Canadian Airborne Gunners

Canadian Airborne Gunners

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Glass Treasure 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

• return from duty

• paying tribute to a veteran


Each Canadian Airborne Gunners 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. 


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.  

Support Our Troops Fund

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! 

March 27, 2021

Dear Bonnie

Today I received plate #1 of the Canadian Airborne Gunner glass plate. What a wonderful piece of art. I believe that many Airborne Gunners would like one because they are such a nice piece of memorabilia.

Thanks for creating this lovely plate.  Keep up the great work.

For info, this is what I said to Bill Tremain and our Airborne Gunner friends:

Dear Bill and my Airborne Gunner Friends

Thank you so very much for honoring me with Plate #1 bearing our Airborne Gunner crest. What a wonderful gift, which I will treasure along with my Airborne Gunner coin, Gauthier Jumper and other paraphernalia and memorabilia. A beautiful plate.

Bill and fellow jumpers – I am incredibly proud to be part of a great group of Airborne Gunners – a tight knit team that looks after each other, ever leading the way in the RCA.

I will find a special place to hang this wonderful plate, to remind me always of the great times together leaping out of airplanes, soldiering and sharing the good times. Those were great days!

Bill, on my behalf please thank all our Airborne Gunner friends for thinking of me and bestowing this honour upon me – but the honour and glory goes to the many of all ranks who have and continue to serve the guns as Airborne Gunners!

Thanks much. Keep your feet and knees together!





Thanks again Bonnie



***"The following photos are of proud recipients of Canadian Airborne Badge Plates.  I'm looking forward to adding more photos of proud recipients of the Airborne Gunners plates as soon as I receive some."                Bonnie Saunders

July 24, 2012
"Bonnie I received this plate from my sons for my birthday, it was a fantastic surprise and a great gift!  The package was expertly shipped, and the plate is presented in a great frame - the craftsmanship is incredible and I wanted to pass on my compliments to you for such a great work of art.  Many thanks!"

Mark Albers

Canadian Airborne Regiment Mark Albers

2013:  "Hi Bonnie. I received my plate I ordered. What a beautiful job you've done girl! Love the background and surrounding colour scheme. Everyone is very impressed by it. Even if they don't know about or even heard about the Airborne Regiment. Thank you again and Keep posting the good stuff! Cheers and all the best!" 

2014:  "Hi Bonnie. Got my plate today! Thanx so much, it's looks even better for some reason. lol.... I'll try to get a pic of me with both of the plates I have. Cheers and thanx again!"

Dean "Duke" Cuthbert

Canadian Airborne Regiment and PPCLI Centennial with Dean Duke Cuthbert


A fantastic trip to the post office today, receiving such an awesome plate... Thank you to my sweet beautiful Annie & to our talented friend Bonnie, who both Got er Dun....you rock...  AIRBORNE!!!"

Neil Schofield

Canadian Airborne Regiment Neil Schofield
October 22, 2018
"Hello Bonnie;
Attached please find a photo of myself, David McCrindle with the marvellous plate you made for me. I am extremely happy with it and will cherish it for many years to come. It is absolutely outstanding. My sister in law Kathy & her Husband Ron definitely surprised me with this wonderful gift. So I thank them both very much as well. It was a fantastic gift for my 65th Birthday!!!!
Thank You very much,"

David McCrindle
Canadian Airborne Regiment Dave McCrindle
Sample of engraved plaques to personalize it: 

Personalized Engraving Gaza Strip

**Testimonials and photos are always welcome!