3 Wing Bagotville

Who we are

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.



Command team


Colonel Darcy Molstad, CD


CWO Marc Corriveau, MMM, CD

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