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Published by Directorate of Public Affairs, 2018

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Royal Canadian Air Force Headquarters Ottawa

  • Air Staff
  • Director General Space (DG Space)
  • Canadian Space Operations Centre (CANSpOC)
  • Air Staff Air Reserve Flight

RCAF Aerospace Warfare Centre (RAWC) Trenton

  • 434 Test and Evaluation Squadron

1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters (1 CAD HQ), Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters (CANR HQ), Joint Force Air Component Commander (JFACC) Winnipeg

  • Combined Aerospace Operations Centre (CAOC)
  • 1 Aerospace and Telecommunications Engineering Support Squadron (ATESS) (at Trenton, Ont.)
  • 1 Detachment, 1st Air Force (United States Air Force)
  • 1 Canadian Air Division Air Reserve Flight

1 Wing Headquarters Kingston
(A lodger unit of Canadian Forces Base Kingston, Ont.)

  • 400 Air Maintenance Squadron (at Borden, Ont.)
  • 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron (CH-146 Griffon) (at Gagetown, N.B.)
  • 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (CH-146 Griffon) (at Edmonton, Alta.)
  • 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (CH-146 Griffon) (at Petawawa, Ont.)
  • 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (CH-146 Griffon) (at Valcartier, Que.)
  • 438 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (CH-146 Griffon) (at Saint-Hubert, Que.)
  • 450 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (CH-147F Chinook) (at Petawawa, Ont.)

2 Wing Bagotville
(A lodger unit of Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Que.)

  • 2 Wing Headquarters
  • 2 Air Component Coordination Unit (2 ACCU)
  • 2 Air Expeditionary Squadron (2 AES)
  • 2 Expeditionary Readiness Centre (2 ERC)
  • 4 Construction Engineering Squadron (4 CES) (at Cold Lake, Alta.)
  • 8 Air Communication and Control Squadron (8 ACCS) (at Trenton, Ont.)

3 Wing / Canadian Forces Base Bagotville

  • 414 Electronic Warfare Support Squadron (at Ottawa, Ont.)
  • 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron (CF-188 Hornet)
  • 433 Tactical Fighter Squadron (CF-188 Hornet)
  • 439 Combat Support Squadron (CH-146 Griffon)
  • 3 Air Maintenance Squadron (3 AMS)
  • 12 Radar Squadron
  • Forward Operating Location (FOL) (at Iqaluit, Nvt.)
  • 3 Wing Air Reserve Flight

4 Wing / Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake

  • 401 Tactical Fighter Squadron (CF-188 Hornet)
  • 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron (CF-188 Hornet)
  • 410 Tactical Fighter (Operational Training) Squadron (CF-188 Hornet)
  • 417 Combat Support Squadron (CH-146 Griffon)
  • 419 Tactical Fighter Training Squadron (CT-155 Hawk)
  • 1 Air Maintenance Squadron (1 AMS)
  • 10 Field Technical Training Squadron (10 FFTTS)
  • 42 Radar Squadron
  • Forward Operating Location (FOL) (at Inuvik, N.W.T.)
  • Forward Operating Location (FOL) (at Yellowknife, N.W.T.)
  • 4 Wing Air Reserve Flight

5 Wing / Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay

  • 444 Combat Support Squadron (CH-146 Griffon)
  • Forward Operating Location (FOL) Goose Bay
  • 5 Wing Air Reserve Flight

8 Wing / Canadian Forces Base Trenton

  • 412 Transport Squadron (CC-144 Challenger) (at Ottawa, Ont.)
  • 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron (CH-146 Griffon and CC-130H Hercules)
  • 426 Transport Training Squadron (CC-130H/J Hercules and CC-150 Polaris)
  • 429 Transport Squadron (CC-177 Globemaster III)
  • 436 Transport Squadron (CC-130J Hercules)
  • 437 Transport Squadron (CC-150 Polaris)
  • 440 Transport Squadron (CC-138 Twin Otter) (at Yellowknife, N.W.T.)
  • Multi-Engine Utility Flight (King Air B350)
  • Canadian Forces Station Alert (at Alert, Nvt.)
  • 2 Air Movements Squadron (2 AMS)
  • 8 Air Maintenance Squadron (8 AMS)
  • 8 Wing Air Reserve Flight

9 Wing / Canadian Forces Base Gander

  • 103 Search and Rescue Squadron (CH-149 Cormorant)
  • 9 Wing Air Reserve Flight
  • Air Reserve Flight Torbay (at Torbay, N.L.)

12 Wing Shearwater
(A lodger unit of Canadian Forces Base Halifax, N.S.)

  • 406 Maritime Operational Training Squadron (CH-148 Cyclone)
  • 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron (CH-148 Cyclone)
  • 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron (CH-148 Cyclone) (at Patricia Bay, B.C.)
  • 12 Air Maintenance Squadron (12 AMS)
  • 12 Wing Air Reserve Flight

14 Wing / Canadian Forces Base Greenwood

  • 404 Long Range Patrol and Training Squadron (CP-140M Aurora)
  • 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron (CP-140M Aurora)
  • 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron (CH-149 Cormorant and CC-130H Hercules)
  • 415 Long Range Patrol Force Development Squadron
  • 14 Air Maintenance Squadron (14 AMS)
  • 14 Construction Engineering Squadron (14 CES) (at Bridgewater, N.S.)
  • 91 Construction Engineering Flight (91 CEF) (at Gander, N.L.)
  • 143 Construction Engineering Flight (143 CEF) (at Lunenburg, N.S.)
  • 144 Construction Engineering Flight (144 CEF) (at Pictou, N.S.)
  • 14 Wing Air Reserve Flight

19 Wing / Canadian Forces Base Comox

  • 407 Long Range Patrol Squadron (CP-140M Aurora)
  • 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron (CC-130H/T Hercules) (at Winnipeg, Man.)
  • 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron (CC-115 Buffalo and CH-149 Cormorant)
  • 19 Air Maintenance Squadron (19 AMS)
  • 192 Construction Engineering Flight (192 CEF) (at Abbotsford, B.C.)
  • 19 Wing Air Reserve Flight

22 Wing / Canadian Forces Base North Bay

  • Canadian Air Defence Sector Headquarters (CADS HQ)
  • 2 Detachment, 1st Air Force (United States Air Force)
  • 21 Aerospace Control and Warning Squadron
  • 51 Aerospace Control and Warning Operational Training Squadron
  • 22 Wing Air Reserve Flight

2 Canadian Air Division Headquarters (2 CAD HQ) Winnipeg

  • Canadian Forces Aircrew Selection Centre (CFASC) (at Trenton, Ont.)

15 Wing / Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw

  • 431 Air Demonstration Squadron – "The Snowbirds" (CT-114 Tutor)
  • 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (2 CFFTS) (CT-155 Hawk, CT-156 Harvard II)
  • 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School (3 CFFTS) (CH-139 Jet Ranger, Grob 120A, King Air C-90B and Bell 412 CF) (at Portage La Prairie, Man.)
  • 15 Air Traffic Control (15 ATC)
  • 15 Wing Air Reserve Flight

16 Wing Borden
(A lodger unit of Canadian Forces Base Borden, Ont.)

  • Royal Canadian Air Force Academy
  • Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Technology and Engineering (CFSATE)
  • Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Control Operations (CFSACO) (at Cornwall, Ont.)
  • Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue (CFSSAR) (at Comox, B.C.)
  • 16 Wing Air Reserve Flight 

17 Wing / Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg

  • 402 Squadron (CT-142 Dash-8)
  • RCAF W/C William G. Barker VC Aerospace College
  • Canadian Forces School of Survival and Aeromedical Training (CFSSAT)
  • Royal Canadian Air Force Band
  • 17 Wing Air Reserve Flight

Aircraft

  • CC-115 Buffalo
  • CC-130H Hercules
  • CC-130J Hercules
  • CC-138 Twin Otter
  • CC-144 Challenger
  • CC-150 Polaris
  • CC-177 Globemaster III
  • CF-188 Hornet
  • CH-146 Griffon
  • CH-147F Chinook
  • CH-148 Cyclone
  • CH-149 Cormorant
  • CP-140M Aurora
  • CT-114 Tutor
  • CT-142 Dash-8
  • Bell 412 CF
  • Grob 120A
  • CT-156 Harvard II
  • CT-155 Hawk
  • CH-139 Jet Ranger
  • King Air C-90B
  • Bell 412 CF
  • Grob 120A
  • CT-156 Harvard II
  • CT-155 Hawk
  • CH-139 Jet Ranger
  • King Air C-90B
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