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.

Squadrons

Equipment

Command team

Chief Warrant Officer

CWO Marc Corriveau, MMM

Wing 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

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

A man and a woman, both wearing dark blue military uniforms, sit in leather wing-backed chairs on a stage with flags behind them.

New NORAD commander

On May 24, 2018, General Terrence O’Shaughnessy took command of NORAD/USNORTHCOM.
May 28, 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