Surprise proposal on the podium

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AS IF winning a bronze medal at the Combined Services Winter Championships wasn’t enough, one Army snowboarder from Wattisham also had a shock proposal to take in.

Sgt Sarah Marriott was on the podium in Meribel, France last Tuesday when partner of five years, Staff Sgt John Craig got down on one knee.

The couple, who share a home in North Devon, are both based with 3 Regiment Army Air Corps in Wattisham and met at the championships in 2007.

Speaking to BFBS’s Force News, Sgt Marriott said she was not expecting it. “It was a really big shock,” she said.

Staff Sgt Craig said that this was the way he had wanted to pop the question for a long time, and that he knew she would make it to the podium.