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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Stokoe, who is the director at Jumeirah English Speaking School in Dubai, received an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to education.
She is the recipient of the Officer of the British Empire, an honor bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in 2000, and has also earned a Star on the acclaimed Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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HONOUR: Stella McCartney holds her Officer of the British Empire (OBE) award
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For there among the names is Heidi Mottram, of Holmfirth, who has been made an Officer of the British Empire for her services to the rail industry in her role as managing director of Northern Rail.
TOKYO - Japanese playwright and theater director Hideki Noda has been made an Honorary Officer of the British Empire for his contribution to bilateral relations between Japan and Britain through art.
Recipients currently receive titles such as Member of the British Empire, MBE, or Officer of the British Empire, OBE.
What makes an Officer of the British Empire (OBE) more deserving than a mere Member of the British Empire (MBE).
Trautmann, whose heroics on the football field for Manchester City are still fondly remembered, will be awarded an honorary Officer of the British Empire (OBE).
In June 2009 he was named Officer of the British Empire in the Queen's birthday honours list for his contribution to the computer games industry and his charitable work.
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