order of the bath

ORDER OF BATH (UK)
The Order of the Bath (formally the Most Honourable Order of the Bath) is a British order of chivalry founded by George I on 18 May 1725. The name derives from the elaborate medieval ceremony for appointing a knight, which involved bathing (as a symbol of purification) as one of its elements. The knights so created were known as "Knights of the Bath". George I "erected the Knights of the Bath into a regular Military Order". He did not (as is commonly believed) revive the Order of the Bath, since it had never previously existed as an Order, in the sense of a body of knights who were governed by a set of statutes and whose numbers were replenished when vacancies occurred.

The Order consists of the Sovereign (currently Queen Elizabeth II), the Great Master (currently Charles, Prince of Wales) and three Classes of members:

Knight Grand Cross (GCB) or Dame Grand Cross (GCB)
Knight Commander (KCB) or Dame Commander (DCB)
Companion (CB)
Members belong to either the Civil or the Military Division. Prior to 1815, the order had only a single class, Knight Companion (KB), which no longer exists. Recipients of the Order are now usually senior military officers or senior civil servants. Commonwealth citizens who are not subjects of the Queen and foreign nationals may be made Honorary Members.

The Order of the Bath is the fourth-most senior of the British Orders of Chivalry, after The Most Noble Order of the Garter, The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, and The Most Illustrious Order of St Patrick (dormant).
  1. 3 CDO BDE Keeling, Andrew Myles

    SURNAME Keeling FORENAME Andrew Myles UNIT Royal Marines RANK Brigadier (CBE), Major General (CB) NUMBER AWARD Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Companion of the Order of the Bath PLACE op.Haven Northern Iraq 1991 (CBE), 1994 (CB) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  2. 3 CDO BDE Robison, Garry Stuart

    SURNAME Robison FORENAME Gary Stuart UNIT Royal Marines RANK Major General NUMBER N025751Q AWARD Companion of the Order of the Bath PLACE 2010 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 59446, 12th June 2010, Page 2
  3. 3 CDO BDE Dutton, James Benjamin

    SURNAME Dutton FORENAME James Benjamin UNIT Royal Marines RANK Lieutenant General NUMBER N022005F AWARD Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Knight's Commander of the Order of the Bath, Legion of Merit (USA) PLACE Iraq 2003 (CBE), 2010 (KCB), Iraq (LoM)...
  4. 3 CDO BDE Tailyour, Norman Hastings

    SURNAME Tailyour FORENAME Norman Hastings UNIT Royal Marines (27 Battalion Royal Marines + 45 Commando) RANK Captain (MiD, DSO), Lieutenant Colonel (DSO Bar), Major General (CB) NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches x 2, Distinguished Service Order + Bar, Companion of the Order of the...
  5. 3 CDO BDE Grant, Ferris Nelson

    SURNAME Grant FORENAME Ferris Nelson UNIT Royal Marines (41 Independent Commando) RANK Major (LoM), Major General (CB) NUMBER AWARD Legion of Merit (USA), Companion of the Order of the Bath PLACE Korea (SS), 1967 (CB) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 40253, 13th August 1954...
  6. 3 CDO BDE Beverley, Henry York La Roche

    SURNAME Beverley FORENAME Henry York La Roche UNIT Royal Marines RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER AWARD Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath PLACE Northern Ireland, 1978 (OBE) 1990 (KCB) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 47804...
  7. 3 CDO BDE Fry, Sir Robert Alan

    SURNAME Fry FORENAME Sir Robert Alan UNIT Royal Marines RANK Lieutenant (MiD), Captain (MBE), Colonel/Acting Brigadier (CBE), Lieutenant General (KCB+LoM) NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches, Member of the Order of the British Empire, Commander of the Order of the British Empire...
  8. 3 CDO BDE Rose, John Gordon

    SURNAME Rose FORENAME John Gordon UNIT Royal Marines RANK Major, Major General NUMBER N023345A AWARD Member of the Order of the British Empire, Companion of the Order of the Bath PLACE MBE (Northern Ireland 1992), CB (2008) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 53086, 26th October...
  9. 3 CDO BDE Bevis, Timothy John

    SURNAME Bevis FORENAME Timothy John (Tim) UNIT R.M. Head Operations Military, Ministry of Defence + Director Ops and Planning Division, International Miltary Staff, NATO HQ RANK Brigadier (CBE) + Major General (CB) NUMBER NO289215 AWARD Commander of the Order of the British Empire...
  10. 3 CDO BDE Pounds, Edgar George Derek

    SURNAME Pounds FORENAME Edgar George Derek UNIT R.M. 45 Commando RANK Captain (BSM, MiD), Major (CB) NUMBER AWARD Bronze Star with Combat "V", Mention in Despatches, Companion of the Order of the Bath PLACE Korea (BSM), Cyprus (MiD), 1975 (CB) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London...
  11. 3 CDO BDE Jenkins, Gwyn

    SURNAME Jenkins FORENAME Gwyn UNIT R.M. RANK Major (MBE), Colonel (OBE), Major General (CB) NUMBER N028429W AWARD Member of the Order of the British Empire, Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Companion of the Order of the Bath PLACE 2008 (MBE), Afghanistan 2011-12 (OBE)...
  12. 3 CDO BDE Davis, Edward Grant Martin (Ed)

    SURNAME Davis FORENAME Edward Grant Martin (Ed) UNIT R.M. 45 Commando (Ops Officer) + MOD + C.O. 3 Commando Brigade + Commandant General RM RANK Major + Colonel + Brigadier + Major General NUMBER N028884T AWARD Companion of the Order of the Bath, Commander of the Order of the...
  13. 22 SAS Bradshaw, Adrian John

    SURNAME Bradshaw FORENAME Adrian John UNIT Director of Special Forces RANK Brigadier NUMBER 508707 AWARD Companion of the Order of the Bath PLACE New Year 2009 (January 2010) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 1958 educated Bloxham School educated Reading University commissioned...
  14. PARAS 2 Gray, Michael Stuart

    SURNAME Gray FORENAME Michael Stuart UNIT 1 Para (Commanding Officer) RANK Lieutenant Colonel (OBE), Lieutenant General (KCB) NUMBER 424340 AWARD Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath PLACE Northern Ireland 1970 (OBE), 1985 (KCB)...
  15. 3 CDO BDE Thomas, Jeremy Hywel (Jerry)

    SURNAME Thomas FORENAME Jeremy Hywel (Jerry) UNIT R.M. 3 Commando Brigade (Commanding Officer) RANK Brigadier (DSO) Major General (CB) NUMBER N023398L AWARD Distinguished Service Order, Companion of the Order of the Bath PLACE Afghanistan 2006-2007 (DSO), ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  16. 3 CDO BDE Stickland, Charles Richard (Charlie)

    SURNAME Stickland FORENAME Charles Richard (Charlie) UNIT R.M. HQ 3 Commando Brigade (Chief of Staff) + 42 Commando (C.O.) RANK Lieutenant Colonel (OBE, QCVS), Major General (CB) NUMBER N028196P AWARD Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Queens Commendation for Valuable...
  17. 3 CDO BDE Magowan, Robert Andrew (Rob)

    SURNAME Magowan FORENAME Robert Andrew (Rob) UNIT R.M. RANK Lieutenant Colonel (MBE) + Brigadier (CBE) + Major General (CB) NUMBER N028330Y AWARD Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Member of the Order of the British Empire, Companion of the Order of the Bath PLACE New...
  18. 3 CDO BDE Capewell, David Andrew

    SURNAME Capewell FORENAME David Andrew UNIT 40 Commando (Commanding Officer) + Permanent Joint HQ RANK Lieutenant Colonel (OBE) + Lieutenant General (KCB) NUMBER N028792K AWARD Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath PLACE Afghanistan...
  19. BEACH JUMPERS Fairbanks, Douglas,Jr

    SURNAME Fairbanks FORENAME Douglas,Jr UNIT Commanding Officer RANK Captain NUMBER AWARD Knight Commander of the Order of Bath (K.C.B.) (UK) (honorary) PLACE 1943-45 (awarded 1949) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 9.12.1909 father Douglas Fairbanks (1883-1939) mother Anna Beth...
  20. 3 CDO BDE Messenger, Gordon Kenneth

    SURNAME Messenger FORENAME Gordon Kenneth UNIT R.M. 40 Commando (C.O.) + 3 Commando Brigade (C.O.) + Ministry of Defence + Vice Chief of Defence Staff RANK Major + Colonel + Brigadier + Lieutenant General + General NUMBER N027960S AWARD Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath...
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