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DST Leconfield

Defence School of Transport
Tri-Service Training School overview
Formed 1977

Normandy Barracks
East Riding of Yorkshire

HU17 7LX

The Defence School of Transport (DST) is situated in Leconfield near Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England on a former RAF airfield called RAF Station Leconfield (RAF Leconfield). The site is now called Normandy Barracks.


The site was handed over to the Army in the mid 1970s and the Army School of Mechanical Transport (ASMT) was established in 1977. In 1996 the school became the Defence School of Transport when it became responsible for training the RAF and Navy as well as the Army. In 2010 DST Leconfield was awarded the Freedom of the East Riding by the East Riding of Yorkshire council.


DST Leconfield is one of the six Schools that make up the Defence College of Logistics, Policing and Administration (DCLPA). The others are:

  • The Defence EOD Munitions and Search School (DEMSS)
  • The Defence School of Personnel Administration (DSPA)
  • The Defence Food Services School (DFSS)
  • The Defence Logistics School (DLS)
  • The Defence Maritime Logistics School (DMLS)

Current Role

DST Leconfield is said to be the second largest residential driving school in the World it has approximately 16 km of road circuits plus 26 km of off road cross country circuits, including hills (and the famous to its locals "million pound hill"), a forest and lakes. DST Leconfield has an annual through put of over 16,000 students and can train up to 1,400 students at any one time. DST has 10 satellite sites 9 in the south of England and 1 in the north at Catterick providing car licence acquisition by contract. DST issues over 10,000 driving licences each year.

Training ranges from licence acquisition for all types of vehicles from Defence Attaches, and overseas customers.

DST has a fleet of over 1,300 vehicles that cover over 5.5 million miles each year.

Two RAF Sea King Search and Rescue helicopters of "E" Flight, 202 Squadron are also located at DST Leconfield.

The Defence School of Transport is also the home of a Met Office weather station.

External links

British Army official website

  • Defence School of Transport


  • Hull Daily Mail

Video Links

  • DST on YouTube
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