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Wings are a grouping of operational and support units (squadrons, schools, etc.) under a single commander.

A squadron is the basic Air Force unit.

National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) Ottawa, Ontario

  • Commander, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF)
  • Air Staff
  • Air Staff Air Reserve Flight

1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters (1 Cdn Air Div HQ)
Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters (CANR HQ) Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Combined Aerospace Operations Centre (CAOC)
  • Air Command Band
  • 1 Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron (ATESS) (at Trenton, Ont.)
  • 1 Canadian Air Division Air Reserve Flight

1 Wing Kingston Headquarters, Ontario
(A lodger unit of Canadian Forces Base)

  • 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (at Borden, Ont.)
  • 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron (at Gagetown, N.B.)
  • 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (at Edmonton, Alta.)
  • 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (at Petawawa, Ont.)
  • 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (at Valcartier, Que.)
  • 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (at St-Hubert, Que.)
  • (All Squadrons fly CH-146 Griffon)

3 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Québec

  • 414 Electronic Warfare Squadron (at Ottawa, Ont.) (Alpha Jet)
  • 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron (CF-188 Hornet)
  • 439 Combat Support Squadron (CH-146 Griffon)
  • 2 Air Expeditionary Support Squadron
  • 3 Air Maintenance Squadron
  • 12 Radar Squadron
  • 3 Wing Air Reserve Flight
  • Forward Operating Location (FOL) Iqaluit, Nunavut

4 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake, Alberta

  • 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron (CF-188 Hornet)
  • 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron (CF-188 Hornet)
  • 417 Combat Support Squadron (CH-146 Griffon)
  • 431 Air Demonstration Squadron – “The Snowbirds” (at Moose Jaw,Sask.) (CT-114 Tutor)
  • 1 Air Maintenance Squadron
  • 42 Radar Squadron
  • 10 Field Technical Training Squadron
  • 4 Construction Engineering Squadron
  • 4 Wing Air Reserve Flight
  • Forward Operating Location (FOL) Inuvik, N.W.T.
  • Forward Operating Location (FOL) Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

5 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador

  • 444 Combat Support Squadron (CH-146 Griffon)
  • 5 Wing Air Reserve Flight

8 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Trenton, Ontario

  • Canadian Forces Station Alert, Nunavut
  • 412 Transport Squadron (at Ottawa, Ont.) (CC-144 Challenger)
  • 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron (CH-146 Griffon and CC-130E/H Hercules)
  • 426 Transport Training Squadron (CC-130 Hercules and CC-150 Polaris)
  • 429 Transport Squadron (CC-177 Globemaster III)
  • 436 Transport Squadron (CC-130J Hercules)
  • 437 Transport Squadron (K/CC-150 Polaris)
  • Multi-Engine Utility Flight (King Air B200)
  • 2 Air Movements Squadron
  • 8 Air Communications and Control Squadron
  • 8 Air Maintenance Squadron
  • 8 Wing Air Reserve Flight

9 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador

  • 103 Search and Rescue Squadron (CH-149 Cormorant)
  • 91 Construction Engineering Flight
  • 9 Wing Air Reserve Flight
  • Air Reserve Flight Detachment Torbay
  • 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia (A lodger unit of Canadian Forces Base Halifax, N.S.)
  • 406 Maritime Operational Training Squadron
  • 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron
  • 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron (at Patricia Bay, B.C.)
  • 12 Air Maintenance Squadron
  • 12 Wing Air Reserve Flight

(All Squadrons fly CH-124 Sea King – soon to transition to CH-148 Cyclone)

14 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, Nova Scotia

  • 404 Long Range Patrol and Training Squadron (CP-140 Aurora)
  • 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron (CP-140 Aurora)
  • 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron (CC-130E/H Hercules and CH-149 Cormorant)
  • 14 Air Maintenance Squadron
  • 14 Software Engineering Squadron
  • 14 Construction Engineering Squadron (at Bridgewater, N.S.)
  • 143 Construction Engineering Flight (at Lunenburg, N.S.)
  • 144 Construction Engineering Flight (at Pictou,N .S.)
  • 14 Wing Air Reserve Flight

17 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron (K/CC-130E/H Hercules)
  • 440 Transport Squadron (at Yellowknife, N.W.T.) (CC-138 Twin Otter)
  • 17 Wing Air Reserve Flight
  • Forward Operating Location (FOL) Yellowknife, N.W.T.

19 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Comox, British Columbia

  • 407 LongRangePatrol Squadron (CP-140 Aurora)
  • 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron (CC-115 Buffalo and CH-149 Cormorant)
  • 19 Air Maintenance Squadron
  • 192 Construction Engineering Flight Aldergrove (at Abbotsford, B.C.)
  • 19 Wing Air Reserve Flight

22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Ontario
Canadian Air Defence Sector (CADS)

  • 21 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron
  • 51 Aerospace Control and Warning Operational Training Squadron
  • 722 Air Control Squadron (United States Air Force)
  • 22 Wing Air Reserve Flight
  • 2 Canadian Air Division Headquarters (2 Cdn Air Div HQ) Air Force Doctrine and Training Division, Manitoba
  • 15 Wing/Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  • 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (2 CFFTS) (CT-156 Harvard II and CT-155 Hawk)
  • 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (3 CFFTS) (at Portage La Prairie, Man.) (CH-139 Jet Ranger, Grob 120A, King Air C-90B and Bell 412 CF)
  • 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (at ColdLake, Alta.) (CT-155 Hawk)
  • 15 Air Traffic Control Squadron
  • 15 Wing Air Reserve Flight

16 Wing Borden, Ontario (A lodger unit of Canadian Forces BaseBorden, Ontario)

  • Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE)
  • Air Command Academy (ACA)
  • Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations (CFSACO) (at Cornwall, Ont.)
  • 16 Wing Air Reserve Flight

Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre Trenton, Ontario

  • Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre (CFAWC)
  • Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre Detachment (CFAWC Det) (at Ottawa, Ont.)
  • Air Force Training Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 1 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (1 CFFTS)
  • 402 Squadron (CT-142 Dash-8)
  • Canadian Forces Aircrew Selection Centre (CFASC) (at Trenton, Ont.)
  • Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies (CFSAS)
  • Canadian Forces Schoolof Search and Rescue (CFSSR) (at Comox, B.C.)
  • Canadian Forces School of Survival and Aeromedical Training (CFSSAT)

Canadian Forces Aircraft

  • CC-115 Buffalo
  • CC-130 Hercules
  • CC-138 Twin Otter
  • CC-144 Challenger
  • CC-150 Polaris
  • CC-177 Globemaster III
  • CF-188 Hornet
  • CH-124 Sea King
  • CH-146 Griffon
  • CH-148 Cyclone (in production)
  • CH-149 Cormorant
  • CP-140 Aurora
  • CT-114 Tutor
  • CT-142 Dash-8
  • CH-147F Chinook  

Contracted Aircraft

  • Alpha Jet (operated by Top Aces)
  • Bell 412 CF
  • Grob 120A (operated by Allied Wings)
  • CT-156 Harvard II
  • CT-155 Hawk
  • CH-139 Jet Ranger
  • King Air B200
  • King Air C-90B
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