Order of Burma

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Order of Burma
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Badge of the order
Award of Flag of British Burma (1937-1948).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.