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

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

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

People in full regalia parade on grass.

RCAF Tartan: How it all began

In 1942, the RCAF tartan and the first RCAF Pipe Band came into being side by side under the guidance of Group Captain Elmer G. Fullerton at No. 9 Service Flying Training School at Summerside, Prince Edward Island.
April 6, 2021

A single image of portions of three air force badges, all portraying an eagle at their centre.

RCAF celebrates 97 years of service

The Royal Canadian Air Force was officially born on April 1, 1924. However, its roots go back to 1917, and the establishment of the Royal Flying Corps Canada in southern Ontario.
April 1, 2021

A photo of a man wearing a blue military uniform with medals. Behind him is a Canadian flag.

Drive, service a way to give back

Chief Warrant Officer Keith Mitchell could add two more years to his exceptional, 40-plus year military service, culminating in his award of the Cross of Valour, but he’s calling it a career on March 31, 2021.
March 31, 2021

A photo montage of six people wearing military, civilian and sporting clothes. In the middle of the montage is a military crest around which are the words “SOLDIER ON” and “SANS LIMITES”.

Together, apart: connection through physical challenge

The 4x4x48 Challenge, during which participants walk or run four miles every four hours for 48 hours, allowed a team of six military members to come together virtually and support Soldier On.
March 30, 2021

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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

Telephone: 613-392-2811 extension 4565
Telephone: 613-392-2811 extension 2041

Email: 8WingTrentonPAO.OAP8Escadre@forces.gc.ca

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