14 Wing Greenwood

Nestled in the heart of Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley rests 14 Wing Greenwood, the largest air base on the East Coast. Aurora crews conduct sovereignty and surveillance missions over the Atlantic Ocean routinely, while search and rescue capabilities are maintained 365 days of the year.

In 1942, CFB Greenwood was established as Royal Air Force Station as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). The BCATP was a plan to expand all Commonwealth air forces. In keeping with this objective, Greenwood was used as a training base during WWII, and before the end of the war, produced operational forces.

Today, 14 Wing is home to three operational Squadrons. CP-140 Aurora Long Range patrol Aircraft are flown by 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron. 404 Long Range Patrol & Training Squadron, which operates both the Aurora flight deck and tactical simulators, also uses the long range patrol Aurora for operational and training purposes. 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron is responsible for search and rescue throughout Atlantic Canada and eastern parts of Quebec. The Squadron members carry out their missions with both CC-130 Hercules Aircraft and CH-149 Cormorant Helicopters. In addition to its diversified operations, 14 Wing Greenwood is home to 14 Air Maintenance Squadron, responsible to maintain the entire CP-140 Aurora fleet operated here in Greenwood. The Wing has a large recreational facility (including a pool and an arena) and is home to hundreds of Air cadets every summer.

14 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base Greenwood.

Read about the history of 14 Wing Greenwood.



Command Team

Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Luc G. Emond, MSM, CD

Squadron news

Leading Aircraftman Stan Rivers (on the wing) and Leading Aircraftman Ken Allenby of 402 “Bear” Squadron, paint D-Day markings on an Allied aircraft.

Operation Overlord: D-Day Remembered

Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons had already been involved for several months in bombing key enemy targets in the invasion area. Now, RCAF squadrons were among 171 Allied squadrons that attacked on D-Day—June 6, 1944.
June 6, 2018

Two men in green flying uniforms hold a certificate in a folder between them.

RCAF trainees encouraged to make the most of their time between courses

Waiting periods between various phases of RCAF training is inevitable—but trainees are encouraged to make the most of those gaps for both personal and professional development.
June 4, 2018

A man, woman and child look at items laid out on a table covered in a tartan tablecloth

Lost Canadian Banshee pilot remembered in Ottawa

More than 60 years ago, Lieutenant Barry Troy disappeared when his Banshee fighter jet crashed off the coast of Florida. On April 27, 2018, members of the Troy family gathered with personnel from the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy to pay tribute to his memory.
June 1, 2018

Three men in uniform sit at a tartan-covered table with documents in front of them.

434 Squadron reborn to lead RCAF’s operational testing and evaluation

434 “Bluenose” Squadron was reborn on May 31, 2018, at 8 Wing Trenton, Ontario. It will bring all the RCAF’s testing and evaluation flights, located across the country, under its command.
May 31, 2018

A fighter jet flies near a large sailing ship.

From Tholthorpe to Trenton: the history of 434 “Bluenose” Squadron

434 “Bluenose” Squadron is back in business as a test and evaluation squadron. This article traces the history of the squadron from its wartime origins.
May 30, 2018

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Contact Information

14 Wing Public Affairs Officer
14 Wing CFB Greenwood
PO Box 5000, Stn Main
Greenwood, Nova Scotia B0P 1N0

Base Operator: (902) 765-1494
Base Information Line: (902) 765-1494 press 9

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: (902) 765-1494 Ext 5051
Fax: (902) 765-1757
Email: W14PublicAffairs@forces.gc.ca