Ship’s parrot Lord Nelson was finding out about the Royal Navy’s pecking order after being demoted for attacking a senior officer.
The mascot flew into a rage when Petty Officer Steward Barry Stone raided Nelson’s nut ration on board the Portsmouth-based frigate HMS Hermione.
He found himself up before the beak – a mock court martial before his owner Captain Andrew Ritchie.
After being found guilty, the high flyer had his wings clipped. The Leading Parrot, who had been a favourite mascot with the fleet for several years, was demoted to Able Parrot.