United Kingdom: The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Ribbon: Rose pink with grey edges.

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.

1st Type (Civil)
1917-35
1st Type (Military)
1917-35
2nd Type (Civil)
1935 - date
2nd Type (Military)
1935 - date
Sorry - no picture Grand Cross: Star Grand Cross: Badge
Grand Cross: Collar Grand Cross: Star Grand Cross: Badge
Grand Cross: Mantle Sorry - no picture Knight or Dame Commander Star
Grand Cross: Mantle Knight Commander: Badge Knight or Dame Commander: Star
Dame Commander: Badge Commander (male) Commander (female)
Dame Commander: Badge Commander (male) Commander (female)
Officer (Male) Member (female)
Officer Member
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Page last updated: 2 April 2007