1 Wing Kingston

Who we are

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.


Read about the history of 1 Wing Kingston.



Command Team


Wing Commander

Colonel Jeannot Boucher, MSM, CD


Chief Warrant Officer J.J. Boucher, MMM, CD

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