United Kingdom: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Instituted: 4 June 1917 by King George V.
Awarded: For services in any realm of activity, including non-combattant military ones.
Grades: Five (Knight/Dame Grand Cross, Knight/Dame Commander, Commander, Officer and Member) plus a Medal, in Civil and Military Divisions.
Post-nominal letters: - Knight/Dame Grand Cross - GBE; Knight Commander - KBE; Dame Commander - DBE; Commander - CBE; Officer - OBE; Member - MBE.
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