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 visits Enstone Flying Club

On his constituency day, Robert Courts visited Enstone Flying Club, meeting with members and discussing all things aviation.  Robert has been on many constituency visits to RAF Brize Norton to see their extremely large military aircraft, so he enjoyed the opportunity to try out a slightly more li

Combat Air Strategy question in Parliament

Robert has been campaigning for a coordinated strategy for defence procurement, and so strongly welcomes the Government's announcement that it will be creating one.

Robert welcomes £260m deal that will keep jobs at RAF Brize Norton

Robert was very pleased at today's announcement by Minister for Defence Procurement, Guto Bebb, that a £260m deal has been signed with the US, keeping C-17s in the air for the next decade and securing jobs at RAF Brize Norton and with the 99 Squadron.

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!