17 Wing Winnipeg

17 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base Winnipeg. 17 Wing generates, delivers and sustains air missions in support of the RCAF mandate, and provides support to Lodger Units and the CAF. It provides ab initio aircrew training, specialized education and aircrew environmental skills training.

As a support base, 17 Wing provides administrative, operational, and logistical support to more than 113 units at 35 sites and 10 armouries across an extended geographical area. 17 Wing also supports NORAD fighter operations as a Deployed Operations Base for the CF-18 Hornets as required.17 Wing proudly supports both 1 and 2 Canadian Air Divisions as lodger units.

History

RCAF Station Winnipeg officially opened in April 1925 - one of the first Air Force Bases in Canada. During World War II, RCAF Station Winnipeg became a major part of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. The 402 “City of Winnipeg” Squadron has been based in Winnipeg since 1932. 1994 saw the arrival of 435 Transport and Rescue Squadron, and in 1998 support of Detachment Dundurn in Saskatchewan was moved to 17 Wing. In 2017, 17 Wing was realigned under 2 Canadian Air Division.

Read more about the history of 17 Wing Winnipeg.

Squadrons

Schools

Equipment

Wing badge

Prospice - "Looking forward"

Significance: The canoe resting on water recalls the location of 17 Wing in Winnipeg near the meeting of historic waterways. The arrowhead in the shape of the maple leaf refers to the Wing’s varied responsibilities for air defence.

Command team

Colonel J.G.D. Proteau, CD

Colonel J.G.D. Proteau, CD

Chief Warrant Officer Claude Faucher

Chief Warrant Officer Claude Faucher

Wing news

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary

Join the RCAF - Dare to be extraordinary
February 1, 2020

People in full regalia parade on grass.

RCAF Tartan: How it all began

In 1942, the RCAF tartan and the first RCAF Pipe Band came into being side by side under the guidance of Group Captain Elmer G. Fullerton at No. 9 Service Flying Training School at Summerside, Prince Edward Island.
April 6, 2021

A single image of portions of three air force badges, all portraying an eagle at their centre.

RCAF celebrates 97 years of service

The Royal Canadian Air Force was officially born on April 1, 1924. However, its roots go back to 1917, and the establishment of the Royal Flying Corps Canada in southern Ontario.
April 1, 2021

A photo of a man wearing a blue military uniform with medals. Behind him is a Canadian flag.

Drive, service a way to give back

Chief Warrant Officer Keith Mitchell could add two more years to his exceptional, 40-plus year military service, culminating in his award of the Cross of Valour, but he’s calling it a career on March 31, 2021.
March 31, 2021

A photo montage of six people wearing military, civilian and sporting clothes. In the middle of the montage is a military crest around which are the words “SOLDIER ON” and “SANS LIMITES”.

Together, apart: connection through physical challenge

The 4x4x48 Challenge, during which participants walk or run four miles every four hours for 48 hours, allowed a team of six military members to come together virtually and support Soldier On.
March 30, 2021

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Contact information

17 Wing/CFB Winnipeg
PO Box 17000 Station Forces
Winnipeg MB  R3J 3Y5

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: 204-833-2500 ext 6499
Fax: 204-833-2534
Email: PubAffairs@forces.gc.ca