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Extended interview: How the SAS captured the Pong Su

This is an exclusive for subscribers and fans of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald ‘s latest investigative podcast “The Last Voyage of the Pong Su”.

Tim Curtis (SAS) post assault of the Pong Su by Australian forces on the trip back into Sydney in April 2003.

Tim Curtis (SAS) post assault of the Pong Su by Australian forces on the trip back into Sydney in April 2003.Credit:Nic Martin

In episode five of the series, we hear from Ben Pronk and Tim Curtis – two men who were part of the Special Air Service Regiment tasked with the dramatic capture of the Pong Su.

Both men come from military families and both wound up in the SAS. In 2003, Tim was the executive officer of the counter-terrorism squadron and Ben served under him.

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