403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron RCAF
DESERVING TO BE RECOGNIZED
Each stunning 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron RCAF Badge Plate individually produced by Bonnie of Glass Treasures by Bonnie Saunders will certainly be cherished for generations to come. As a thoughtful gift, they are an excellent method to commemorate a variety of occasions for one's loyalty and dedication.
• a retirement or transfer
• gifts for dignitaries
• special awards
• company promotions & recognitions
• a gift for a family member
• an anniversary or birthday
• a personal memento/keepsake
• Change of Command
• Depart With Dignity
• return from duty
• paying tribute to a veteran
PROUDLY PRODUCED IN CANADA!
Each 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron RCAF Badge Plate begins as a clear glass plate which becomes transformed into an exceptional, high quality keepsake. With many complex steps from start to finish, the creation process poses a high degree of difficulty. The delicate procedures result in the brilliantly rich crackle which receives and illuminates light and provides a unique element of depth to each piece. These remarkable heirlooms are rendered individually by Bonnie, with all processes administered on the backside of the glass.
Each 8" plate is framed in a black, 11" open faced solid wood shadow box lined with red ultra suede. Two custom engraved black plaques which sit on the frame add a personalized touch to these mementos, which can be either wall mounted or displayed on a stand. Included is a bilingual Certificate of Authenticity that is signed by Bonnie Saunders and applied to the backside of the frame. This certificate contains a brief description of the mission of the proud members who wear the badge or crest that is featured on the front of the plate. This is a great added feature for future generations to appreciate.
FOR THE PERSONALIZED ENGRAVED PLAQUES THAT SIT ON THE FRAME:
Bonnie recommends highlighting the rank/regimental number and name of the recipient on the smaller plaque. The second, larger engraved plaque provides an opportunity to include 3 additional sentences to better commemorate an occasion or words of choice. This is very important, as it will pass on historical details for future generations. There is a 60 character maximum for each sentence. Bonnie is happy to help you so the wording is perfect for the occasion.
Glass Treasures by Bonnie Saunders provides official products under license from Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, the Department of Defence and the Canadian Forces.
When you purchase a Canadian Forces Badge Plate, not only are you investing in a very unique heirloom, you are also supporting the many men and women who serve to protect us. A portion of each sale will be contributed towards the Support Our Troops Fund.
Be sure to have your camera ready! The proud recipients will be pleased beyond measure! Proud recipient photos of 403 Helicopter Operational Training Squadron RCAF will be added in time as they come in!
March 1, 2022
"I received my badge plate as a gift from my father after my deployment to Libya on HMCS Vancouver.
The plate is a beautiful piece of art and we love having it in our home. Bonnie does amazing work and I would 100% recommend this for anyone. Makes a great gift
Thank you Bonnie!"
October 5, 2011
“Hey Bonnie, I just wanted to send a quick “thank you” for the beautiful plate - you sent it back in August and I haven’t had a chance to thank you. I ordered one for the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment for my boyfriend, Sergeant Kyle Ferguson. I gave it to him for his birthday and he LOVED it! He was amazed at how good it turned out - he said the regiment’s symbol was perfect and exact down to every little detail. We were both very impressed with it and I love being able to glance over at it as a reminder of what Kyle and the rest of the Canadian Forces do for our country. Thank you for your time and dedication at what you do.”
March 13, 2019
"GLASS TREASURES--Unsurpassed in detail, beauty and draftsmanship these glass plates produced by Bonnie Saunders are treasures that will be placed proudly in a place of honor in your home NOW and passed on to your family for generations to come. Bonnie is a unique and true artisan you can trust to make your plate an individual treasure you will be so very proud of."
Jan 7, 2012
"Hi Bonnie, my daughter Trooper Ashley Lewis was presented with her badge plate for the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connoughts Own Rifles) at Christmas time. She was absolutely overjoyed when she saw it and was amazed by the detail and craftsmanship. She was equally surprised when she read the inscription that was written by yourself on the Certificate of Authenticity. Thank you again for all that you do in your work and supporting our troops and those who serve."
August 9, 2022
"Bonnie, It was an honour to receive one of your plates to commemorate my time as Commanding Officer of 2 Mission Support Squadron in Bagotville QC. This plate marks a momentous point in my career as a Logistics Officer in the RCAF. The details and craftsmanship of the plate are exquisite and I reflect on great memories of my time in Command each time I look at it. I will treasure the plate and proudly display it as I move through my Military career."
Colonel Laura Gagné, CD
Jan 18, 2021
Tears of joy, the plates are beautiful! Brian says it was well worth the wait!"
July 16, 2018
"Bonnie, it was such a pleasure to present your beautifully crafted plate to another Commanding Officer at 405 Squadron. LCol Osmond, Marie, was not only the first female Long Range Patrol Commanding Officer but she is also a good friend. I know she has this proudly displayed in her home."
14 Wing Greenwood
"Bonnie, thanks for the fantastic plates! After 40 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces I retired on 13 February 2019 and was formally presented with these in honour of my service. Col Nishika Jardine, an old friend and fellow member of RCEME, presented the Corps plate, and LCol Gabriel Dore, Commanding Officer RCSU (Central), presented the CIL plate. The senior staff of RCEME were highly impressed with the corps plate and are interested in looking to make this part of their routine retirement presentations. If you are interested I'll pass on your contact information to them." Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret'd) Charles Jansen