An Officer and a Gentleman! Cambs Fire and Rescue Service video captures moment firefighter Sonya is proposed to by her boyfriend
A Cambridgeshire firefighter got the shock of her life when her soldier boyfriend turned up at Huntingdon Fire Station - in full uniform - and proposed.
The Fire and Rescue Service captured the moment Sonya Hawes was paid a surprise visit by boyfriend Jake Bourne, who popped the question in true ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ style.
The emotional video shows Sonya burst into tears as Jake, who is based in Colchester, arrives and gets down on one knee – accompanied by her favourite song from the film ‘Up Where We Belong’ being played on the station’s tannoy system.
Sonya said: “There were 20 new recruits in the yard, and a watch being trained, and the whole station has got the song from ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’ playing over the tannoy and I remember asking, ‘Why are they playing this, it’s not even a Christmas song?’
“Then I looked out the window and saw Jake coming up the stairs in his uniform. I’d completely forgotten about my joke about An Officer and a Gentleman proposal so it was completely out of the blue, but it was awesome.
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service posted on their Facebook page: “Who said romance was dead?”
The couple plan to get married later this year.