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 Jenn Weissenborn, CD

Lieutenant-Colonel Jenn Weissenborn, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Dianne Maidment

Chief Warrant Officer Dianne Maidment 

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

9 Wing Gander
PO Box 6000
Gander NL  A1V 1X1

Public Affairs Officer

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