19 Wing Comox

19 Wing Comox is based on Vancouver Island. Its Aurora crews keep watch over the Pacific Ocean looking for illegal fishing, migration, drugs and pollution in addition to foreign submarines. With CC-115 Buffalo Aircraft and CH-149 Cormorant Helicopters, they also carry out search and rescue operations in the busiest region in Canada, stretching from the B.C.-Washington border to the Arctic, and from the Rocky Mountains to 1,200 km out into the Pacific.

In addition to its operational squadrons, the Wing is home to 19 Air Maintenance Squadron and a national training school, the Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue (CFSSAR). 19 Wing also supports cadet training at the Regional Cadet Gliding School (Pacific) and HMCS Quadra sea cadet camp.

19 Wing Comox is located at Canadian Forces Base Comox.

Read about the history of 19 Wing Comox.

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Chief Warrant Officer

Chief Warrant Officer J.C.J. Parent, MMM, CD

Chief Warrant Officer J.C.J. Parent, MMM, CD

Wing news

Hundreds of uniformed people arrange themselves on tarmac to form the words “LOGGIE-FIVE-0”

Retired supply technician has huge effect on Logistics Branch 50th anniversary

Some 350 Canadian Armed Forces logisticians gather for a photo to mark the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Forces Logistics Branch.
May 25, 2018

Canadian Air Defence Identification Zone now aligned with Canada’s sovereign airspace

The alignment of the Canadian Air Defence Identification Zone (CADIZ) with Canada’s sovereign airspace and its approaches became effective today through the publication of revised coordinates in aviation publications.
May 24, 2018

A person wearing a helmet with closed visor and a military uniform holds a rifle. In the background is a large, two-rotored helicopter.

Tactical helicopter squadrons prepare for deployment to Mali

On May 22, 2018, 408 and 450 Squadrons completed an exercise designed to prepare their helicopters and personnel for a deployment to Mali this summer.
May 23, 2018

A man and a woman, both in uniform, stand and salute flags as a formation of 10 aircraft flies overhead.

Canada, U.S. mark 60 years of joint NORAD command

Canada and the United States celebrate the 60th anniversary of NORAD.
May 22, 2018

A black-and-white photograph of a young man wearing an air force uniform and staring intently at the camera, superimposed on a colour photograph of a blue sky with light clouds.

How “Screwball” Beurling got his nickname

Flight Sergeant George Beurling soared to fame in the skies over Second World War Malta, and chafed at life on the ground.
May 18, 2018

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Contact information

19 Wing Public Affairs officer
19 Wing Comox
P.O. Box 1000, Stn Main
Lazo, BC V0R 2K0

Base Switchboard Operator: (250) 339-8211
19 Wing Operations (250) 339-8231
Air and Marine Emergency number ONLY: 1-800-567-5111 or *727 on your cell phone

Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Victoria

Media or information - (250) 413-8937
Recorded message line - (250) 413-8930

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: (250) 339-8201
Fax: (250) 339-8120
Email: 19WingPublicAffairs@forces.gc.ca