Mel Parry Death – Mel Parry has passed away unexpectedly. Pronounced dead on Thursday, July 21, 2023, the UK hero led the Special Air Service (SAS) “balcony team”. He died at the age of 76; as a result, many are shocked and equally devastated at this great loss. After terrorists gained possession of the building and 26 hostages in Princes Gate, South Kensington in May 1980, the balcony team was responsible for the assault on the Iranian Embassy.
The wider public was introduced to the Special Air Service (SAS) and the now-familiar image of assault teams clad in “the black kit,” wearing respirators, and wielding Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine guns during the operation known as “Operation Nimrod.” The balcony team was a component of “Operation Nimrod.”
On April 30, six Iranian Arabs who belonged to a separatist organization attacked the embassy. It is thought that Iraq was responsible for their recruitment, training, and arming, and they demanded the release of comrades who were being held in Iranian jails as well as safe passage out of the UK. After then, there were six days’ worth of difficult conversations with specialists from the Metropolitan Police.
Soon after, control of the operation was transferred from the Metropolitan Police to the SAS, and shortly after that, Operation Nimrod was initiated in an effort to rescue the hostages and either apprehend or eliminate the individuals who were holding them hostage, if that proved to be necessary. While other teams achieved entrance at various places, including some by abseiling down from the roof, Parry was in charge of the four-man squad that was tasked with storming the building from the front first story balcony.
About Mel Parry?
On December 2nd, 1946, Melvyn Parry was born in Mold, which is located in North Wales. at 1961, he joined the Royal Artillery as a Boy Soldier and was assigned to the All Arms Junior Leaders’ Regiment. After that, he was transferred to the 7th Parachute Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (7 RHA), which was a component of the 16th Parachute Brigade and was headquartered at Aldershot.
He immediately left for South Arabia with the 7 RHA, where British forces were battling Arab nationalists with support from the Soviet Union in and around Aden. Additionally, he participated in the 1964 war in Radfan, a harsh mountainous region 50 miles north of Aden, where he dealt with rebellious tribesmen who had been threatening the Aden-Dhala Road.
Mel Parry obituary and funeral plans will be released at a later date
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