3 Wing Bagotville

3 Wing Bagotville is located in Quebec's Saguenay region. The goal of 3 Wing, under the operational command of 1 Canadian Air Division (1 CAD), is to protect Canada and Canadians, defend North America and promote peace and international security. Equipped with CF-18 Hornets, it is one of two fighter aircraft units in Canada.

3 Wing consists of several divisions which include primarily the Administration, Logistics, Finance and Health Care divisions. There is also the Operations Division, which oversees activities relating to the support and distribution of operational tasks, 12 Radar Squadron (12 RS), 3 Air Maintenance Squadron (3 AMS) and 439 Combat Support Squadron equipped with Griffon helicopters for combat support, as well as search and rescue.

3 Wing Bagotville is located at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville.

Read about the history of 3 Wing Bagotville.

Squadrons

Equipment

Command team

Chief Warrant Officer

CWO Marc Corriveau, MMM

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

A fighter jet flies slightly behind a larger bomber aircraft with four propellers.

"Q" Duty

“Q" Duty may be the RCAF’s most important mission: defending and deterring threats from Canadian sovereign airspace. Pilots and support personnel are ready to go on a moment’s notice—and consume lots of coffee while they are on duty.
September 25, 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

3 Wing Public Affairs officer
Canadian Forces Base Bagotville
CP 5000 Succ Bureau-Chef
Alouette QC G0V 1A0

Public Affairs Officer

Email: 3escbagotville@forces.gc.ca