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It is sweet and right to drive for your country

9 Apr

When I moved to Cottingham about ten years ago one the things that struck me was that there were an awful lot of trucks, just like this one, going back and forth. They weren’t all orange but they all seemed empty. What was going on? Well what was going on was that I had moved into the training area of the Defence School of Transport based at Normandy Barracks, Leconfield. This just happens to be “probably the largest residential driver training school in the world”! They take their young wannabe HGV drivers out on the local roads not to universal approbation it has to be said. Over the years you tend not to notice them as they pass by nor when they’re parked up down the road for the obligatory cigarette break.Can’t be sure on this but I’m guessing tobacco has killed more soldiers than enemy action.