If there was a league table for novel ways of popping the question to a loved one, then Petty Officer Mark Titman’s proposal to a Ms Laura Campbell must rank highly. For as his ship HMS Penzance returned to base in Clyde after being away in the Gulf for months, the Royal Navy sailor press ganged his crew mates to hold up a banner which read “Will you marry me?” while the 34 year old himself got down on one knee. “I thought this was the best way to do it – spell it out to her and give her a bit of a heads up,” he said. Meanwhile Miss Campbell, who was described as being “the perfect woman” by her fiancé, was waiting on the HM Naval Base with the couple’s baby daughter Ava. The 32 year old said the proposal was a “lovely surprise”. Now that’s what you call a decent proposal.