Supporting our Armed Forces

The armed forces are a key part of the identity of West Oxfordshire.  RAF Brize Norton is the largest military air base in Europe and home to a third of the Royal Air Force, and those who live and work at the base contribute strongly to our community.

As the Vice Chair (RAF) for the Armed Forces APPG, and with a personal interest in the RAF, I am working hard in Parliament to speak up on behalf of our armed forces and helping to ensure that West Oxfordshire remains a military hub for years to come.

News

Robert Pays Tribute to NATO on its 70th Anniversary

Robert said: "As we approach the 70th Anniversary of NATO, I was pleased to ask the Foreign Secretary what he is doing to strengthen this vital alliance which has done so much to preserve peace and stability for so long.

Robert Welcomes No. II Squadron to RAF Brize Norton

On a recent visit to RAF Brize Norton, Robert welcomed No. II Squadron RAF Regiment to their new home. The specialist parachute trained Squadron moved from RAF Honington to Brize Norton on a permanent basis late last year.

Robert Keeps Pressure on REEMA Redevelopment

During the Ministerial Statement on ‘A Better Defence Estate’ this week, Robert once again pressed the Minister on progressing the REEMA sites in Carterton.

Robert Shows his Support for the British Legion

Robert has supported the Royal British Legion at an event in Parliament this week.  The event gave MPs the chance to be briefed on work being carried out by the Legion in their constituencies.

The Prime Minister Joins Robert in Paying Tribute to the RAF's Tornado Jet

During Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday (13.02.19) Witney MP, Robert Courts, asked the Prime Minister to join him in paying tribute to the RAF’s Tornado jet, which is due to retire from service next month, as well as the crews who have worked with it over the years.