37 (FI) Engineer Regt

Rob WoodGordon, 37 was set up around the end of 82 beginning of 83 it was the HQ with staff from STRE, Specialist units etc, and then the roulement squadrons went through as the workforce as far as I recall, first location was the ionospheric station on Davis Street
Mark ShattockI was there with 48 Fd Sqn (Const) attached to 51 Fd sqn. Shortly afterthe Regt's disbandment and all RE units, for the duration of their tour were known as Falkland Islands Field Squadron
Jean ArmstrongMy husband Derek Armstrong was the RSM for 6 months when the Regt was set up
Jon Mitchell REIn '86 the CRE had a signal framed on his wall from the MOD saying it could be disbanded as it never really existed as it did not appear on the Order of Battle (or Order of March). Can't remember when the signal was dated or when it (disbanded) although I do remember in '83 HQ 37 Engr Regt was filled with a very ugly bunch of reprobates...
Martin K Hardy37 regt was a moth balled regt that would be put in place in times of war or conflict, when there wasn't enough regts to cover,thats what I was told at the time. 37 Regt had 7 sqns this made it the largest Regt in the corps
Neil RussellGordon, 37 ER was set up purely to manage the reconstruction after the conflict in 82. Although I never served with 37, I did do 5 tours with FI Fd Sqn after 37 was disbanded. My old SSM Bob Raine (5 Sqn) was RSM of 37 around 84, so it definitely existed! Hope that helps mate


I was there from cNov 1982 to cApr 1983, so far as i remember this regiment was reformed specifically to manage the rotating engineering squadrons arriving for 6 month tours to rebuild the infrastructure

I was posted here Nov 82 to Apr 83 working in the Ops room. The RHQ was based on top of a bunker at Boxer Bridge. Tiny Bot was the RSM. We lived on a Costel which was pretty comfy compared to an Iso container.