31 Armoured Engineer Squadron was formed in 1969 and the 3 independent squadrons were dispersed under command of each Division. In 1978 defence cuts forced the disbandment of 2 and 31 Squadrons but 26 Squadron yet again survived. It became the only ‘Corps’ Armoured Engineer Squadron but still had all the equipment of the previous 3 Squadrons. This was unmanageable so 31 Armoured Engineer Squadron was reformed in 1980 allowing 32 Armoured Engineer Regiment to exist once again. 77 Armoured Engineer Squadron was raised in 1983; it had been 77 Assault Engineer Squadron in World War 2.