3 Wing Bagotville

3 Wing Bagotville is located in Quebec's Saguenay region. The goal of 3 Wing, under the operational command of 1 Canadian Air Division (1 CAD), is to protect Canada and Canadians, defend North America and promote peace and international security. Equipped with CF-18 Hornets, it is one of two fighter aircraft units in Canada.

3 Wing consists of several divisions which include primarily the Administration, Logistics, Finance and Health Care divisions. There is also the Operations Division, which oversees activities relating to the support and distribution of operational tasks, 12 Radar Squadron (12 RS), 3 Air Maintenance Squadron (3 AMS) and 439 Combat Support Squadron equipped with Griffon helicopters for combat support, as well as search and rescue.

3 Wing Bagotville is located at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville.

Read about the history of 3 Wing Bagotville.



Command team

Chief Warrant Officer

CWO Marc Corriveau, MMM

Wing news

A man pilots an aircraft above rough terrain and clouds.

Flying up North

Flying in Canada’s frozen North is a challenge the RCAF meets and beats every day.
August 9, 2018

Fifteen people stand or sit in front of a row of flags.

Former RCAF pilots inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Former RCAF members are inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.
August 3, 2018

A helmeted woman wearing a disruptive pattern uniform with a red and white flag patch holds an automatic weapon.

14 Wing BMQ tests air force option

RCAF pilots BMQ for Air Reserve recruits.
August 3, 2018

A very dark blue logo with a gold and blue military crest over the number “100” written in gold characters. Under the crest is the word “SHEARWATER”, also printed in gold characters.

Shearwater celebrates 100 years of maritime aviation

A retired RCAF colonel explores 100 years of maritime aviation in Shearwater.
August 1, 2018

A book showing an illustration displayed on a table.

Prisoner of war diary available online

A true Canadian military treasure has been digitized and placed online—a diary kept by Flight Lieutenant John Colwell while he was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III.
July 30, 2018

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Contact information

3 Wing Public Affairs officer
Canadian Forces Base Bagotville
CP 5000 Succ Bureau-Chef
Alouette QC G0V 1A0

Public Affairs Officer

Email: 3escbagotville@forces.gc.ca