Armed forces in Oxfordshire

Union flagThe armed forces in Oxfordshire are changing.

The county's large military presence has changed with RAF Brize Norton becoming the UK's single air movement base. The Army's rebasing plans will have few implications for Oxfordshire, however there will be some changes in regiments.

Oxfordshire's close relationship with the military is cemented in the Community Covenant: a statement of mutual support between the civilian community and our local armed forces, and the first military/civilian partnership of its type in the country.


Repatriations of fallen service personnel now come through RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

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Military presence

Locations of military bases in Oxfordshire and details of the expansion of RAF Brize Norton.

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Armed Forces Day 2014

A chance to show our support for the whole of the Armed Forces Community

Community Covenant

Working together with the military to support the armed forces community.

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Community Covenant Grants

Funding for civilian-military projects.

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News and events

Welcome to the new section dedicated to events celebrating the armed forces around the county.

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Our work with the armed forces

How the Civilian Military Partnership has improved joint working in key areas.

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Reservists work alongside their regular counterparts to deliver military capability

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The term ‘veteran’ is anyone who has served in uniform for even one day of basic training.

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