Military MBE - Pre 1936 Order of the British Empire Medal

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  • Excellent replica of the MBE as awarded from its founding in 1917 until 1936
  • Military version, denoted by the purple ribbon with red stripe
  • Mounted to ribbon with brooch pin ready for wear

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire was instituted in 1917 by King George V and later redesigned by King George VI in 1936.

This is the 1st type MBE awarded from its founding in 1917 until 1936. This award is a silver-coloured cross patonce surmounted above by the King's Crown, and a central medallion on the cross that is surrounded by the Order's motto 'For God and the Empire'. The centre of the cross depicts Britannia.

This replica is of the Member class, the lowest of the order, and is presented with a small length of purple ribbon with a red stripe, denoting the award is of the Military Division and comes ready to attach with a brooch pin on the reverse.

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