14 Wing Greenwood

Nestled in the heart of Nova Scotia's beautiful Annapolis Valley rests 14 Wing Greenwood, the largest air base on the East Coast. Aurora crews conduct sovereignty and surveillance missions over the Atlantic Ocean routinely, while search and rescue capabilities are maintained 365 days of the year.

In 1942, CFB Greenwood was established as Royal Air Force Station as part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP). The BCATP was a plan to expand all Commonwealth air forces. In keeping with this objective, Greenwood was used as a training base during WWII, and before the end of the war, produced operational forces.

Today, 14 Wing is home to three operational Squadrons. CP-140 Aurora Long Range patrol Aircraft are flown by 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron. 404 Long Range Patrol & Training Squadron, which operates both the Aurora flight deck and tactical simulators, also uses the long range patrol Aurora for operational and training purposes. 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron is responsible for search and rescue throughout Atlantic Canada and eastern parts of Quebec. The Squadron members carry out their missions with both CC-130 Hercules Aircraft and CH-149 Cormorant Helicopters. In addition to its diversified operations, 14 Wing Greenwood is home to 14 Air Maintenance Squadron, responsible to maintain the entire CP-140 Aurora fleet operated here in Greenwood. The Wing has a large recreational facility (including a pool and an arena) and is home to hundreds of Air cadets every summer.

14 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base Greenwood.

Read about the history of 14 Wing Greenwood.

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Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Campbell, MMM, CD

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

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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

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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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14 Wing Public Affairs Officer
14 Wing CFB Greenwood
PO Box 5000, Stn Main
Greenwood, Nova Scotia B0P 1N0

Base Operator: (902) 765-1494
Base Information Line: (902) 765-1494 press 9

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: (902) 765-1494 Ext 5051
Fax: (902) 765-1757
Email: W14PublicAffairs@forces.gc.ca