In this SOFREP exclusive interview, we sit 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.
Episode 1: Flight RH 825 is shot down
Episode 2: Training indigenous personnel
Episode 3: What was the Rhodesian SAS?
Episode 4: How was training with the auxiliaries?
Episode 5: Moving out to the farmhouse
Episode 6: Off-the-books covert operations
Episode 7: Closing the net on the Viscount Gang
Episode 8: Rhodesian 9/11?
Episode 9: Secrets of the Rhodesian Bush War
Episode 10: Gearing up for combat
If you liked this exclusive interview, check out Jack Murphy’s book review of “Viscount Down” by Keith Nell. His book can be found on Amazon.