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

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

Robert Calls for Action to Support Northern Ireland Veterans

Robert said: "I was pleased to speak in a powerful debate on protection for Northern Ireland veterans. Following on from positive steps forward last week, we now need to see the political courage and will necessary to protect those who served in the UK as well as abroad.