United Kingdom: Knights Bachelor
Ribbon: Red with yellow edges.
Instituted: The honour of a Knight Bachelor dates to King Henry III (1207-1272), but it was not until 1926 that a distinctive insignia was introduced at the request of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor... and until 1998, they had to buy them!
Awarded: To those on whom Knighthood is conferred, unless as a member of one of the Orders, when the appropriate badge would be worn.
Page last updated: 8 July 2016