Defence School of Transport was formed in 1996 as the “Centre of Excellence” for driver training for personnel from the Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Marines. DST provides transport management and operation training. The size of operation makes the DST probably the largest residential driver training school in the world. In addition to core training of military personnel, DST provides specialist training to the Police and Fire Service.
Leconfield was first used as a RAF Station and during the first three years of World War 2 it was primarily a fighter station but from 1942 it developed as a major bomber command base. RAF use continued until 1976. The RAF connection remains with the presence of E Flight, 202 Squadron RAF whose distinctive yellow Sea King helicopters provide a search and rescue service from Teeside to Gloucester and west to the Lake District.
DST Normandy Barracks is located within the village of Leconfield. The market town of Beverley is 2 miles away and has many attractions on offer ranging from music festivals to ghost walks, Georgian terraces to historic pubs, medieval churches to bustling markets and there are many independent shops.
Normandy Barracks has a first class gymnasium and recreational complex including cardio vascular and weights room, two large sports halls, squash and tennis courts and a sauna. These facilities are open to all. There is a crèche and parent and toddler group, guides, brownies and other community activities held within the Community Centre. Additional facilities include a ten pin bowling alley (snack bar), unisex hairdresser and Spar shop.
The information on this site has been compiled from various sources accessible on the internet: acknowledgements are due to The British Army Website, the HIVE website, and Wikipedia. The site is intended to be an impartial and useful source of information about the Forces Base and surrounding area for members of HM Armed Forces, their families and civilians working on the Base. There should be nothing of a sensitive nature as everything here is readily available on the internet. If you spot anything that is out of date or just plain wrong, please contact us.