Order of Burma

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Order of Burma
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Badge of the order
Award of Flag of British Burma (1937).svg British Burma
Type Colonial orders of knighthood
Awarded for Long, faithful and honourable service of members of certain armed forces in Burma; as well as gallantry and particularly meritorious service
Status Dormant order
Sovereign Queen Elizabeth II
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Member (OB)
Established 10 May 1940
Total inductees 33
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Ribbon bar of the Order of Burma

The Order of Burma was founded by Royal Warrant on 10 May 1940[1][2] conferred in a single class. Recipients were entitled to the post-nominal letters OB. Only 33 individuals were ever made members of the order.[3]

The government of post-independence Burma created the Pyidaungsu Sithu Thingaha to replace the Order of Burma on 2 September 1948.


  1. The London Gazette: no. 37252. pp. 4443–4444. 1945-09-04. Retrieved 2010-06-15. Order of Burma Royal Warrant dated 10 May 1940.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 37273. p. 4646. 1945-09-11. Retrieved 2010-06-15. Order of Burma Royal Warrant amendment dated 11 September 1945.
  3. "Burma Orders and Decorations". The Royal Ark: Royal and Ruling Houses of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas. Christopher Buyers. July 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-10. External link in |work= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>


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