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  Omnipelagos.com ~ article "List of honorary British Knights"
Honorary awards are made to people who are not citizens of countries that acknowledge the British Sovereign as their head of state.
If such people later acquire British nationality or the nationality of another Commonwealth Realm, then their awards are usually made substantive, and in the case of knighthoods and dameships they can begin to use the titles.
British Dependent Territories citizens solely connected with Hong Kong by birth, descent or naturalisation lost that status on 30 June 1997 if a citizen of another country, including the Peoples Republic of China.
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Knights Commander and male Commanders wear the badge from a ribbon around the neck; male Officers and Members wear the badge from a ribbon on the left chest; all females (other than Dames Grand Cross) wear it from a bow on the left shoulder.
Knights Grand Cross and Knights Commander prefix "Sir", and Dames Grand Cross and Dames Commander prefix "Dame", to their forenames (never surnames, so Sir Antony Sher can be shortened to Sir Antony, but not Sir Sher).
Knights and Dames Grand Cross and Knights and Dames Commander who are not subjects of the Queen (i.e., not citizens of the United Kingdom or another country ruled by the Queen) are not entitled to the prefix "Sir" or "Dame", but may still use the post-nominal abbreviations.
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 Usher badges - Badges   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
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 :Gateway to Sikhism
The British knew very well that the entire vigour and strength of the Sikhs lay in their religions zeel and it was their religion from which they derived their entire inspiration and power.
For, the British with their experience of 1857 were quite cautious and alert and they sent back Dalip Singh from Aden.The Lahore leaders strictly wanted to adhere to the Sikh ideology enjoined in the Guru Granth and practised in the tradition.
The British Government's actions at Amritsar set the tone of "Dyerachy" for the rest of the povince in which the Sikhs were the worst sufferers of the ruthless repression and suppression carried on by the Government.
www.allaboutsikhs.com /articles/sikhs_and_the_british.htm   (14224 words)

 UCLA's J. Fraser Stoddart adds Knight Bachelor to his list of honors
In 2005, he received an honorary doctor of science degree from the University of Birmingham, and he received the same honor from the University of Twente in the Netherlands in December 2006.
Knights bachelor are the most ancient of the British knights, with the title having originated during reign of King Henry III (1216—1272).
Knights carry the formal title "Sir." Each year, about 20 knighthoods are announced by the queen.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2007-01/uoc--ujf010407.php   (1454 words)

 Holy Rosary Church Knights of Columbus - Council 11841 These Men They Call Knights Information Page
The Knights of Columbus funded the construction of the campanile or Knights' Tower at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The bells for the tower were donated by the Order as well.
If the Knights of Columbus have grown so steadily and strongly since their charter was granted by the State of Connecticut in 1882, much of the credit can go to the firm structural foundation on which the organization was established, and to the caliber of the men attracted to its ranks.
Not only are the Knights of Columbus concerned about young adults being able to attend college, as demonstrated through the scholarship and student loan programs, but they have implemented a plan to allow Catholic young men to associate with others through membership in a Knights of Columbus council on their college campus.
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[Note: Robert Stoddard is listed in "The Belmont Brotherhood," as Chairman of the Board of the Worcester Telegram and Gazette, whose editors belong to the local Committee of the CFR.] Howard Phillips of the USCWF [WACL] board is chairman of the Conservative Caucus and on the board/executive committee of the Council for National Policy.
He heads the U.S. chapter of the Knights of Malta, was a board member of Prodemca (Friends of the Democratic Center in Central America) and also a member of the CFR.
This is British Israel at work, and it multiplies its strength by turning Americans against America by turning the truth into a lie, and at the same time reserves to itself respectability under the cloak of Christian terminology and the American Flag.
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 British honours system: Encyclopedia II - British honours system - Honorary awards
An example of this is Yehudi Menuhin, the American-born violinist and conductor, who was granted an honorary knighthood while still an American citizen, and converted it to a substantive award after he assumed British citizenship.
Tony O'Reilly, who holds both British and Irish citizenship, uses the style "Sir", but has also gained approval from the Irish Government to accept the award as is necessary under the Irish Constitution.
Irish-born Sir Terry Wogan was initially awarded an honorary knighthood, but by the time he collected the accolade from the Queen in December 2005, he had obtained dual-citizenship and the award was upgraded to "regular" one.
www.experiencefestival.com /a/British_honours_system_-_Honorary_awards/id/620132   (416 words)

 List of honorary British Knights Information
This is an incomplete list of people who have been created Honorary Knights (or Dames) by the British crown, as well as those who have been raised to the two comparable Orders of Chivalry (Order of Merit and Order of the Companions of Honour) and the Royal Victorian Chain, which do not carry titles.
The term "British subject" in this context refers to a subject of Her Majesty in right of the United Kingdom.
British nationality was automatically lost by naturalisation in a non-Commonwealth country (such as the United States) prior to 1 January 1949.
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 List of honorary British Knights - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
This is an incomplete list of people who have been created Honorary Knights (or Dames) by the British crown.
In recent years, the following numbers of Honorary Knights and Dames have been created (other than RVOs, which are the Queen's personal prerogative)
Yehudi Menuhin - KBE (1965; later became a British subject)
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/List_of_honorary_British_Knights   (308 words)

 College of Arms Foundation - Activities
Major General Sir Michael Hobbs, KCVO, CBE, Governor of the Military Knights of Windsor, was the guest of honor at a reception on 27 October 2005 at 6 PM hosted by the College of Arms Foundation in New York.
The Knights claim to be the oldest military establishment in the army list and were formed by King Edward III shortly after the Battle of Crécy (1346).
Knights in combat, their faces covered by helmets, required markings in order to be known by their followers.
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 CNN.com - Giuliani 'humbled' by knighthood - October 15, 2001
Honorary titles of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire are also being conferred on the city's police and fire commissioners.
Kerik was honored for "remarkable dedication and professionalism in assisting the relatives of British victims" and Von Essen was cited for "remarkable dedication and professionalism in attempting to save the lives of British nationals." Both can use the initials CBE after their names.
He was also due to lay a wreath at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, which has become a shrine for the British dead in the attack, and thank clergy and parishioners at the tiny church for welcoming the mourning relatives of the dead.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/europe/10/15/gen.guiliani.knighthood   (720 words)

 British Embassy - Press Releases
Mr Lazenby was also the Honorary Welfare Officer of the Mission to Seafarers in Dublin and Honorary Secretary of The Order of St John of God's Hospitaliers for severely handicapped children.
Honorary awards are conferred by The Queen, on the advice of the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary, on those foreign nationals who have made an important contribution to British interests provided the Government of the country concerned has no objections.
The bestowal of an honorary award does not confer the title 'Sir' or 'Dame' on the holder, although the appropriate post-nominal letters may be used, subject to the rules laid down by the authorities of the recipient's country.
www.britishembassy.ie /press/Press_Release_Archive/press_releases_2005/Queens_birthday_honours.htm   (1097 words)

Knights and Dames Grand Cross wear it on a rose pink and pearl grey (until 1937 plain purple) sash, passing from the right shoulder to the left hip.
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.
The badge is in the form of a cross patonce, the obverse of which bears the same field the star (that is, either Britannia or George V and Queen Mary); the reverse bears George V's Royal and Imperial Cypher.
www.solarnavigator.net /british_empire_medal.htm   (1536 words)

 S-Z Hereditary Society Listings
Honorary Membership is extended to holders of the Victoria Cross, the George Cross, and the George Medal.
Eligibility in the Society of Descendants of Knights of the Garter is based upon lineal descent from a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
Honorary Membership is conferred on persons recommended by three Regular Members of the Society, and given unanimous approval by the Board of Governors.
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 Steven Spielberg To Be Knighted - CBS News
Spielberg's award of an honorary knighthood was announced to coincide with the queen's annual New Year's honors list, published Saturday, which rewards celebrities, sports heroes and ordinary Britons who have made a significant contribution to national life.
The honors list is selected by the Labor Party government to honor people in all walks of life for their contributions to their professions and to charity.
Knights use the title Sir, and those awarded the British Empire titles may use the letters after their names.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2000/12/29/entertainment/main260401.shtml   (1006 words)

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Knight Commander of Rizal, Order of the Knights of Rizal (Philippines).
Honorary Board Member of the World Business University Association (WBUA), USA, http://www.wbua.com.
Chosen and officially listed as one of the "2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century", 2005,
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 BBC NEWS | UK | Guide to the Honours
British honours are awarded on merit, for exceptional achievement or service.
Honorary awards for foreign nationals are recommended by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs.
Although Knights Bachelor do not comprise an order of chivalry, knighthood is a dignity which has its origins in Britain in Saxon times.
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 Thousands of NAMES OF KNIGHTS AND TITLES for your dog or pet from Chinaroad Lowchens of Australia -
The 25 Knights Founders Of The Garter (1348)
List of those accompanying William the Conqueror on his Invasion of England in 1066
Lists the names of the retinue leaders, and any knights or esquires listed among the retinues.
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 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
King George V solved the problem by instituting a new order of chivalry: The Order of the British Empire.
A civilian list is drawn up by the Prime Minister and a military list by the Secretary of State for Defence.
The British Empire Medal is associated with the Order and for those who already hold the medal, several bars may be attached.
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When Adolf Hitler decided to establish a commando force similar to that which had already been developed by the British, Skorzeny was recommended to him as the perfect man for the job.
According to persistent rumors, at least a part of the treasure was sent to the "Externsteine" where it was sealed off in one of the many grottoes which pock- mark the great rock formation (see Ill. 38 and 47).
These are sordid matters and 'conspiracy theory', with its many half-truths, misdirections and outright frauds is used politically by different groups with major and minor effects spread throughout the spectrum of time and thought.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/List of honorary British Knights
In recent years, the following numbers of Honorary Knights and Dames have been created (other than Knights and Dames in the Royal Victorian Order, which is the Queen's personal prerogative).
Ralf Dahrendorf - KBE (1982; later became a British subject)
Bruce Keogh - KBE (2003; later became a British subject)
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 The British Honours System
Knights of the Garter, of the Thistle, and of St. Patrick
Baronets are hereditary knights; the title is generally bestowed upon middling landowners with an income of at least £3000 a year.
Knights Bachelor are knights not belonging to an Order and outnumber all the orders put together.
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 CNN.com - U.S. general knighthood sparks row - May 25, 2004
Tommy Franks was given the honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire for his "inspirational leadership" on Tuesday in a private ceremony.
The honorary KBE (Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) is equivalent in ranks to British knights like Sir Richard Branson, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John.
The award is not without precedent, as an honorary KBE was given to the two U.S. military architects of the Gulf War in 1990, then-Gen. Colin Powell and Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf.
www.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/meast/05/25/iraq.franks.knighthood/index.html   (614 words)

 Bill Gates receives honorary knighthood
Past recipients of the honorary knighthood range from Irish singer Bob Geldof to former U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
The honor was long the preserve of senior soldiers, judges and other servants of the state, but recent years have seen the creation of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Mick Jagger and Sir Elton John.
Microsoft's British facilities include Research Cambridge, a laboratory established in 1997 in the university town that employs 80 scientists.
www.chinadaily.com.cn /english/doc/2005-03/04/content_421778.htm   (396 words)

 Orders and decorations: History (British Empire and Commonwealth)
Note: This is not a comprehensive list, but rather reflects the most important awards, and those most likely to occur as initialisms appended to the names of military officers.
Citations of most awards are published in the London Gazette, although in many cases these are just listings and not the actual citations.
Instituted 25 Mar. 1916 and made retroactive to Aug. 1914, awarded to NCOs and men of the British Army, including the Royal Flying Corps, for individual or associated acts of bravery not of sufficient heroism to merit the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM).
www.regiments.org /biography/orddec-h.htm   (1403 words)

 Tom Jones, John Dankworth become knights; Vivienne Westwood a dame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Jones, 65, the big-voiced singer from Wales, was among the new knights of the realm in the New Year list of honours announced Saturday.
Other well-known names among the newest knights are jazz musician John Dankworth, playwright Arnold Wesker and Lord Ashdown, who recently stepped down as high representative of the international community in Bosnia Herzegovina.
Wesker, 73, along with John Osborne and Brendan Behan, was known as one of the "angry young men" of the British stage in the 1950s.
www.cbc.ca /cp/world/051230/w123070.html   (572 words)

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