Defence School of Transport

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Defence School of Transport
Normandy Barracks
Near Leconfield, East Riding of Yorkshire in England
DST Leconfield - Mastiff.jpg
Mastiff protective patrol vehicle outside the DST's Headquarters
Defence School of Transport is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Defence School of Transport
Defence School of Transport
Shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates 53°52′46″N 000°26′00″W / 53.87944°N 0.43333°W / 53.87944; -0.43333Coordinates: 53°52′46″N 000°26′00″W / 53.87944°N 0.43333°W / 53.87944; -0.43333
Type Tri-Service Training School
Site information
Owner Ministry of Defence
Operator Defence School of Transport
Site history
Built 1977 (1977)
In use 1977–Present
Airfield information
Elevation 7 metres (23 ft) AMSL
Number Length and surface
01  Asphalt

The Defence School of Transport (DST) is situated in Leconfield near Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England on the former RAF Leconfield site, now known as Normandy Barracks.


RAF Leconfield was closed and the site was handed over to the Army for use as the Army School of Mechanical Transport in 1977.[1] In 1996 the school became the Defence School of Transport when it became responsible for training the RAF, the Royal Navy and the British Army.[2] In 2010 the school was awarded the Freedom of the East Riding by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.[3]


The school provides 150 different courses on transport matters for nearly 20,000 trainees a year.[4] Training is provided in various forms of transport equipment up to and including the 60 ton Kalmar RT240 rough terrain container handler.[5] The Driver Training Wing provides training leading to licences for all large goods vehicles and the Advanced Training Wing provides training for logistics officers, driving examiners and instructors.[2]


  1. ^ "Leconfield". Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Defence School of Transport". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  3. ^ "Leconfield's transport school honoured with Freedom of the East Riding". Hull Daily Mail. 30 June 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "Major renovation plans for Leconfield Defence School of Transport are unveiled". Hull Daily Mail. 12 September 2012. Retrieved 11 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Kalmar RT240 Rough terrain container handler". Military Today. Retrieved 11 January 2015.