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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The two aviators were a week later awarded the honour of Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) by King George V at Windsor Castle.
She was later given the title of Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1958 by Queen Elizabeth II which was announced in supplements to the London Gazette under the title "Sitt Nur Haider Saeed, Headmistress, Sheikh Othman Girls' Primary School."
A Korean-British human rights activist is among the recipients of this year's Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
The 79-year-old is to be made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE).
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).
In 2005, Ms Saiyid became the first woman in Pakistan to be awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) in recognition of her services to women's rights, education, democracy, intellectual property rights and Anglo-Pakistan relations.
Malaysian professor Teo Soo-Hwang has been awarded an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) award by Queen Elizabeth II for her contributions in medical research, the British High Commission said today.
London [U.K.], December 8 ( ANI ): It's definitely a good year for Ed Sheeran as the two-time Grammy winner has recently been honoured with the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for a glittering musical career and charity work by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.
He is also a Knight Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and has the order of New Zealand, among many other things.
Both Nishat and Shazia have been appointed Honorary Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE).
Heather Harper, who is British Conservatives Abroad chairwoman, told the GDN she was "incredibly humbled" by the honour, which stands for member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire which she has received "for political service".
It was Yeats and not the lads and lassies in the GPO who freed us from the chains of British bondage, according to this Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
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