HMS Middleton and HMS Bangor returned home today and romance was certainly in the air.
Hundreds of loved ones gathered to meet the crew of HMS Middleton as the ship made her way into Portsmouth.
The ship has been at sea in the Gulf since January.
One sailor had a very important mission of his own, one that he and the crew had spent 8 months in the planning.
A very special proposal!
Deputy Weapons Engineer Andrew Clark asked his girlfriend to marry him and she said yes!
Andrew admitted that he had a couple of whiskeys for dutch courage before asking the question:
"It was fantastic, I was so nervous coming across that gangway".
And if that isn't enough there was also a lovesick sailor on board HMS Bangor.
The Royal Navy mine hunter has been patrolling the Gulf for the past three years
Able Seaman Joshua Bertman, the first member of the crew who stepped ashore, also popped the question to his girlfriend Hazel:
"I've been nervous the last few days but I plucked up the courage and I've done it".
Thank goodness Hazel said yes!