1 Wing Kingston

1 Wing is the home of Canada’s tactical aviation capability. Equipped with a mixed fleet of CH-146 Griffon and CH-147F Chinook helicopters, 1 Wing provides integrated tactical aviation airpower effects for the Canadian Army, the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) as part of the Canada First Defence Strategy’s national and international objectives. Our personnel are highly trained, dedicated professionals who maintain a culture of uncompromising standards, safety and operational fitness to deliver combat-effective airpower. 1 Wing consists of a Formation Headquarters and seven Total Force (employing both Regular and Reserve force personnel) RCAF squadrons distributed across Canada.

1 Wing Kingston is located at Canadian Forces Base Kingston.

History

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Wing news

A man wearing a disruptive pattern camouflage uniform stands holding a flagpole with a flag in one hand and a military rifle in the other.

RCAF member takes “top shot” at military shooting competition

Lieutenant Baron Hordo, a member of the Royal Canadian Force, took home the Queen’s Medal for top Regular Force shooter at the 2018 Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Competition held in September in Ottawa.
October 5, 2018

A vintage drop-wing single-engine aircraft flies in front of trees, with a flag in the foreground.

Heroes of the Battle of Britain remembered

The 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was marked on September 16, 2018, with a national ceremony in Gatineau, Québec.
October 1, 2018

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RCAF marks the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

The Royal Canadian Air Force marked the 78th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on September 16 with a ceremony held at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport in Gatineau, Quebec. Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, Veterans, and Royal Canadian Air Cadets, accompanied by the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces, paraded to commemorate Canadian and Allied sacrifices made during the pivotal Second World War battle that took place over southeastern Great Britain and the English Channel.
September 16, 2018

A small single-propeller fighter aircraft rests on grass.

In praise of the Hurricane

In the epic battle of summer 1940 over British skies, much praise was heaped on the “Few”—deservedly so—and the sleek, all-metal Spitfire fighter which was credited with defeating the mighty Luftwaffe. But, wait a minute! What was that other aircraft doing shooting all those bombers down during the Battle of Britain? It was the slower, more maneuverable and steadier gun platform: the Hawker Hurricane.
September 14, 2018

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Military aerospace control community shines at G7 Summit in Charlevoix

Airspace is more than a simple “area of atmosphere.” As part of a nation’s sovereign territory, access can be restricted, as was the airspace around Charlevoix, Québec, during the G7 Summit held June 8–9, 2018.
September 12, 2018

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Contact Information

1 Wing Public Affairs officer
1 Wing Headquarters
Sergeant KS Smith CD Building
Canadian Forces Base Kingston
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Kingston ON K7K 7B4

Phone: Main Switchboard (613) 541-5010

Public Affairs Officer

Telephone: 613-541-5010 ext 8251
Email: 1wingpublicaffairs@forces.gc.ca