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    O. B. E.

    Former Kodak researcher Bob Hunt was awarded the O. B. E. (Order of the British Empire) on the recent Queen's Birthday list. He is the 3rd Kodak person to achieve this distinction.

    Bob was honored here recently at RIT and also joined us at George Eastman House at one of our irregular (but special in this case) lunches.

    Bob is noted for his work on the Munsell system among other great works in color.

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    Sounds like a very special day indeed. Congrats to Bob.

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    In order of precedence:
    G.B.E. = 'Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire'
    K.B.E. = 'Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire'
    C.B.E. = 'Commander of the Order of the British Empire'
    O.B.E. = 'Officer of the Order of the British Empire'
    M.B.E. = 'Member of the Order [etc.]...'

    O.B.E. = 'Other Buggers' Efforts'
    M.B.E. = 'My Bloody Efforts'

    Compare -
    CMG = (Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George) Call Me God.
    KCMG = (Knight Commander of [etc.] Kindly Call me God
    GCMG = God Calls me God.

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    Well, in addition to those 3, who were all from the Harrow labs, one American recieved a similar award (not sure which one), but he is not allowed to use it in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Well, in addition to those 3, who were all from the Harrow labs, one American received a similar award (not sure which one), but he is not allowed to use it in the US.

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    Hmmm, what do you mean? Use it how? Who stops him?
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    I think it's Knighthoods that can't be used by non British Commonwealth citizens, they are purely Honary rather than actual, although it makes no difference anyway now as they are no longer hereditary.

    You don't usually get OBE's MBE's etc if your not a UK or Commonwealth Citizen.

    When Cromwell was head of the Commonwealth, well he founded it, 17th C, it was 6 Nations, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland America & Canada but one county fell out of the net.

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    My associate was Sir David at Harrow, but Dave here. Ian is correct, his title can't be used as he was not a Commonwealth citizen, but was used to honor him while he was at Harrow. It was never used in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    My associate was Sir David at Harrow, but Dave here. Ian is correct, his title can't be used as he was not a Commonwealth citizen, but was used to honor him while he was at Harrow. It was never used in the US.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdClem View Post
    "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal..."
    ...but some are more equal than others."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    My associate was Sir David at Harrow, but Dave here. Ian is correct, his title can't be used as he was not a Commonwealth citizen
    I thought that a KBE can be awarded to anyone but the title 'Sir' can only be used by a commonwealth citizen with a KBE.


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