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

A man pilots an aircraft above rough terrain and clouds.

Flying up North

Flying in Canada’s frozen North is a challenge the RCAF meets and beats every day.
August 9, 2018

Fifteen people stand or sit in front of a row of flags.

Former RCAF pilots inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame

Former RCAF members are inducted into Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.
August 3, 2018

A helmeted woman wearing a disruptive pattern uniform with a red and white flag patch holds an automatic weapon.

14 Wing BMQ tests air force option

RCAF pilots BMQ for Air Reserve recruits.
August 3, 2018

A very dark blue logo with a gold and blue military crest over the number “100” written in gold characters. Under the crest is the word “SHEARWATER”, also printed in gold characters.

Shearwater celebrates 100 years of maritime aviation

A retired RCAF colonel explores 100 years of maritime aviation in Shearwater.
August 1, 2018

A book showing an illustration displayed on a table.

Prisoner of war diary available online

A true Canadian military treasure has been digitized and placed online—a diary kept by Flight Lieutenant John Colwell while he was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III.
July 30, 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