A Huntingdon firefighter was given the shock of her life after being proposed to in the style of her favourite film.

Jake Bourne, a member of the Parachute Regiment, turned up at Huntingdon fire station in full uniform to propose in to his partner, Sonya Hawes, in a style made famous in the film An Officer and a Gentleman.

“There were 20 new recruits in the yard and a watch being trained, and the whole station has 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?,” said Ms Hawes.

“Then I looked out the window and saw Jake coming up the stairs in his uniform.”

After joking a couple of weeks earlier that she’d love to be proposed in the guise of the 1982 film, Mr Bourne knew that his would be the ideal proposal.

Ms Hawes added: “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.”

Mr Bourne will now leave the country for six months, on deployment with the military, but Ms Hawes says they plan to get married later this year.