Order of the British Empire

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The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (often shortened to Order of the British Empire) is a British order of chivalry founded in 1917. The Order's motto is "For God and the Empire".

In descending order of seniority, the classes are:[1]

  • Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (GBE)
  • Knight/Dame Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE/DBE)
  • Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE)
  • Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE)

References

  1. https://www.gov.uk/honours/types-of-honours-and-awards
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