8 Wing Trenton

8 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base Trenton. From delivering supplies to the high Arctic to airlifting troops, equipment and humanitarian loads worldwide, 8 Wing/CFB Trenton is the hub of Royal Canadian Air Force air mobility operations in Canada. CFB Trenton is home of the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (Trenton), responsible for search and Rescue operations over a large area of central and northern Canada. The famous Skyhawks parachute demonstration team is based out of CFB Trenton. This unit is part of the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Center (CAAWC).

History

Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, the base's history began during the interwar period - with construction beginning in the early 1930's, to be further expanded during the Second World War.

8 Wing/CFB Trenton is at the forefront of Canadian military airlift with its fleets of tactical and strategic transport aircraft. Daily flights to the four corners of the globe are routine for this wing, which is highly responsive to international events. Members of 8 Wing are involved in virtually every Canadian Armed Forces operation. Most personnel and equipment deployed by air within Canada, or around the world, pass through Trenton at some point.

Along with high-profile deployments, aircraft and personnel from Trenton are involved with resupplying Canadian Forces Station Alert, the world's northernmost permanently inhabited location. Members of 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron are responsible for providing SAR coverage to a million square-kilometre area in central Canada and has supported international missions. Members of 412 Transport Squadron located in Ottawa, and 437 Transport Squadron are responsible for flying Canadian Armed Forces personnel, equipment and VIPs around the world.

CFB Trenton provides the equipment warehouse for the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). Thanks to the CC-177 Globemasters and CC-130J Hercules based at 8 Wing, this quick response team has provided humanitarian response to natural disasters around the world.

Read about the history of 8 Wing Trenton.

Squadrons

Equipment

Wing badge

IN OMNIA PARATUS
(Prepared for all things)

Significance: The eagle indicates the wing’s power for operational missions and tasks. The compass points refer to the many units within the wing and their wide-ranging ability. The blue wavy barrullets symbolize the wing’s current location on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

Command team

Colonel Ryan Deming

Colonel R.G. Deming, OMM, CD

CWO Dan Baulne

CWO Dan Baulne

Wing news

COVID-19

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces – COVID-19

The latest information and resources for military and civilian members of the Defence Team related to the rapidly evolving 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and the steps being taken to minimize the risk to our military and civilian members.
March 19, 2020

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

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

Three men wearing blue military uniforms and wedge hats stand outside a hangar in front of a military helicopter. The man in the middle holds a plaque and beside him is a little table with a trophy.

Sergeant Yves Desfossés, RCAF Reservist of the Year

Sergeant Yves Desfossés has dedicated 33 years to the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canada in both the Regular Force and the Primary Reserves. On July 16, 2020, he received the Air Reservist of the Year Award for his excellent work.
September 25, 2020

An orange twin-propeller aircraft in flight

An overview of our search and rescue aircraft

SAR Technicians use many different kinds of equipment to do their job, but they rely on aircraft to transport them where they need to go to save lives. Here are the aircraft that Canadian SAR Technicians use in their everyday work.
September 24, 2020

Military uniforms with the Sentinel badge

Sentinel Program: The 14 Wing Perspective

14 Wing’s perspective on the Canadian Armed Forces Sentinel Program.
September 22, 2020

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Contact information

8 Wing CFB Trenton
PO Box 1000 Station Forces
Astra ON  K0K 3W0

Canada Base switchboard: 613-392-2811

Public Affairs Officer

613-392-2811 ext. 4565
613-392-2811 ext. 2041

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