Order o the Bath

The Maist Honourable Order o the Bath (umwhile the Maist Honourable Militar Order o the Bath)[1] is a Breetish order o chivalry foondit bi George I on 18 Mey 1725.[2]

Maist Honourable Order o the Bath
Order of the Bath-Badge Template
Awairdit bi Soverane o the Unitit Kinrick
Teep Order o chivalry
an ICH DIEN (Militar Diveesion)
Awairdit for Service, at the monarch's pleisur
Status Currently constitutit
Soverane Elizabeth II
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Knight/Dame Grand Cross (GCB)
Knicht/Dame Commander (KCB/DCB)
Companion (CB)
Umwhile grades Knicht Companion (KB)
Established 18 Mey 1725
Next (heicher) Order o St Paitrick
Next (lawer) Order o the Starn o Indie
Order o the Bath reebin baur
Reebin bar o the Order o the Bath


  1. The wird "Militar" wis remuived from the name bi Queen Victoria in 1847. Letters Patent datit 14 Apryle 1847, quotit in Statutes 1847.
  2. Statutes 1725, awtho Risk says 11 Mey
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