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 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

Robert raises international defence working in Parliament

Robert said, "I briefly worked in New Zealand, so I am very conscious of the ties between our two countries. Although NATO is the cornerstone of our defence, will the Secretary of State comment on the importance of the wider military alliance?"

Robert praises the RAF100 fly-past in Parliament

Robert said, "In this centenary year of the RAF, will my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State join me in celebrating its extraordinary achievements and encourage as many people as possible to see the exhibition at Horse Guards and the fly-past tomorrow?"