Order of the British Empire

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Order of the British Empire

An order of chivalry established by King George V (UK) in 1917 to honour military and civil achievements. Those who receive GBE (Knight/Dame Grand Cross) or KBE/DBE (Knight/Dame Commander) of the OBE are allowed to use the pre-nominal Sir or Dame; all can use the post-nominal (GBE, KBE, DBE, CBE, OBE, or MBE). Top-tier professors and doctors in the UK are often honoured with an Order of the British Empire for services above and beyond the call of duty.

Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in descending order
GBE—Knight Grand Cross of the OBE or Dame Grand Cross of the OBE
KBE/DBE—Knight Commander of the OBE/Dame Commander of the OBE
CBE—Commander of the OBE
OBE—Officer of the OBE
MBE—Member of the OBE

OBE—Order of the British Empire
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Jo's significant contribution to the UK economy was rewarded this summer by Queen Elizabeth II with the title of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).
American actor and film director Sam Wanamaker receives an honorary CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) from the Queen, after tirelessly advocating that an exact replica of the Globe Theatre be built in London.
Kemp, a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (we all know it better as a CBE) and Emeritus Professor of Egyptology at Cambridge University, reported on some of his recent work excavating and partially reconstructing Amarna's Great Temple of Aten, one of the most unusual and intriguing temple structures in Egypt.
London, June 29 ( ANI ): British Olympic ace Mo Farah was honoured with the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Prince Charles at the Buckingham Palace after his performances in the London Olympics.
Dr Braddock, principal and chief executive at Birmingham Metropolitan College, was already a CBE but received a DBE - Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - for services to further education.
In recognition of the unique role he played during the tragedy, he was named Time's 2001 Person of the Year and Queen Elizabeth II granted him an honorary title of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
Gates is not a UK citizen and so is not allowed to use the title 'Sir', instead he will be entitled to put the letters KBE - Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire - after his name.
He was named Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for his help in securing landing rights in New York for the Concorde; was a recipient of the Bronze Medallion, New York City's highest civic award; and was named a "Living Landmark" by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.
The retired Formula 1 driver spoke out after being presented with a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
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