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Commander of the British Empire

Prize: National/international honour

Awarded date8 Jun 2019
Degree of recognitionNational

Description

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions. Commander is the third of the five grades in the Order.