1 Wing Kingston

1 Wing Kingston is located at Canadian Forces Base Kingston. It is the home of Canada’s tactical aviation capability. Equipped with a mixed fleet of CH-146 Griffon and CH-147F Chinook helicopters, 1 Wing provides integrated tactical aviation airpower effects for the Canadian Army, the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as part of Canada’s national and international objectives. Our personnel are highly trained, dedicated professionals who maintain a culture of uncompromising standards, safety and operational fitness to deliver combat-effective airpower. 1 Wing consists of a Formation Headquarters and seven Total Force (employing both Regular and Reserve force personnel) RCAF squadrons distributed across Canada.

History

The oldest Wing in Canadian military aviation, No. 1 Canadian Wing Royal Air Force was formed in 1919 and disbanded in 1920. Over the following decades, 1 Wing was re-instated and moved several times: Winnipeg, 1925; Montreal, 1950, in the RCAF Reserve Group as part of Air Defence Command with operational responsibility for the defence of North America; England, 1951, in support of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); Marville, France, 1955; and Lahr, Germany, in 1967.

Read more about the history of 1 Wing Kingston.

Squadrons

Equipment

Wing badge

Peaceful yet armed

Command team

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Colonel CA (Chris) McKenna, OMM, MSC, MSM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Lori White, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Lori White, CD

Wing news

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary
February 1, 2020

People in full regalia parade on grass.

RCAF Tartan: How it all began

In 1942, the RCAF tartan and the first RCAF Pipe Band came into being side by side under the guidance of Group Captain Elmer G. Fullerton at No. 9 Service Flying Training School at Summerside, Prince Edward Island.
April 6, 2021

A single image of portions of three air force badges, all portraying an eagle at their centre.

RCAF celebrates 97 years of service

The Royal Canadian Air Force was officially born on April 1, 1924. However, its roots go back to 1917, and the establishment of the Royal Flying Corps Canada in southern Ontario.
April 1, 2021

A photo of a man wearing a blue military uniform with medals. Behind him is a Canadian flag.

Drive, service a way to give back

Chief Warrant Officer Keith Mitchell could add two more years to his exceptional, 40-plus year military service, culminating in his award of the Cross of Valour, but he’s calling it a career on March 31, 2021.
March 31, 2021

A photo montage of six people wearing military, civilian and sporting clothes. In the middle of the montage is a military crest around which are the words “SOLDIER ON” and “SANS LIMITES”.

Together, apart: connection through physical challenge

The 4x4x48 Challenge, during which participants walk or run four miles every four hours for 48 hours, allowed a team of six military members to come together virtually and support Soldier On.
March 30, 2021

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Contact Information

1 Wing Headquarters
Sergeant KS Smith CD Building
Canadian Forces Base Kingston
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Kingston ON  K7K 7B4

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: 613-541-5010 Ext 8251

Fax: 613-540-8222
Email: 1wingpublicaffairs@forces.gc.ca