9 Wing Gander

Among its many roles, 9 Wing Gander is responsible for providing search and rescue services throughout Newfoundland and Labrador as well as north-eastern Quebec. Crews of 103 Search and Rescue Squadron are ready to answer the call in one of the busiest search and rescue regions in Canada.

9 Wing Gander is located in central Newfoundland, Canada’s most easterly province. You will find us just north of the Trans Canada Highway adjacent to Gander International Airport. It’s only a five-minute walk from the International Airport Terminal to the main gate of 9 Wing/CFB Gander and 3 kms to the town proper.

9 Wing includes 9 Air Reserve Flight. It augments and supports the operations, administrative and technical functions of the base. The Wing is also host to CFS Lietrim Detachment Gander which operates and maintains signals intelligence.

In addition, the Wing operates and maintains a Canadian Coastal Radar on behalf of Fighter Group Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters.

As one of the principal military establishments in Newfoundland, the Wing supports Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Detachment Corner Brook, 41 various Cadet Corps and maintains armories at Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook and Stephenville.

History

9 Wing/CFB Gander is rich in aviation history. From its beginnings as a strategic location during the war, Gander served as a staging area for the Royal Air Force Ferry Command. Gander’s importance during the war continued to be equally important during peacetime.

Read about the history of 9 Wing Gander.

Squadrons

Equipment

Wing badge

Fidelitas
(Steadfastness)

Significance: The badge depicts the namesake of the town in Newfoundland where the radio station is located. A navy blue field denotes its past naval affiliations.

Command team

Lieutenant-Colonel Lisa Baspaly-Hays

Lieutenant-Colonel Lisa Baspaly-Hays

Chief Warrant Officer Eric Barney, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Eric Barney, CD 

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

9 Wing Gander
PO Box 6000
Gander NL  A1V 1X1

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: 709-256-1703 extension 1126
Fax: 709-256-1735