United Kingdom: The Most Honourable Order of the Bath
Awarded: For outstanding service in the Armed Forces or Civil Service.
Grades: Originally 1; since 1815 3 (Knight or Dame Grand Cross, Knight or Dame Commander, and Companion) in two divisions, Civil and Military.
Original Insignia of a Knight of the Bath 1725-1815
This is very similar to that worn by a GCB (Civil) today
Page last updated: 21 February 2016