19 Wing Comox

Who we are

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.



Command team


Colonel Mike Atkins, CD


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

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