17 Wing Winnipeg

17 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg. 17 Wing generates, delivers and sustains air missions in support of the RCAF mandate, and provides support to Lodger Units and the CAF. It provides ab initio aircrew training, specialized education and aircrew environmental skills training.

As a support base, 17 Wing provides administrative, operational, and logistical support to more than 113 units at 35 sites and 10 armouries across an extended geographical area. 17 Wing also supports NORAD fighter operations as a Deployed Operations Base for the CF-18 Hornets as required.17 Wing proudly supports both 1 and 2 Canadian Air Divisions as lodger units.

History

RCAF Station Winnipeg officially opened in April 1925 - one of the first Air Force Bases in Canada. During World War II, RCAF Station Winnipeg became a major part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The 402 “City of Winnipeg” Squadron has been based in Winnipeg since 1932. 1994 saw the arrival of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron, and in 1998 support of Detachment Dundurn in Saskatchewan was moved to 17 Wing. In 2017, 17 Wing was realigned under 2 Canadian Air Division.

Read more about the history of 17 Wing Winnipeg.

Squadrons

Schools

Equipment

Wing badge

Prospice - "Looking forward"

Significance: The canoe resting on water recalls the location of 17 Wing in Winnipeg near the meeting of historic waterways. The arrowhead in the shape of the maple leaf refers to the Wing’s varied responsibilities for air defence.

Command team

Colonel Eric Charron

Colonel Eric Charron, CD

Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Jerome Rossignol

Chief Warrant Officer Jerome Rossignol, CD

Wing news

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November 19, 2018

A group of pilots of No. 303 Polish Fighter Squadron walk towards the camera from a Hawker Hurricane after returning from a fighter sortie on October 24, 1940.

Battle of Britain profile of courage: John Alexander Kent and the RAF’s Polish fighter pilots

In 1940, John Alexander Kent, a Canadian, was posted to RAF Northolt as a flight commander with the Royal Air Force’s newly-formed No. 303 Polish Squadron.
September 12, 2019

An elderly man wearing a jacket, tie and beret and a young man wearing a military uniform stand side by side and salute.

RCAF to mark 79th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Ceremonies commemorating the Battle of Britain will be held across the country on Sunday, September 15, 2019.
September 11, 2019

A head and shoulders photo of a man wearing a military tunic with tie. Near his left lapel are wings and several military medal ribbons.

Last Canadian Battle of Britain pilot “slips the surly bonds of earth”

John Stewart Hart, the last surviving Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, died in June 2019 at the age of 102.
September 9, 2019

During the Battle of Britain parade held on Parliament Hill on September 16, 1956, the colour party marches past the saluting base in front of the Peace Tower.

The origins of the Battle of Britain ceremony

Each year, on the third Sunday of September, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) celebrates Battle of Britain Sunday. But what was the original purpose behind the ceremony, and when did it start?
September 8, 2019

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Contact information

17 Wing/CFB Winnipeg
PO Box 17000 Station Forces
Winnipeg MB  R3J 3Y5

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: 204-833-2500 ext 6499
Fax: 204-833-2534
Email: PubAffairs@forces.gc.ca