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 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

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