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 have quickly established myself as a leading voice on defence and RAF matters in Parliament. I have also been a leading member of the campaign to protect our veterans from the spectacle of historic allegations - achieving the first stage of a protection against prosecution for our veterans.

I am working hard in Parliament to speak up on behalf of our armed forces and helping to ensure that West Oxfordshire remains a key military hub long into the future.

News

Office for Veterans' Affairs Begins to Take Shape

In his first week in office, the Prime Minister established an Office for Veterans’ Affairs at the heart of government.

This creation was part of a government commitment to ensure world-class provision of life-long veterans’ care services in this country.

Robert Welcomes Italy Joining Team Tempest

Italy will join the British-led Team Tempest programme building an advanced fighter jet, boosting the project's chances of getting the aircraft off the ground.

Robert Joins Veterans Breakfast at the White Hart in Minster Lovell

Robert said: "Thanks to all the veterans at the regular monthly breakfast club for the invitation to join them at The White Hart, Minster Lovell - a hugely enjoyable morning learning about the breakfast club idea, with a brilliant bunch of guys from the RAF, Army & Navy - great banter and tha

Robert Pays Tribute to Oxfordshire Regiment at PMQs on 75th Anniversary of D-Day

During Prime Minister’s Questions this afternoon, Robert asked the Deputy Prime Minister, David Lidington – who was standing in for Theresa May and represents Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire – to join him in paying tribute to the “ordinary - yet extraordinary - men and women” who participated in D-D