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 Courts help collect for Combat Stress

Robert said, "It was good to see my friends & colleagues from Oxfordshire Combat Stress in Witney recently, and to join them in spreading the word on the work this outstanding mental health charity does, locally & nationally."

Robert leads debate on Defence Aerospace Industrial Strategy

Robert said, "It is a pleasure to follow so many Members who have spoken with such passion and knowledge on this topic, about which all of us on both sides of the House are dedicated. I thank the Backbench Business Committee for granting the debate, and the hon.

Robert takes part in Poppy appeal in Parliament

Robert took part in the IPT Poppy Ride this morning, supporting the Poppy Legion's poppy appeal in aid of our armed forces veterans - the challenge was to cycle as far as possible in a certain time - a great way to fundraise and work up a sweat!

Robert Courts visits Thales in Brize Norton

Robert visited Thales, based at RAF Brize Norton. Thales provides the UK and the rest of the world with leading Aerospace, Space, Defence, Security and Transportation services and solutions - and employs many people here in West Oxfordshire. A really interesting visit!

Robert joins Aston to celebrate at the village fete

Robert was delighted to attend the fete and meet with the fete organiser - and hopes to attend next year!

He also met with the air cadets and tried out the simulator; it is so important to make the RAF accessible, especially in West Oxfordshire whit has such a strong presence.