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DST Resources

In addition to classrooms, lecture theatres and demonstration areas, the Defence School of Transport (DST) has 16km of road training circuits which include roundabouts, junctions, manoeuvring area and a purpose-built hill, allowing trainees to develop basic road sense and driving skills prior to going onto local roads.

There's a 26km cross-country training circuit on site, consisting of 40 man-made obstacles, including two water crossings, a wading lake, 9km of defined cross-country tracks, and five combat woods used for training in concealment and camouflage.

There is also a railhead distribution point. The 1:8 hill on our training area allows students to practice and be tested on the hill manoeuvre.

To increase the utility of our driver training circuit and increase time students spend on the area, the circuit has been enhanced to provide hazards and manoeuvres encountered during the driving test. These enhancements reduce time spent on local roads and reduce levels of congestion.

With approximately 50 acres of tree plantations, planted from 1997 onwards and giving the biggest tree plantation in the East Riding of Yorkshire, the DST works closely with the Environment Agency which has a holding lake for fish stock on site. DST also has a large specimen area of wildlife and flora. There is a large and active conservation group at DST.

We currently spend over £55m a year on pay, local goods, services and contracts such as catering and building maintenance.

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