Knight Bachelor

The title of Knight Bachelor is the basic rank granted to a man who has been knighted by the monarch but not inducted as a member of one of the organised orders of chivalry; it is a part of the British honours system.[1] Knights Bachelor are the most ancient sort of British knight[2] (the rank existed during the 13th-century reign of King Henry III), but Knights Bachelor rank below knights of chivalric orders. A man who is knighted is formally addressed as "Sir [First Name] [Surname]" or "Sir [First Name]" and his wife as "Lady [Surname]".

Knight Bachelor
The insignia of a knight bachelor devised in 1926
Awarded by
Sovereign of the United Kingdom
Awarded forPublic service
StatusCurrently constituted
SovereignQueen Elizabeth II
Knight PrincipalSir Gary Hickinbottom

Ribbon bar of the Knight Bachelor Medal