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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In 2008, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for services to the arts.
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Giff was appointed an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1996 for services to business management and the community.
This is followed by Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), awarded for having a major local role in any activity, and Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), awarded for an outstanding achievement or service to the community.
In 2017, she was awarded the London Design MedaL and in 2015 was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).--KATIERICHARDS
Lessing, who grew up in the British colony of Southern Rhodesia, rejected the accolade as it was"given in the name of a nonexistent empire." Though she also turned down an Officer of the Order of the British Empire honour, or OBE, she went on to accept the title of Companion of Honour for"conspicuous national service," as well as the 2007 Nobel Prize for Literature.
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