Many an admiral or peer of the realm was shocked by the tirade from the bird’s cage during crisis meetings with the PM. But it always brought a smile to the war leader’s face. Peter Oram bought her for his pet shop after Churchill died in 1965. But he was forced to move her into his home after she kept swearing at children.
Out of nowhere today, we learn that Winston Churchill’s parrot is not only still alive, but continues to rail against Hitler and the Nazis. Charlie, a blue and gold female macaw, is, at 104, Britain’s oldest bird now that the Queen Mum has expired. The mirror.co.uk reports that she still shrieks “Fuck Hitler!” and “Fuck the Nazis!” in Churchill’s memorable timbre, the prime minister having taught her to swear.