usually heavily armed with with pistols and semi-automatic SIG Carbine rifles – although the ones seen today did not have any visible weaponry. 

They stood guard as Boris Johnson met with Mr Netanyahu in Number 10 to discuss Iran’s attempts to acquire a nuclear weapon. 

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