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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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.
In a statement posted on Twitter, Cardiff Blues flanker Warburton, 29, said: "I am overwhelmed, privileged and very proud to be appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
In a statementposted on Twitter, Cardiff Blues flanker Warburton, 29, said: "I am overwhelmed, privileged and very proud to be appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
Since then, Clegg has undertaken a number of solo projects, besides winning awards such as the Officer of the Order of the British Empire, the South African Order of Ikhamanga and the French Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (Knight of Arts and Letters).
In recognition of his government advisory work, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2004 New Year Honours List.
Pakistan-born Nas Khan, owner and managing director of Jennings Motor Group, was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his charity work and contribution to the economy.
Already an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), Ronnie was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to entertainment and charity.
OBE is short for Officer of the Order of the British Empire and is presented for local achievement.
Barlow was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in June 2012 for his "services to music and to charity.
Jackie Collins with her Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal
Murray received his Officer of the Order of the British Empire medal by Prince William on Thursday, having been awarded the honor in Queen Elizabeth II's New Year's honors list for services to tennis following his victories at the U.
He received the prestigious designation of Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his service to the community.
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