17 Wing Winnipeg

For Royal Canadian Air Force personnel, all roads will lead to 17 Wing Winnipeg. The Wing - comprised of squadrons, training schools and command elements turned out what are considered some of the best multi-skilled personnel in the world.

17 Wing is a composite formation conducting and supporting flying operations and a variety of training and command functions. The Wing also supports 113 units stretching from Thunder Bay, Ontario, to the Saskatchewan/Alberta Border and from the 49th Parallel to the high Arctic.

17 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg.

Read about the history of 17 Wing Winnipeg.

Squadrons

Schools

Equipment

Command team

Commander

Colonel Andy Cook

Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer Mike Robertson

Chief Warrant Officer Mike Robertson

Wing news

A view from above of a large transport aircraft and eight fighter aircraft flying over an old fort in surrounded by water.

“Fueling the fire”: 435 Squadron delivers air-to-air refueling for a quarter century

For 25 years, 435 Squadron has been keeping the RCAF’s fighter fleet flying, providing air-to-air refueling services.
June 12, 2018

A person wearing orange clothing tends to a girl with simulated injuries.

Chinthex 2018

435 Transport and Rescue Squadron holds annual SAR exercise.
June 7, 2018

Leading Aircraftman Stan Rivers (on the wing) and Leading Aircraftman Ken Allenby of 402 “Bear” Squadron, paint D-Day markings on an Allied aircraft.

Operation Overlord: D-Day Remembered

Royal Canadian Air Force squadrons had already been involved for several months in bombing key enemy targets in the invasion area. Now, RCAF squadrons were among 171 Allied squadrons that attacked on D-Day—June 6, 1944.
June 6, 2018

Two men in green flying uniforms hold a certificate in a folder between them.

RCAF trainees encouraged to make the most of their time between courses

Waiting periods between various phases of RCAF training is inevitable—but trainees are encouraged to make the most of those gaps for both personal and professional development.
June 4, 2018

A man, woman and child look at items laid out on a table covered in a tartan tablecloth

Lost Canadian Banshee pilot remembered in Ottawa

More than 60 years ago, Lieutenant Barry Troy disappeared when his Banshee fighter jet crashed off the coast of Florida. On April 27, 2018, members of the Troy family gathered with personnel from the Royal Canadian Air Force and Royal Canadian Navy to pay tribute to his memory.
June 1, 2018

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Contact Information

17 Wing Public Affairs officer
17 Wing/CFB Winnipeg
PO Box 17000 Station Forces
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3Y5

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: (204) 833-2500 Ext 6499
Fax: (204) 833-2594
Email: PubAffairs@forces.gc.ca