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 Kevin D. Colcy

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

A vintage drop-wing single-engine aircraft flies in front of trees, with a flag in the foreground.

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

Three people organize large kit bags beside a helicopter while two people in flight suits stand in front of the aircraft.

RCAF responds to state of emergency in British Columbia

The RCAF provided helicopters and personnel to assist in firefighting efforts in August 2018, in British Columbia during the province’s worst fire season in its history.
September 26, 2018

A  man wearing a military uniform speaks with other personnel wearing military uniforms who are standing in rows.

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

A small single-propeller fighter aircraft rests on grass.

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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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