Military presence in Oxfordshire

Locations of the military bases in Oxfordshire and details of the Military Champions.

Oxfordshire has a large military presence with more than 8,500 military personnel (October 2015) and almost 5,000 family members living and working in the county. Two-thirds of these are members of the RAF. They are stationed at:
  1. Bicester Garrison
  2. RAF Brize Norton
  3. Abingdon Station
  4. Shrivenham Station
  5. Vauxhall Barracks
  6. RAF Benson

Map of armed forces locations (jpg format, 88Kb)

We are committed to supporting our military forces communities across the county; this is underwritten by our Armed Forces Covenant and our regular Civil Military Partnership meetings.

Military Champions

We also support the Oxfordshire military bases by providing a Military Champion for each. These are:

  • Overall military champion - Cllr Ian Hudspeth
  • Bicester Garrison – Cllr Dan Sames
  • RAF Brize Norton – Cllr Pete Handley
  • RAF Benson – Cllr Lynda Atkins
  • Abingdon Station – Cllr Richard Webber
  • Vauxhall Barracks – Cllr Dr Simon Clarke
  • Shrivenham Defence Academy – Cllr Yvonne Constance