RCAF 100 - Royal Canadian Air Force Centennial Commemorative Plate
Celebrate the Royal Canadian Air Force's 100th anniversary in style with Glass Treasures Bonnie Saunders' exquisite and personalized commemorative plate, a timeless tribute to the legacy of excellence and bravery!
The Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) journey towards its 100th anniversary on April 1, 2024 has begun and Bonnie Saunders is extremely privileged to be commissioned by the Royal Canadian Air Force Centennial Association to create something very special to honour the men and women who so proudly served over the past 100 years. This RCAF Centennial Commemorative Plate is now available for proud members, past and present and family members as well!
Unique in it's design and floating above the RCAF Tartan, each stunning Royal Canadian Air Force Centennial Commemorative Plate arrives with special wording to commemorate this incredible milestone for the RCAF and will be cherished for generations! The smaller engraved plaque is best to highlight the recipient’s rank, name and even dates of service. The larger engraved plaque provides an opportunity to be more detailed in regards to one’s service or the commemorative wording for the centennial may also be chosen. Bonnie is happy to assist you with the wording after you have placed your order.
An added feature is a Certificate of Authenticity signed by artisan Bonnie Saunders which depicts some of the RCAF historical details in relation to the RCAF Crests chosen for this collectible keepsake.
EXTENSION FOR CHRISTMAS! This exquisite commemorative plate is now available! Order yours today! Orders needed by Christmas has been extended and must be ordered before November 22, 2023. (Any orders after that time would be considered a “RUSH” order and will have an added extra fee in order to get it to you in time).
Rush orders can be achieved if needed at a slight added cost.
Bonnie has been honored with the privilege to present her work to many special dignitaries, which include: Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar; former Chief of the Defence Staff – General Hillier; Colonel in Chief of Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light infantry (PPCLI), the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and LGen (Retired) Ray Crabbe. Other notable recipients such as HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh: Anne, The Princess Royal and the Premiers of Western Canada have also been recipients of her work. Bonnie wishes to thank you for investing in this heirloom quality keepsake in which a portion of the sales will be donated to the Royal Canadian Air Force Centennial Fund.
• 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 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 royal blue ultra suede and the RCAF Tartan as the backdrop. 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 Certificate of Authenticity that is signed by Bonnie Saunders and applied to the backside of the frame. This is a great added feature for future generations to appreciate.
When you purchase an RCAF Centennial Commemorative 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 RCAF Centennial Fund.
Be sure to have your camera ready! The proud recipients will be pleased beyond measure!
Oct 3, 2023
"Dear Bonnie, It was a real pleasure showing off your excellent craftwork, to the Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force and his top team members. We were all very impressed."
RCAF Association Executive Director
*special thanks to photographer Mr. Sean Costello, CD
When I left the service, the only things I took with me were one uniform, my cap badge, dog tags, shaving kit and a lot of great memories. The plates are not only a great memento of my time in the forces, but they have brought alive all those great memories. The craftsmanship is superb and a fitting testimonial to anyone who is, or has, served in the Cdn Forces. Looking forward to receiving the next plate on my list."
St. Thomas, ON
Dec 7, 2016
"Hi Bonnie, I just want to tell you that Wilf loved his Royal Canadian Air Force badge plate!! As you can tell by his picture, he was proud as a peacock to receive it!! He was thrilled to have such a beautiful piece of art to commemorate his 30 years of service!!
Your quick and helpful suggestions helped get it here in a timely manner!!
You have such great customer service, you even made sure to correct a mistake I forgot!' Lol..
your one in a million!! Keep up the fantastic work!!
Thanks for all you do!!"
March 3, 2022
"I ordered this RCAF Badge Plate for my dad back in 2012 in honour of his 25 years of service in the Armed Forces. He was very proud of it and had it displayed for all to see. I am very proud of my father’s service and still am! When he passed in Dec 2018 I made sure his cherished plate was safe and is proudly displayed in my home and it is now extremely dear to me. I was thrilled when asked to provide a testimonial for Glass Treasures by Bonnie Saunders and have been forever grateful that I was able to make my dad proud with his plate. Thank you Bonnie for doing this!”
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.
Lieutenant-Colonel (Ret'd) Charles Jansen