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WATCH: British soldier proposes to partner at Pride in London

Corporal Damian Dagg proposed to army trumpeter Joshua Thorne after the two met at the same festival last year

WATCH: British soldier proposes to partner at Pride in London
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Cpl Damian Dagg goes down on one knee to propose to boyfriend Joshua Thorne

It appears that the annual Pride in London festival is becoming the place to pop the question.

Last year, two separate police officers asked their respective partners to marry them.

This year’s parade, which took place on Saturday, featured another police proposal and a hunky rugby player throwing a surprise for his partner.

Also celebrating on Saturday were army medic Corporal Damian Dagg and Joshua Thorne, who plays in the Army Medical Services Band.

The two men met at the same event last year. Dagg thought it fitting that Pride should be the setting for his proposal.

This year’s Pride parade featured marching representatives of all the armed forces, as well as the Queen’s Guard. It was during a photo call with all the armed forces that Dagg walked out and beckoned his boyfriend over.

He then got down on one knee and whipped out a ring. A stunned Thorne managed to stay composed enough to say ‘yes’ to the proposal.

Army welcomes gay personnel

The ban on gay military personnel was lifted in the UK in 2000. Since that time the armed forces have worked hard to welcome LGBT service men and women.

The British Army raised the rainbow flag at dozens of its bases around the world to mark Pride season. It even created a special rainbow camouflage make-up stick to give out to Pride-goers in London on Saturday.


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