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34 Field Squadron 1982-1986: Moved from Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire to the Falkland islands in late 1982 as part of 37(Falkland Islands) Engineer Regiment. Main Squadron task was the construction of the radar station on Mount Kent known as Project Zues under construction and Puffin Radar when complete and occupied by the RAF. The Squadron returned to the UK in mid 1983 on the SS Uganda. After leave the squadron deployed to the Federal Republic of Germany as part of 19 Infantry Brigade at Colchester. On return to the UK from Germany the squadron assumed the role of combat engineer support to the brigade working independently from the other three squadrons in 39 Engineer Regiment who were employed in the Airfield Damage Repair (ADR) role. In 1984 the squadron deployed to Germany again on Exercise Lionheart. 1985 saw the squadron return to the Falkland Islands as the Falkland Islands Field Squadron taking over from 9 Squadron and living on the Coastel by the Canache. They also have the priviledge of being the last troops to move to the South Atlantic by sea as Mount Pleasant Airport opened on their arrival. Early 1986 saw the squadron deployed to Cyprus.