17 Wing Winnipeg

17 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg. 17 Wing generates, delivers and sustains air missions in support of the RCAF mandate, and provides support to Lodger Units and the CAF. It provides ab initio aircrew training, specialized education and aircrew environmental skills training.

As a support base, 17 Wing provides administrative, operational, and logistical support to more than 113 units at 35 sites and 10 armouries across an extended geographical area. 17 Wing also supports NORAD fighter operations as a Deployed Operations Base for the CF-18 Hornets as required.17 Wing proudly supports both 1 and 2 Canadian Air Divisions as lodger units.

History

RCAF Station Winnipeg officially opened in April 1925 - one of the first Air Force Bases in Canada. During World War II, RCAF Station Winnipeg became a major part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The 402 “City of Winnipeg” Squadron has been based in Winnipeg since 1932. 1994 saw the arrival of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron, and in 1998 support of Detachment Dundurn in Saskatchewan was moved to 17 Wing. In 2017, 17 Wing was realigned under 2 Canadian Air Division.

Read more about the history of 17 Wing Winnipeg.

Squadrons

Schools

Equipment

Wing badge

Prospice - "Looking forward"

Significance: The canoe resting on water recalls the location of 17 Wing in Winnipeg near the meeting of historic waterways. The arrowhead in the shape of the maple leaf refers to the Wing’s varied responsibilities for air defence.

Command team

Colonel J.G.D. Proteau, CD

Colonel J.G.D. Proteau, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Claude Faucher

Chief Warrant Officer Claude Faucher

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

A mother, father and their son

Helping RCAF children with special needs: Melissa’s story

When Melissa Harrison found out her family was being posted to 19 Wing Comox, B.C., she couldn’t have foreseen the help she would get for her autistic son.
May 14, 2021

Two adults standing, one wearing a military flight suit, and two children sitting on luggage among cardboard boxes. Behind them is a grey jet fighter with its canopy open.

Military Spouse Employment Initiative: BGen F. William Radiff

The Military Spouse Employment Initiative provides military spouses and common-law partners with tools and resources to develop their skills and pursue their careers within the federal Public Service.
May 11, 2021

A group of people wearing green camouflage uniforms and hats march in rows in the street.

Inaugural Victory March Replaces the Annual Nijmegen March

The CAF has launched the inaugural Victory March to continue the long standing tradition of participation in the Nijmegen Marches and is encouraging all Canadians to take part.
May 7, 2021

A painting of a large white aircraft with an engine on fire flying above a submarine.

The RCAF and the Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic was the largest and longest campaign of the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Air Force was a key partner in winning the battle.
May 3, 2021

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Contact information

17 Wing/CFB Winnipeg
PO Box 17000 Station Forces
Winnipeg MB  R3J 3Y5

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: 204-833-2500 ext 6499
Fax: 204-833-2534
Email: PubAffairs@forces.gc.ca