19 Wing Comox

19 Wing Comox is located at Canadian Forces Base Comox on Vancouver Island. Its Aurora crews keep watch over the Pacific Ocean looking for illegal fishing, migration, drugs and pollution in addition to foreign submarines. With CC-115 Buffalo Aircraft and CH-149 Cormorant Helicopters, they also carry out search and rescue operations in the busiest region in Canada, stretching from the B.C.-Washington border to the Arctic, and from the Rocky Mountains to 1,200 km out into the Pacific Ocean.

In addition to its operational squadrons, the Wing is home to 19 Air Maintenance Squadron and a national training school and the Canadian Forces School of Search and Rescue (CFSSAR). 19 Wing also supports cadet training at the Regional Cadet Gliding School (Pacific) and HMCS Quadra sea cadet camp.

History

The airfield at Comox was opened as a Royal Air Force (RAF) Base in 1942 and was officially constituted as a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Aerodrome on 1 May 1943.

Read more about the history of 19 Wing Comox.

Squadrons

Equipment

Wing badge

"No retreat"

Significance: The crest depicts the Sharp Shinned Hawk resting on a Dogwood tree branch. The Dogwood flower is the provincial flower of B.C.

Command team

Colonel Bryn Elliott

Colonel Bryn Elliott

Chief Warrant Officer Kevin D. Colcy

 Chief Warrant Officer Kevin D. Colcy, CD

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

A painting of a large white aircraft with an engine on fire flying above a submarine.

The RCAF and the Battle of the Atlantic

The Battle of the Atlantic was the largest and longest campaign of the Second World War. The Royal Canadian Air Force was a key partner in winning the battle.
May 3, 2021

A man plays bagpipes on the deck of a ship in the early morning darkness.

HMCS Calgary members are able to remember Stalker 22, together

On the one-year anniversary of the Stalker 22 Cyclone helicopter crash, HMCS Calgary’s embarked Cyclone air detachment hosted a solemn ceremony for the ship’s company on the flight deck in honor of the six members who lost their lives. 
April 29, 2021

A man wearing a mask uses a device to check the temperature of vaccines in a refrigerator.

Wing rolling up its sleeves - Work underway on 60-day, mass vaccination program

14 Wing Greenwood is preparing to put needles in arms, as the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will soon arrive on base for military members.
April 23, 2021

In a photo that shows an Arctic landscape, a big propeller aircraft flies in a blue sky leaving a vapour trail behind it.

Creating a greener future: Moving to sustainable defence operations

The Defence Team is committed to moving quickly to achieve sustainable operations and minimize its impact on the environment.
April 22, 2021

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Contact information

19 Wing Comox
PO Box 1000 Station Main
Lazo BC  V0R 2K0

Shipping address

Bldg 45 – HQ Central Registry
1 Labrador Ln
Lazo BC  V0R 2K0

Public Affairs Officer

Phone: 250-339-8201
Email: 19wingpublicaffairs@forces.gc.ca