RCAF Armourer (Air Weapons Systems Tech) TAZ

RCAF Armourer (Air Weapons Systems Tech) TAZ

Regular price $185.00


Each RCAF Armourer (Air Weapons Systems Tech) TAZ 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


Each RCAF Armourer (Air Weapons Systems Tech) TAZ 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! 

Feb 17, 2012
"You do wonderful work! Thank you very much for the TAZ Plate. It is a work of art. I include a picture of me with the plate at my office. You can see a paper copy of the TAZ image over my head. It is a very special feeling to know that an image I created will be seen and admired by so many through your works of art. Thanks Bonnie."
Pat Savoie
TAZ Badge Plate Stuart Mickelthwaite

Feb 16, 2012 

"My Taz plate arrived and I was Gobsmacked. Many fond memories of my brothers and sisters in arms came flooding back. To all Gunplummers, bullet heads, bomb monkeys, ya gotta get one for yourselves.  Amazing. It is truly a work of art!"
Stuart Micklethwaite

December 24, 2014
"I have my Taz plate!
Thank you to my most awesome wife Lisa Wells for the great surprise!!! The description reads:
Sgt Mark Wells CD
Your family is very proud of all the sacrifices you've made to your country here and overseas. We love you. You are a true hero.
Thanks Bonnie Saunders...I love it!"
Mark Wells
Borden, ON

Feb 20, 2012
"Much Thanks Bonnie, Awesome Job.........!"
John D Marlowe

Personalized to honour one's loyal and dedicated service!

March 8, 2019
"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

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**Testimonials and photos are always welcome
and Bonnie is grateful AND delighted to share them!
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