An Officer and a Gentleman! Cambs Fire and Rescue Service video captures moment firefighter Sonya is proposed to by her boyfriend

Cambridgeshire firefighter Sonya Hawes received the shock of her life when she was proposed to by boyfriend, Jake Bourne, who popped the question in full uniform.

Cambridgeshire firefighter Sonya Hawes received the shock of her life when she was proposed to by boyfriend, Jake Bourne, who popped the question in full uniform.

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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?’

Sonya Hawes was paid a surprise visit by boyfriend Jake Bourne at the Cambs Fire and Rescue HQ in Huntingdon last week.Sonya Hawes was paid a surprise visit by boyfriend Jake Bourne at the Cambs Fire and Rescue HQ in Huntingdon last week.

“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.

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