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.


Robert Attends Team Tempest Parliamentary Briefing

Robert has attended a briefing session with representatives from Team Tempest (comprising BAE Systems, Rolls-Royce, Leonardo and MBDA) to receive an update on the programme and the progress of the Combat Air Strategy.

Robert's 2018 Highlights in 60 Seconds

2018 was a very busy year indeed with much to celebrate both locally and nationally. Here are just some of my highlights from last year - in 60 seconds!

Robert Courts MP

Robert Praises the Contribution of RAF Reservists

Robert said: "Pleased to listen to an important statement from the Defence Secretary on the Modernising Defence Programme. This is a crucial plan to further strengthen UK Defence and maintain our position as world-leading Armed Forces.

Robert Speaks in RAF 100 Debate

Robert spoke in the House of Commons debate to mark the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Air Force, championing the importance of RAF Brize Norton and paying tribute to all those who have served and continue to serve in the RAF.

Robert Shows his Support for Care After Combat

Robert said: "It was great to see Care After Combat in Parliament today and to catch up with their amazing work supporting veterans with alcohol & substance misuse problems - and reducing the numbers of re-offending veterans in the criminal justice system."

Robert completes the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme

Robert said, "Representing the largest airbase in the UK, home to a quarter of our air force, I decided to take part in the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme, focusing on the RAF.  RAF Brize Norton plays such an important role not just in the daily lives of many residents, but also as a key part