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

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.

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.