In this SOFREP exclusive interview, we sat down with Keith Nell, the Rhodesian Special Air Service operator who was assigned to hunt down and eliminate the terrorists responsible for what has been called “Rhodesia’s 9/11.” By 1978, the Rhodesian Bush War between ZIPRA and ZANLA communist terrorists had terrorized the local villages in the area. Keith Nell begins the interview speaking about flight RH 825 that was shot down by an SA-7. He was assigned to train the indigenous fighters and hunt down the SA-7 gang responsible for two plane crashes. Watch the interview to hear a real-life story of tragedy, terrorism, mutiny, and heroism from one of the SAS operators who lived it.
The Rhodesian SAS Files: Flight RH 825 is shot down
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Chicago Paul · 1 year ago
FWIW, I found this crazy rant online trying to go to the website noted at the end of the video, viscountdown.com, which looks to be chinese garble at the moment. I think there is a sofrepradio episode featuring Keith also one can dig up with google for more from Keith Nell -episode 10 actually ;-)
Great post - Thank you
Nick Coffman · 1 year ago
YP, I always enjoy your insight!
Jeffrey L · 1 year ago
The Carter administration did not "praise" the atrocity... but welcomed it. Anything that might force Rhodesia to throw in the towel. Lyndon Johnson's advisors had been after him to encourage Britain to use military force to suppress the country. Johnson bogging down in Vietnam by early 1966 wanted no involvement.
The U.S. went along with sanctions... except for chrome. Chrome a strategic material. Best grade chrome in the world to be found in Rhodesia... after that... Soviet Union. So Byrd amendment specified that U.S. would continue to obtain Rhodesian chrome.
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