Order of the Pelican

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The Order of the Pelican is one of the four Society-wide peerages Holders of this award are recognized for their significant services to the Society. Bestowed by the Crown the award bestows a Patent of Arms. Members of the order are titled "Master" or "Mistress" or other ethnic or linguistic variation.

Companions of the order are entitled to wear a badge of either A pelican vulning herself or A pelican in her piety. In modern terms, the award is sometimes considered a "A lifetime service award."

Members of the Order of the Pelican are entitled to take associates who are known as protégés.

The badge of the Order: http://badger.cx/heraldry/roll/images/pelican.gif

See also a listing of Members of the Order of the Pelican

An essay concerning the requirements to become a Pelican.