9 Wing Gander

Among its many roles, 9 Wing Gander is responsible for providing search and rescue services throughout Newfoundland and Labrador as well as north-eastern Quebec. Crews of 103 Search and Rescue Squadron are ready to answer the call in one of the busiest search and rescue regions in Canada.

9 Wing Gander is located in central Newfoundland, Canada's most easterly province. You will find us just north of the Trans Canada Highway adjacent to Gander International Airport. It's only a five-minute walk from the International Airport Terminal to the main gate of 9 Wing/CFB Gander and 3 kms to the town proper.

9 Wing includes 9 Air Reserve Flight. It augments and supports the operations, administrative and technical functions of the base.

The Wing is also host to CFS Lietrim Detachment Gander which operates and maintains signals intelligence.

In addition, the Wing operates and maintains a Canadian Coastal Radar on behalf of Fighter Group Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters.

As one of the principal military establishments in Newfoundland, the Wing supports Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Detachment Corner Brook, 41 various Cadet Corps and maintains armories at Grand Falls-Windsor, Corner Brook and Stephenville.

Read about the history of 9 Wing Gander.

9 Wing Gander is located at Canadian Forces Base Gander.

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Wing News

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

A fighter jet flies near a large sailing ship.

From Tholthorpe to Trenton: the history of 434 “Bluenose” Squadron

434 “Bluenose” Squadron is back in business as a test and evaluation squadron. This article traces the history of the squadron from its wartime origins.
May 30, 2018

A man and a woman, both wearing dark blue military uniforms, sit in leather wing-backed chairs on a stage with flags behind them.

New NORAD commander

On May 24, 2018, General Terrence O’Shaughnessy took command of NORAD/USNORTHCOM.
May 28, 2018

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Contact Information

9 Wing Public Affairs officer
9 Wing Gander
PO Box 6000
Gander, NL A1V 1X1

Switchboard: (709) 256-1703

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: (709) 256-1703 Ext 1126
Fax: (709) 256-1735