United Kingdom: The Most Honourable Order of the Bath

Ribbon: Crimson.

Instituted: 1725.

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

Original Insignia Civil Division Military Division
Collar Knight of the Bath: Collar Sorry - no picture of reverse
Badge Badge Sorry - no picture of reverse
Star Original K.B. Star, Obverse Original K.B. Star, Reverse
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Page last updated: 21 February 2016