Army Personnel Hone Driving Skills On Yorkshire Exercise

Army Personnel Hone Driving Skills On Yorkshire Exercise
June 10, 2021

Soldiers and civilian enthusiasts from across the country converged on the East Riding of Yorkshire last weekend to take part in Exercise ROADMASTER.

The challenge, hosted by Leconfield’s Defence School of Transport (DST), saw 13 sports utility vehicles (SUVs) and five motorbikes compete in a variety of races over the course of a day.

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‘Thank You To Our Armed Forces’ Sign Installed At Leconfield Roundabout

'Thank You To Our Armed Forces' Sign Installed At Leconfield Roundabout
February 3, 2021

A sign thanking our Armed Forces in the East Riding for their work during the Covid-19 outbreak has been installed by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The metal sign, featuring the words ‘THANK YOU TO OUR ARMED FORCES’ is designed to be an uplifting message of appreciation to the armed forces which will be visible coming from their base in Leconfield as they help with the Covid-19 outbreak, whilst also continuing to train personnel to serve and protect the country.

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It’s All Change At The Defence School Of Transport

It’s All Change At The Defence School Of Transport
September 19, 2020

On a recent visit to the Defence School of Transport, the Director of Land Warfare, Major General James Illingworth OBE, surprised a member of staff with a prestigious Director Land Warfare Coin.  

Sgt Gary Pryor, a specialist instructor at Normandy Barracks, Leconfield, was conducting a mock driving test with a student when he found himself at the scene of an accident involving a car and a motorcycle.  

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Catch A Glimpse Of Iconic Aircraft This Week In Beverley

Catch A Glimpse Of Iconic Aircraft This Week In Beverley
September 8, 2020

Residents will have a chance to catch a glimpse of an iconic WWII aircraft. On Thursday 10 September the Defence School of Transport will be commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Part of those events will see a Spitfire perform a flypast as part of the scaled-down commemoration. Military and civilian staff at the Defence School of Transport, Leconfield mark the occasion annually.

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Have You Got What It Takes To Teach Military Personnel How To Drive?

Have You Got What It Takes To Teach Military Personnel How To Drive?
July 23, 2020

Do you want to make a real difference to people’s lives, play a role in keeping this country safe whilst reaping the comprehensive benefits of a full career in the Civil Service? 

North of Beverley and lodged in the quiet village of Leconfield lies the Defence School of Transport – an internationally recognised centre of excellence for wheeled driver training.  

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Teens Get A Road Safety Boost With 2,500 Young Driver Lessons Delivered

Teens Get A Road Safety Boost With 2,500 Young Driver Lessons Delivered
February 6, 2020

A driver training school, where the pupils can be up to seven years away from being able to take their driving test, has given more than 2,500 lessons at its Beverley venue.

Young Driver, which is the UK’s largest pre-17 driver education programme, aims to create a safer next generation of motorists and has been running at the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield near Beverley since July 2018.

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Half Term Driving Lessons For 10 To 17-Year-Olds

Half Term Driving Lessons For 10 To 17-Year-Olds
January 28, 2020

Parents in East Yorkshire looking for activities to keep their teens and tweens entertained this February half term will be able to book their child on their very first driving lesson – from age 10!

Young Driver, the UK’s largest provider of pre-17 driving lessons, will be running driving lessons for 10 to 17-year-olds on Tuesday 11th February at the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield near Beverley.

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Former Combat Medic Drives Inspiration At The DST

Former Combat Medic Drives Inspiration At The DST
November 25, 2019

The Defence School of Transport had the honour and pleasure of meeting Simon Harmer.

Simon joined the Army in 1997 as and for 16 years experienced a full and varied career as a Combat Medical Technician, deploying on operations to Iraq, Afghanistan and Bosnia. 

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Drivers As Young As Ten Can Get Behind The Wheel This Half Term

Drivers As Young As Ten Can Get Behind The Wheel This Half Term
October 9, 2019

Keeping children entertained over the school holidays can be difficult – but families in East Yorkshire can let their children aged 10 and over have a go at driving a real car this half term holiday, thanks to a scheme which aims to create a safer next generation of drivers.

Young Driver, the UK’s largest provider of pre-17 driving tuition, will be running an event on Tuesday 29th October at the Defence School of Transport at Leconfield, offering those aged 10-17 the opportunity to learn how to drive.

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