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  The Monarchy Today > Queen and public > Honours > Order of the British Empire
The Order of the British Empire recognises distinguished service to the arts and sciences, public services outside the Civil Service and work with charitable and welfare organisations of all kinds.
A Chapel for the Order was built in the cathedral crypt (where Nelson, Wellington and Sir Christopher Wren are buried, amongst others).
Its formal dedication in 1969 was attended by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh (Grand Master of the Order).
www.royal.gov.uk /OutPut/Page4886.asp   (394 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)

  
 Commander of the Order of the British Empire
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was created in 1917 by King George V, to recognize war time services and contributions to th Empire during and following World War II.
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)

  
  Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power
Most immigrants from the British isles died soon after arriving, and it was to the Caribbean that most of them went in the 17th century.
The British role in the “scramble for Africa” in the last quarter of the 19th century began at the behest of evangelicals, to suppress the Indian Ocean slave trade to the Middle East.
Empire, in the sense that Ferguson uses it, is a projection of the nationalism of some nation or other.
www.johnreilly.info /fergemp.htm   (2446 words)

  
  Mandy's British Royalty - Orders and Honors
James V bestowed the insignia of the 'Order of the Burr or Thissil' on Francis I of France in 1535.
This Order was instituted in 1917 by George V at the same time as the Order of the British Empire was founded, and it is sometimes regarded as a junior class of the Order of Merit.
This Order was instituted in April 1818 by the Prince Regent, later George IV, and it was intended to commemorate the placing of the Ionian Islands under British protection; originally, it was intended for distinguished citizens of the islands, and also of Malta.
www.mandysroyalty.org /Honors.html   (2537 words)

  
  Order of the British Empire - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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).
At the foundation of the Order, the "Medal of the Order of the British Empire" was instituted.
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.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/KBE   (2128 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).
In 2004, a House of Commons Select Committee recommended changing the name of the award to the "Order of British Excellence", and changing the rank of "Commander" to "Companion" as the former was said to have a "militaristic ring".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Order_of_the_British_Empire   (2092 words)

  
 Order of the British Empire - the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
King George V founded the Order to fill gaps in the British honours system: The MostHonourable Order of the Bath honoured only senior military officers and civil servants, The Most Distinguished Order of St Michaeland St George honoured diplomats and the Royal VictorianOrder honoured those who had personally served the Royal Family.
The British Sovereign is the Sovereign of the Order and appointsall other members of the Order (by convention, on the advice of the Government).
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)

  
 British East India Company - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as "John Company", was a joint-stock company which was granted an English Royal Charter by Elizabeth I on December 31, 1600, with the intention of favouring trade privileges in India.
British judicial personnel would also be sent to India to administer the British legal system.
Internal Administration of British India – the Bill laid the foundation of the British centralized bureaucratic administration of India which would reach its peak at the beginning of the twentieth century with the governor-generalship of George Nathaniel Curzon, 1st Baron Curzon.
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 British Empire -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The British Empire was the world's first global power and history's largest Empire; by 1921, it held sway over a population of 500–600 million people — roughly a quarter of the world's population — and covered about 15.1 million square miles (nearly 37 million square kilometres), roughly 35% of the world's total land area.
The British Empire came together over 300 years through a succession of phases of expansion by trade, settlement, or conquest, interspersed with intervals of pacific commercial and diplomatic activity, or imperial contraction.
From the perspective of the colonies, the record of the British Empire is mixed.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/23/british-empire.html   (977 words)

  
 Peerage and Nobility of the United Kingdom
The order of precedency to be observed in England was settled by an Act of Parliament passed in the thirty-first year of the reign of Henry VIII.
Officers of the Order of the British Empire.
Wives of Officers of the Order of the British Empire.
www.scotlandroyalty.org /peerage.html   (2757 words)

  
 Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) - Veterans Affairs Canada
The order was created mainly to award non-combatant services to the war and was to include women, whom most existing orders excluded.
When the order was created in 1917 it had only one division, but was divided into Civil and Military divisions in 1918.
The order took an abrupt change in 1937 when the insignia and the colour of the ribbon were changed.
www.vac-acc.gc.ca /remembers/sub.cfm?source=collections/cmdp/mainmenu/group01/mbe   (474 words)

  
 Four Americans receive Honorary British awards - British Embassy, Washington, DC from BritainUSA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Rev. Andrew Mead is being recognized for his continuing contribution to spiritual and pastoral needs of the families of the British victims and in particular for his part in organizing a multi-faith service of prayer at St Thomas on 20 September for the British victims of the WTC terrorist attack.
The CBE is the third class of the Order of the British Empire: Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
The OBE is the fourth class of the Order of the British Empire: Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.
www.britainusa.com /embassy/articles_show.asp?SarticleType=20&Article_ID=510   (1377 words)

  
 Order of Precedence in England and Wales
However, the Order of 1520 was held in high regard, and was adopted by the commissioners for executing the office of Earl Marshal in 1595 when they were asked by Elizabeth I to inquire into place and precedence.
For the modern orders, precedence is defined in the statutes of the order.
Statutes of the Order of the British Empire
www.heraldica.org /topics/britain/order_precedence.htm   (5531 words)

  
 NZDF Medals - The British Empire Medal
Instituted in 1922 as a lower level award connected with the Order of the British Empire, the British Empire Medal (BEM) was originally awarded to non commissioned officers and civilians for meritorious service.
Between 1957 and 1974 the medal and various grades of the Order of the British Empire were also awarded for gallantry, and this was denoted by crossed oak leaves on the ribbon.
British State Honours are instituted under Royal Warrants signed by the reigning Sovereign at the time the Order or Honour was created.
medals.nzdf.mil.nz /category/g/g12.html   (364 words)

  
 OBE - Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
The order could be given generously for services to the Empire at home, in India and in the Dominions and colonies.
The order was created mainly to award non-combatant services to the war and was to include women, whom most existing orders excluded.
The order took an abrupt change in 1937 when the insignia and the colour of the ribbon were changed.
www.64-baker-street.org /honours/hon_british_empire_order.html   (444 words)

  
 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
Appointment to all Orders of Chivalry was confined to those of noble birth until well into the 19th century.
King George V solved the problem by instituting a new order of chivalry: The Order of the British Empire.
The British Empire Medal is associated with the Order and for those who already hold the medal, several bars may be attached.
www.camelotintl.com /heritage/honours/britemp.html   (378 words)

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

  
 Order of the British Empire - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Image:Cmdr of the British Empire badge.JPG The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V.
The poet Benjamin Zephaniah publicly rejected an OBE in 2003 because he said it reminds him of "thousands of years of brutality—it reminds me of how my foremothers were raped and my forefathers brutalised"[1].
In 2004, a House of Commons Select Committee recommended changing the name of the award to the "Order of British Excellence".
www.netipedia.com /index.php/OBE_(honour)   (2006 words)

  
 Order of the British Empire - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British Empire, Order of the (OBE) Military and civil order or knighthood, bestowed as a reward for public service to the Commonwealth of Nations.
An Empire Like No Other: The British experience was unique; America will write its own chapters.
Empire: the Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power.(Brief Article)(Young Adult Review)(Audiobook Review)
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1O142-BritishEmpireOrderofthe.html   (405 words)

  
 UK Medals
British Military and Criminal History in the period 1900 to 1999.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was established by King George V in June 1917.
Entry into the order does not have to be at the lowest rank of Member, but membership can't be awarded posthumously.
www.stephen-stratford.co.uk /uk_medals.htm   (440 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).
At the foundation of the Order, the "Medal of the Order of the British Empire" was instituted.
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.
www.solarnavigator.net /british_empire_medal.htm   (1536 words)

  
 Order of Wear
Appointments to, or promotions in, the Order of the British Empire and awards of the British Empire Medal, granted between 6th December 1957 and 19th June 1974, for Gallantry, are so described, and a silver oak leaf Emblem is worn on the riband.
A person appointed to the Order between 6th December 1957 and 19th June 1974, for Gallantry, and subsequently promoted in the Order, retains and wears the insignia of the lower Class with the Emblem in addition to the insignia of the higher Class whether promoted for Gallantry or otherwise.
The Indian Order of Merit (Military and Civil) is distinct from the Order of Merit instituted in 1902.
www.honours.gov.uk /honours/wear.aspx   (2011 words)

  
 The (British) Empire Strikes Back - Empire? - Global Policy Forum
It lived for centuries, covered a quarter of the world's landmass and radically shaped modern-day Britain, yet schools have tended to sidestep the thorny history of the British Empire.
The British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, like the very institution it was set up to commemorate, did not happen without a fight.
Michael Riley, co-author of a new text book called The Impact of Empire, written for children aged 11 to 14, says one of the main obstacles to teaching the history of the empire is giving coherence to such a complex and vast subject.
www.globalpolicy.org /empire/analysis/2004/0713strikesback.htm   (782 words)

  
 Category:Members of the Order of the British Empire... - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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 Pacific Publishing Company - Magnolia environmentalist awarded honorary Order of the British Empire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
British consul Martin Uden, OBE honoree David Dougherty and the ever-present Mayor Greg Nickels at the March 9 ceremony.
Her Majesty the Queen has awarded an honorary OBE (Officer, Order of the British Empire) to Magnolia's David Dougherty, a world leader in recycling market development in Seattle, the United Kingdom and other countries.
The British Consul-General of San Francisco Martin Uden presented the OBE to Dougherty at a ceremony in the Mayor's office on March 9.
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 MN Awards - Sea Gallentry
With the Order of the British Empire came the Empire Gallantry Medal, the then highest award for civilian acts of gallantry.
The Empire Gallantry Medal was revoked by Royal Warrant in favour of the George Cross on 24 September 1940.
British Merchant Navy personnel were eligible for all Royal Navy gallantry awards: a right, which they earned through their unstinting devotion to duty in times of war, yet they were not consulted about these changes.
www.gordonmumford.com /m-navy6a.htm   (1688 words)

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