5 Wing Goose Bay

5 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay. 5 Wing Goose Bay is a vibrant base that conducts and supports a wide variety of operations including both joint and combined training. Located in Labrador, on the northeast coast of Canada, its strategic location helps the Canadian Armed Forces and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to protect North American airspace.

5 Wing’s primary mission is to support NORAD operations for the projection of air power on the north and northeast coasts of Canada.

5 Wing supports military training for the Canadian Armed Forces, the Allies and NORAD. It provides effective training facilities, adaptable infrastructures and a unique, austere and challenging training.

History

1941 Creation of 5 Wing Goose Bay. Canada and the United States build an airfield on the present site for anti-submarine patrol aircraft and staging aircraft to Britain. The site was selected because of the excellent flying weather, ease of construction, accessibility by sea during the summer months and its strategic location. The role of 5 Wing Goose Bay has changed dramatically in the past few years, moving from a small station supporting a Long Range Radar site to a medium-sized base sustaining multinational flying operations and hosting a wide array of many international guests, both military and civilian. 5 Wing’s operational mandate is currently in transition.

Read more about the history of 5 Wing Goose Bay.

Squadrons

Equipment

Wing Badge

"SULIAKAKATIGeJUT" means "Working Together" in Inuktitut.

Significance: The Canada Goose refers to the fact that 5 Wing is located at Goose Bay, Labrador. The badge includes five spruce trees along with symbols for land and sea recalling the Labrador coast.

Command team

Lieutenant Colonel Guy Parisien

Lieutenant-Colonel Guy Parisien

Master Warrant Officer Dave McDowell

Master Warrant Officer Dave McDowell

Wing news

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

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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

5 Wing Goose Bay
PO Box 7002 Station C
Happy Valley-Goose Bay NL  A0P 1C0

Phone: 709-896-6900

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: 709-896-6928
Fax: 709-896-6997
Email: trevor.ackland@forces.gc.ca