When Private Brooks asked his commanding officer for permission to speak, no-one was expecting fireworks.
But that is what visitors to MK Museum got as Ed Brooks popped the question to his girlfriend Laura Crook.
Ed, who was part of the Dad’s Army battalion for a 1940s event, knew Laura was the one for him when she offered to go halves on a Vickers gun he wanted.
The occasion was made even more special for the Buckingham couple because Laura was wearing the coat Ed’s grandma wore after her wedding 70 years ago.
Laura said it was a ‘complete surprise’ but didn’t think twice about saying yes.