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  Orders and decorations: Initialisms (British Empire and Commonwealth)
D.B.E. Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
K.B.E. Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
K.G. Knight of the Order of the Garter
www.regiments.org /biography/orddec-a.htm   (551 words)

  
 Order of the British Empire - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Commander's Badge of the Order of the British Empire
At the foundation of the Order, the "Medal of the Order of the British Empire" was instituted.
The Usherof the Order is known as the Gentleman Usher of the Purple Rod; he does not, unlike his Order of the Garter equivalent (theGentleman Usher of the Black Rod), perform any duties related to the House of Lords.
www.encyclopedia-of-knowledge.com /?t=DBE   (1790 words)

  
 Commander of the Order of the British Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Civil Division (CBE)
The chapel of the order is the crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral, London.
Douglas Wellesley Morrell, CBE, was invested a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1982, for his lifelong service to electrical engineering, and in particular his work with Racal Electronics, a leading British exporter of radio and electronics technology.
www3.sympatico.ca /rjwmorrell/cbe.htm   (269 words)

  
 Knights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Originally it was intended that the Order of the Garter was to consist of twenty four knights, however during 1349/50 it consisted of himself as Sovereign together with twenty five Knights Companion, one of whom was the Prince of Wales, the fl Prince.
home.earthlink.net /~ronaldgcus/Knights.htm   (2833 words)

  
 Order of the British Empire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V.
The British monarch is Sovereign of the Order and appoints all other members of the Order (by convention, on the advice of the Government).
The Usher of the Order is known as the Gentleman Usher of the Purple Rod; he does not, unlike his Order of the Garter equivalent (the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod), perform any duties related to the House of Lords.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire   (2152 words)

  
 Cambridge University Heraldic and Genealogical Society -- Orders of Chivalry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Knight (or Dame) Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire — G.B.E. Knight (or Dame) Commander of the Order of the British Empire — K.B.E. or D.B.E.)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire — C.B.E. Officer of the Order of the British Empire — O.B.E. Member of the Order of the British Empire — M.B.E. Motto: For God and the Empire;
The insignia and dress of this Order were much changed in 1937 by the new Grand Master, Her late Majesty Queen Mary.
www.cam.ac.uk /societies/cuhags/orderofc/brit_emp.htm   (353 words)

  
 Order of the British Empire
The first two (Knight Grand Cross Order of the British Empire and Knight of the Order of the British Empire) confer knighthood, the three lower levels are Commander [top left], Officer [top right] and Member [bottom left].
The medals of the order were changed considerably in 1937 when the insignia was redesigned and the colour of the ribbons were changed.
British Empire Medal which is not strictly a part of the Order.
www.vvaa.org.au /ord-be.htm   (230 words)

  
 MBE ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE MEMBER BRITISH EMPIRE - SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE
The British Sovereign is the Sovereign of the Order and appoints all other members of the Order (by convention, on the advice of the Government).
The Order is limited to 100 Knights and Dames Grand Cross, 845 Knights and Dames Commanders, and 8960 Commanders.
Male Knights Commanders and Commanders wear the badge from a ribbon around the neck; male Officers and Members wear the badge on a chest ribbon; all females (other than Dames Grand Cross) wear it on a bow on the left shoulder.
www.solarnavigator.net /british_empire_medal.htm   (1536 words)

  
 CNN.com - Call to scrap British knighthoods - Jul 13, 2004
Commander of the Order of British Excellence (CBE)
"The title 'Order of the British Empire' was now considered to be unacceptable, being thought to embody values that are no longer shared by many of the country's population," it said.
The House committee said the new Order of British Excellence should, as far as possible, mirror the old one, with the same three levels of Member, Officer and Commander, and the same initials of MBE, OBE and CBE.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/07/13/uk.honors/index.html   (891 words)

  
 W3C Director Tim Berners-Lee to be made Knight Commander, Order of the British Empire
Order of the British Empire, one of the Orders of Chivalry awarded.
Berners-Lee, 48, a British citizen who lives in the United States, is being knighted in recognition of his "services to the global development of the Internet" through the invention of the World Wide Web.
Berners-Lee, who was cited by Time Magazine in 1999 as one of the 100 greatest minds of the 20th century, is a Distinguished Fellow of the British Computer Society, an Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
www.w3.org /2003/12/timbl_knighted   (877 words)

  
 Order of Precedence when wearing medals
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
The order of precedence for the Naval General Service Medal 1915-62 and General Service Medal 1918-62 (Army and Air Force) will vary from person to person depending on when the person earned the first clasp.
Clasps to these medals should be worn on the ribbon in order of date of receipt.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-medals/order.htm   (431 words)

  
 westcoastmusic: Roger Daltrey (The Who) to be a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
Roger Daltrey (The Who) to be a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire)
Roger Daltrey to be a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).
Roger Daltrey, 60 y.o., the rock icon from The Who, is today among a number of high-profile figures from the world of music and entertainment to be honoured as a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).
noted.blogs.com /westcoastmusic/2004/12/roger_daltrey_t.html   (411 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Weinstein honored by Queen Elizabeth II   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Weinstein was named a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE, in recognition of his contribution to the British film industry, the British consul-general in New York, Thomas Harris, said Monday.
The British consulate said Weinstein's honor would be bestowed at a ceremony in the coming months.
In 2002, the Weinsteins were awarded the British Film Institute's highest accolade, the bfi Fellowship.
www.usatoday.com /life/people/2004-04-19-weinstein-queen_x.htm   (227 words)

  
 Clapton Gets Honor From Buckingham Palace - MSNBC Wire Services - MSNBC.com
LONDON - Rock guitarist Eric Clapton set aside his "rebellious streak" to become a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, or CBE.
The 59-year-old singer-songwriter described the honor _ conferred by Princess Anne, daughter of Queen Elizabeth II, during a ceremony Wednesday at Buckingham Palace _ as the "icing on the cake" of his career.
Clapton, who was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, or OBE, in 1994, first found fame in the 1960s as a member of the Yardbirds, before going on to achieve even greater international acclaim with the group Cream.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/6398480   (348 words)

  
 NRIOL.COM - Snippets - Vikram Seth gets British title
The Indian author Vikram Seth has been awarded the British title - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).
The British Culture Secretary Chris Smith presented the honour to Seth for his services to literature.
Vikram is a prodigious writer and has to his credit three novels, a travel guide on China and many publications on poetry.
www.nriol.com /content/snippets/archives/500/snippet406.html   (201 words)

  
 PlaybillArts: News: New Year's Day Honours List Includes Founder of Leeds Piano Competition
Waterman was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, receiving the female equivalent of a knighthood.
Pianist John Lill was named a Commander of the British Empire (CBE); composer Karl Jenkins was named an Officer of the British Empire (OBE).
The legendary baritone in recital at the legendary opera house.
www.playbillarts.com /news/article/1083.html   (309 words)

  
 Maudsley, Henry Carr - Bright Sparcs Biographical entry
During World War I, Maudsley served with the Australian imperial Force both in Greece and at their London headquarters.
He has received three imperial honors including the appointment to Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE).
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) and Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)
www.asap.unimelb.edu.au /bsparcs/biogs/P001278b.htm   (291 words)

  
 Rolling Stone : Rockers Or Knights?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
When Eric Clapton was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire last month, he joined an elite group of British rockers, including Sting, Ray Davies and David Gilmour, who have received the royal honor.
Generally awarded to scientists, civil servants and journalists, the CBE is one step below knight, which allows Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Elton John to use "Sir" in front of their names.
The betting experts at William Hill Bookmakers, a British firm that puts odds on everything from horse races to U.S. presidential elections, predict which rock stars are likely to follow in the footsteps of Sir Mick and Commander Clapton in the next decade.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/6773535/rockers_or_knights   (364 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | Technology | Web's inventor gets a knighthood
Sir Tim was recently reunited with the machine he used to invent the web when he e-mailed 80 schools from the UN's summit on the information society.
The British scientist, who lives in the US, was told he was getting the unexpected Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the New Year honours list a few days ago - by telephone, not by e-mail.
Banned from using the university's computer when he and a friend were caught hacking
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/technology/3357073.stm   (484 words)

  
 Playbill News: To Sir, With Love: Two-Time Tony Winner Alan Bates Knighted in Britain
2002 Tony Award winner Alan Bates was chosen for this year's British honor of knighthood along with film director Ridley Scott.
Actor Brian Cox declined the honor of knighthood but accepted a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire).
Veteran actress Jean Simmons received an OBE (Office of the Order of the British Empire).
www.playbill.com /news/article/77111.html   (395 words)

  
 Archive of W3C News in 2003
Queen Elizabeth II will make Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director, a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE).
UK Honours are available to all who give service in the United Kingdom.
Berners-Lee, a British citizen, is being knighted in recognition of his services to the global development of the Internet through the invention of the World Wide Web.
www.w3.org /News/2003   (9744 words)

  
 BBC NEWS | UK | Knighthood for Microsoft's Gates
As an American citizen he cannot use the title "Sir" but will be entitled to put the letters KBE after his name.
The entrepreneur was handed an insignia to make him a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
We talked about using computers, and the foundation, and about her travels and ours
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/3428673.stm   (419 words)

  
 Medal Hound- Australia Medals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Victoria Cross, Companion of the Order of Bath and Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Member of the Order of the British Empire and British Empire Medal
Distinguished Service Order, Distinguished Service Cross and Military Cross
www.emering.com /medals/australia/bia.html   (81 words)

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