9 Wing is located at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Gander and is under the operational command of 1 Canadian Air Division.
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 includes 9 Air Reserve Flight. It augments and supports the operations, administrative and technical functions of the base. The wing is also host to Canadian Forces Station 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.
9 Wing/CFB Gander is rich in aviation history. From its beginnings as a strategic location during the war, Gander served as a staging area for the Royal Air Force Ferry Command. Gander’s importance during the war continued to be equally important during peacetime.
Read about the history of 9 Wing Gander.