Monday, 8 January 2018

January 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

January 2018 edition

The election of Cyril Ramaphosa as the new leader of the ANC, and thereby almost certainly the next president of the “new” South Africa, has been greeted with hope in some circles. We however do not share this optimism. Those who seem to be hopeful for the future of South Africa under his rule are after all the some dewy-eyed unrealists who predicted that Mnangagwa would prove a huge improvement to Mugabe in “Zimbabwe” – but as we all know this change in leadership was simply the exchanging of one sadistic terrorist despot for another sadistic terrorist despot, and nothing has altered on the ground of that sorry country at all.

Ramaphosa similarly rose to the top by being a hate-filled terrorist operative. An ethnic Venda – one of the smaller Bantu tribes who were saved from annihilation at the hands of the more ferocious Zulus and Matabeles by the arrival of the White man – Ramaphosa personally had much to thank the White man for, as he received a top class education at the University of the North, an academic institution which would have been unthinkable previously in Black Africa. But instead of being grateful to the White man for both saving his people from extinction and for giving him personally an advanced first-world education, he instead developed a deep-seated hatred for Whites and joined the ANC terrorist organisation.

It is widely believed that Ramaphosa was the preferred successor of the first ANC terrorist leader of the “new” South Africa, the blood-stained “Nelson” Mandela, but somehow he was successfully out-manouevred by Thabo Mbeki. To keep Ramaphosa happy and out of mischief Mandela and/or Mbeki appointed him to head a “Black empowerment” quango, through which he managed to accumulate a vast personal fortune for himself. He cannot therefore correctly be described as a “successful businessman” as many commentators try to claim, as the opportunity to acquire huge wealth was handed to him on a plate by the ANC regime.

Mbeki was a rarity among the ANC hierarchy in as much as he possessed a fair amount of intelligence (his lunatic views about the causes of AIDS notwithstanding!). He had also never been a “hands-on” terrorist (unlike his father!) and was smart enough to realise that if the “new” South Africa was to prosper there had to be a place for Whites in the new country, and although it was never eliminated completely the quasi-genocide campaign against White farmers and urban-dwellers declined in intensity under his rule. This relatively conciliatory attitude towards South Africa’s Whites did not find favour with the bulk of the ANC leadership however, and in 2008 he was levered out of power by the party hierarchy.

He was succeeded of course not by Ramaphosa but by Jacob Zuma. Zuma had been a “hands-on” terrorist however, and indeed had been imprisoned alongside the unspeakable Mandela on Robben Island after being found guilty of terrorist offences. There was another fundamental difference regarding Zuma however, and that was that he was an ethnic Zulu, and the reason why the ANC leadership initially preferred him to Ramaphosa was undoubtedly because they wanted a nominal Zulu in charge in order to stymie the growth of Inkatha. Zuma proved totally incompetent of course, with his numerous wives and assertions that AIDS could be prevented by taking a shower after sexual activity, and during the early years of his presidency the scapegoating of Whites and the quasi-genocide campaign against them re-emerged and intensified to the levels of the Mandela years.

Zuma also proved to be totally corrupt (nothing unusual here in Black Africa of course!), but his hoped-for personal aggrandizement by means of his corruption was initially held back considerably by his total incompetence. Then he hit upon a master-stroke. He invited an Indian family of successful businessmen, the Gupta brothers, to invest heavily in the “new” South Africa, and in return gave them a considerable stake in the economy and a say in government. Now ever since Indian independence in 1947 the countries of the sub-continent have functioned basically by bribery and corruption. Immoral of course, but also surprisingly efficient. The Guptas soon realized, however, that in order to maximise their own corrupt largesse they must make sure that the country was better governed – and this meant, inter alia, that the anti-White campaign of violence, particularly that involving the platteland farming communities, had to be curtailed, and as a result – to the great surprise of many – South Africa’s agricultural output increased last year for the first time since the ANC were handed power.

Zuma’s increasing reliance upon the Guptas, and the resulting diminishing of the anti-White vendetta, of course was no more popular among the ANC hardliners than Mbeki’s more conciliatory attitude a decade earlier, and as a result Zuma has found himself ousted in a similar fashion by the party hierarchy. His successor, Ramaphosa, undoubtedly has a huge chip on his shoulders however, not only because of his identical vindictivel hatred towards Whites as that of Mandela and Zuma during his early days in power, but also because of the way in which he was denied power in both 1999 and 2008. In his case however, following the controversial Zuma years, it will not only be the Whites and Coloureds who will bear the brunt of his paranoid hatred, but also the Zulus and South African Indians.

It may have been thought that the situation in the “new” South Africa was so bad that it couldn’t possibly become any worse, but Ramaphosa’s ascent to power has all the omens of heralding complete chaos, disintegration and even all-out civil war in that beleaguered country. As we’ve been advising all Whites to do ever since de Klerk’s betrayal and sell-out in 1990 – time to get out!

------------------------------------------------------------------

SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Following the unfortunate decision by the London Congregation of the Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk not to co-operate with the Springbok Club in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow last month (as reported in the December Edition of the SCN), the Springbok Club went ahead and staged their own independent commemoration at the historic White Horse Stone just outside Aylesford in Kent. At this ceremony a short key-note speech was given reminding all in attendance about the importance and significance of the Battle of Blood River and the Vow which was made to God before this conflict, and how this event and the resulting victory for the Afrikaner Voortrekkers probably had more global implications for the White Man than they themselves realised.

----------------------------

The Springbok Club’s 2018 AGM will take place at a venue in central London during the evening of Wednesday 10th January, and all fully paid-up members of the Club should already have been informed of the precise details. Following the conclusion of the business side of proceedings (at approximately 20.00 hrs) a PowerPoint presentation about the life and career of General James Wolfe (which was specially produced for the Patriotic Forum’s Canada Day celebration event last year) will be shown. All friends and supporters of the Springbok Club, be they members or not, will be welcomed to attend this section of the evening’s proceedings. Either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430 for precise details.

----------------------------

The Springbok Club is planning a trip to the National Army Museum during February, and it is anticipated that a renowned visiting South African expert will be guest speaker at a meeting in March. More details about both these activities will be included in next month’s SCN.

------------------------------------------------------------------

PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum has arranged a most exciting day’s activities for Thursday 25th January. It will commence at approximately 16.00 hrs at the bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip, who established the first colonial settlement in Australia and became the first Governor of New South Wales, where a short ceremony will take place in order to celebrate Australia Day (although it won’t officially be Australia Day until the following day, it will however be Australia Day in parts of Australia itself at that time!). Admiral Phillip’s bust is situated at the western end of Watling Street in the City of London, immediately to the rear of St.Paul’s Cathedral.

Following this ceremony the main activity of the day will take place when a most interesting meeting will we held at a prestigious club in central London, commencing at 19.00 hrs. The guest speaker at this meeting will be Mr. George Major, who was born in London in 1938. Abandoned by his mother, who he was to spend many years trying to trace, George's childhood was a tough one. After spending his early years in the dark days of the London Blitz he found that he had to fend for himself and his two sisters. He was drawn into the Pearly Kings tradition from the age of seven, a tradition which he learned had been in his mother's family. These years are documented in his first book "The Hidden Whistle and Flute, stitch one", which describes how he fought back from a childhood of poverty, neglect and brutality and had to learn to live by his wits. When he was hungry he would pull down a fence and chop it up to make bundles of firewood to sell back to his neighbours, then use the money to take his two sisters to the cafĂ© and buy food for them. His life was extraordinarily hard from the beginning and his childhood draws inevitable comparison with the stories of Charles Dickens, but despite all that George was to become the most famous Pearly King of all, carrying the banner of the Pearly Kings and Queens History both with pride and honour, dedicating most of his life for the good of its history. It is said by many that he does more for the Pearly history than any other. George is a living testament of a man who has overcome extreme obstacles but is still determined to help others no matter what the odds. Long before David Jason from memorable TV comedy show "Only Fools and Horses" was immortalised as Del Trotter, George was a well known character within the Peckham area. George sold genuine London smog to Americans: in typical Del Boy style, he would fill half pint bottles with car fumes and cigarette smoke, seal them then take them into the London streets to sell. There were also one legged tights that needed a quick-witted sales patter. George was always the cheeky chappie with his quick-witted banter and showmanship in his full sparkling Pearly suit, and he was to go on to use his skills in order to raise a great deal of money over the last 60 years for charities, and has helped change many peoples' lives forever. George’s dream was always to preserve the Cockney traditions forever, and to this end he envisaged the creation of a Cockney museum. Through his boundless energy and enthusiasm that dream has now been brought to life. George is President for life of the Pearly Kings and Queens Guild, and was an active campaigner for Brexit..

More details about this meeting can be obtained by e-mailing: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430. All attendees are however reminded that in view of the nature of the venue jackets and ties must be worn by gentlemen and everyone must be smartly dressed (i.e. no jeans!).

----------------------------

During early February the Patriotic Forum will be staging an event to celebrate New Zealand Day, and in March will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a prominent Brexit campaigner. A provisional full itinerary of events for the rest of 2018 has also been mapped out by the Patriotic Forum, and further details will of course be announced in future editions of the SCN.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, has now been fully written and is now in the hands of our printers, If you would like to take out a subscription to this magazine or to place a bulk-order for re-distribution then please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the payment details.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE TRUST

We have recently received the following report from the SanWild Wildlife Trust :-

“OMKHULU – ‘meaning the Great One’ is a stunning 15 year old rhino bull in his prime. During a scourge of rhino poaching in KwaZulu-Natal, he was shot by poachers in his front leg on a private property.

“In great pain and discomfort Omkhulu managed to avoid the poachers despite his injury. He was found three days later hiding out in a ravine almost unable to walk. A wildlife veterinarian was called in and the wound was treated and cleaned. A decision was made to leave the rhino where he was as it was almost impossible to get him out of the ravine at that stage.

“While the rhino remained in the area with thick vegetation growth he would also have some degree of protection from poachers. Over the next couple of days he was monitored by a counter-poaching unit and showed a remarkable recovery. Water was provided which helped in his recovery as it was not necessary for him to move around to get to water. Omkhulu was fortunate indeed to have survived the attempt on his life.

”However a decision by the owners of this rhino to sell him after he had recovered has resulted in a new threat to his life. As Omkhulu's horn is still intact he was purchased by a trophy hunting outfitter and relocated to a farm in Limpopo Province [Far Northern Transvaal] where he was offered up to be shot in a trophy hunt.

“We were alerted to his plight about 7 days ago by the veterinarian that initially treated his injuries and we have now managed to secure the right to buy, capture and relocate him to an Intensive Protection Zone in South Africa instead of him being sold to a hunter via a third party.

”With the help of some really cool and amazing donors we are working very hard to save rhinos 1 by 1. We have shown that Teamwork indeed does make the Dream work.

”Please join us to save a real rhino for future generations. There is no need for Omkhulu to die. With you support, understanding and love he will be saved. If you make your donation please feel free to claim one of the 2 T-shirts on offer for all donations “

To contact the SanWild Wildlife Trust and/or to send them a donation e-mail : louise@sanwild.org

-------------------------------------------------------------------

2017 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

In last month’s SCN we stated that Chris Froome was by far the most outstanding candidate for the 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award, and advocated that all should vote for him. Unfortunately, however, a few days before the award ceremony was to take place an unsubstantiated accusation was made that Chris Froome had been using performance-enhancing drugs – but when the details of this ridiculous claim were revealed it turned out that the so-called “drugs” consisted of nothing more than an innocuous asthma spray! Alas, however, the majority of the British voting public decided to abandon the traditional maxim that “a man is innocent until proven guilty” and failed to vote in sufficient numbers to give Chris Froome the victory in this competition which he so richly deserved. We hope therefore that somehow in the future this snub can and will be rectified.

The BBC are however to be congratulated upon awarding the 2017 Team Award to the England Women’s Cricket Team – again by far the most outstanding nomination. The recipient of the 2017 Overseas Sports Star of the Year award was far more puzzling however, for it was given to Roger Federer, the Swiss Lawn Tennis champion. Now during 2017 Federer won two of the four major international championships – but so also did Rafael Nadal of Spain, who furthermore won probably the two most prestigious of them and finished the year at the top of the international rankings. If the BBC thought that the 2017 Overseas Award should go to a male Lawn Tennis star then surely it should have gone to Nadal rather than to Federer? As far as we were concerned, however, the most outstanding achievement obtained by an overseas sporting star during 2017 was unquestionably Peter Burling who skippered the New Zealand yacht to a superb victory in the America’s Cup competition!

------------------------------------------------------------------

LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

We have recently received the following most interesting and revealing message from our good friend and supporter Mr. Bob Vinnicombe of Sydney, Australia. It reads as follows :-

“ANOTHER REASON WHY TURNBULL MUST GO - http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/turnbull-has-chinese-daughter-in-law

”In what is becoming something of a trend for Australian prime ministers, Mr.Malcolm Turnbull comes to the job with deep personal ties to China, including a Mandarin-speaking son whose wife is from a prominent Chinese family.

”Aside from former leader Kevin Rudd, who is fluent in Mandarin and worked in Beijing as a diplomat, Mr.Turnbull has perhaps the closest links to China of any previous Australian prime minister. His son, Alex, who runs a hedge fund, lives in Singapore with his wife and their baby.

”His wife is Hong Kong-born Yvonne Wang, or Wang Yiwen. According to Fairfax Media, her parents were ‘well-connected in cosmopolitan Shanghai and were known to be on good terms with former president Jiang Zemin’.

”Madam Wang's father, Mr.Wang Chunming, now in his 90s, was an international relations scholar who worked with the China Academy of Social Sciences.

”Prime Minister Turnbull also has close business ties to China. In 1994, he set up a Sino-Western joint mining venture in China and has long advocated closer trade and business links between Canberra and Beijing.

”It is perhaps little surprise that the Chinese media have apparently been referring to Mr Turnbull as ‘sweet dumpling’ or ‘sugar bomb’, a play on his surname, which sounds like tang bao, the popular Chinese steamed buns.”

------------------------------------------------------------------

SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

------------------------------------------------------------------

BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

------------------------------------------------------------------

​BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

----------------------------

"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

----------------------------

CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

----------------------------

"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

----------------------------

‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

------------------------------------------------------------------

WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.230 – Mr. ASHLEY COOPER of Durban.

Ashley Cooper was a prominent member of the “Roper Set” (see August 2016 SCN), and in spite of having the same name as the Australian Lawn Tennis star of the late 1950s (for which he obtained a fair amount of teasing!) is believed to have been British by birth. He worked as a rep’ for a tyre company in Durban, and caused much amusement by attending one of Paul Roper’s famous fancy dress parties circa. 1980 dressed as an Arab! He somehow disappeared from the scene during the mid-1980s however, but it would be very interesting to learn what actually happened to him.

-----------------------------------------------------------------

RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Although the SCN doesn’t usually concern itself with matters of personal morality, we do even so believe that the acceptance of certain forms of sexual perversions are a cancer on Western society, which ideally should be eradicated. We do however always like to praise the positive rather than to condemn that which is wrong, and in this regard we would certainly like to recommend the web-site of an organisation called the “Coalition for Marriage” which has recently been recommended to us. This web-site can be accessed at :-

www.c4m.org.uk

-----------------------------------------------------------------

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ELEMENTARY MY DEAR WATSON

Sir,

The SCN is always a great newsletter full of information. I really enjoy the bits in particular about Rhodesia.

Yours etc.,

Reg A.Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia..

----------------------------

CORNISH TRIBUTE

Sir,

Stack Stevens [see October 2017 SCN] - a true great! Not easy back then for a player in Cornwall to get selected

Yours etc.,

David Stewart, London, U.K.

----------------------------

THE BEARD TO BE JEERED

Sir,

England played much better at the MCG. Ali doesn’t look interested at all and has been ineffective..

Yours etc.,

Craig Selvage, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

----------------------------

SEEING RED

Sir,

South Africa is on the verge of destruction under the corrupt Communist regime. Foreign correspondent Alex Newman reports “Communism Kills”, and as The New American has been warning for decades South Africa is not immune, in fact it appears to be on the brink of unprecedented chaos under the Communist and Communist-linked rulers – which very much included Mandela the fraud and killer of innocents by his bombs and terror actions against the people of South Africa. Today they are doing a step-up in their incitement to genocide, their stealing of land and their socialisation of the economy, while the media refuses to report it. The facts are undeniable.

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

------------------------------------------------------------------

THE “ALL TALK BUT NO ACTION” BRIGADE

Natal has always been well known for the apathy of its citizens – or as The Natal Mercury aptly used to term it, “Natal Fever”. Alas the patriotic movement in Natal was no more immune to this failing than any other sector of society, which considering the vital time for the very future existence of civilised rule in South Africa during the late 70s and 80s was a particularly unforgivable situation.

One of the worst – but by no means only – culprits in this regard was a certain Norman Perry, who we recently learnt had died several years ago. Perry first made contact with our movement when he joined the Durban Branch of the Save Rhodesia Campaign shortly after it was founded in 1977, and through his apparent enthusiasm was quickly invited to join the Committee. This soon proved to be a big mistake however, for his initial enthusiasm quickly evaporated, and when he failed to turn up not only at several committee meetings but also at important events staged by the organisation he was asked to resign.

Perry was next seen at the polling station when Brian Hurt stood for Durban City Council in 1978 - although he hadn’t been doing any canvassing to help in the campaign. When he saw a number of Save Rhodesia Campaign bumper stickers on the cars of Brian Hurt’s supporters he loudly commented that they were “doing it all wrong”, and that what the campaign should be doing was to arrange to “kill Oppenheimer” – a most bizarre, and indeed extremely childish remark to make. He was further seen at occasional events staged by the broader patriotic movement in Durban during the next few years, but it was always the same story – telling everyone what they were doing wrong, but never doing anything positive or concrete himself.

He was last seen by us at the big Action White Natal (an umbrella organisation supported by both the HNP and CP leadership to oppose the proposed “ZwaZulu Natal Indaba” sellout) meeting held at the Durban City Hall in 1986. Massive efforts had been made by those supporting this campaign – HNP and CP members alike – to publicise this event (which in the end attracted a giant audience of almost 1000 people), but Perry of course was never to be seen at any of the sessions erecting advertising posters etc.. He did turn up at the meeting itself however, arriving about an hour early so that he could grab one of the best seats in the hall!

In about 1984, however, a most notorious incident occurred when a large slogan reading in full: “Sybil Hotz f*cks k*ffirs” (Sybil Hotz being the then PFP-supporting Mayor of Durban) appeared on a freeway bridge over the N3 just outside Pinetown. Perry became one of the prime suspects for having painted this slogan, particularly as he lived not far away. Certainly the infantile nature of this incident suggested that Perry may have been the culprit, but we believe that as this would have taken quite a bit of action rather than just talk, then he couldn’t possibly have been responsible!

[Although this incident took place over 30 years ago now, it would even so be very interesting to learn if anyone has any information or ideas about who actually was responsible?]

------------------------------------------------------------------

Finally, if you would prefer to be deleted from our SCN circulation list then simply e-mail us with the word "unsubscribe". Alternatively, if you liked this SCN and think more of your friends would like to receive copies then please let us know their e-mail addresses!







Thursday, 14 December 2017

December 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

December 2017 edition

As the Brexit negotiations move slowly but surely towards their inevitable destination of re-establishing Britain’s full independence, a worrying but perhaps predictable obstacle has emerged, namely the question of the border across the island of Ireland.

There are certain matters which should be totally non-negotiable in the Brexit talks, and one of them is Northern Ireland’s position as a totally integral part of the United Kingdom. The idea being floated by certain Irish Nationalist factions that there should be a “wet border” down the Irish Sea with Northern Ireland remaining de facto both inside the EU’s single market and the customs union must therefore be rejected out of hand. Although the re-establishment of a “hard border” in the island of Ireland does present many advantages (both from the political and the security angles) it would not be welcome in many parts of the Unionist community (as well as in the Nationalist community) for economic reasons. On the face of it the problem therefore seems to be an impossible conundrum to solve.

But there is another solution which is possible which we would support completely, and this emerged from a most unexpected source. On 30th November Channel 4 News held a studio discussion in Dublin on the issue, which featured panelists from both sides of border and from both communities. One of the panelists was Ray Bassett, a former RoI ambassador to Canada, and he stated openly that as the RoI had joined the Common Market (as the EU was then termed) at the same time as the UK, then they should leave at the same time also. What an excellent idea!

Sadly, of course, there seems no chance of the current fanatically pro-EU Fine Gael coalition government with their “diverse” Taoiseach agreeing to “RoIxit” of its own volition – but with the Republic’s liking for referenda on practically all and every subject, may it not be possible for some of their citizens to pressurise the Fine Gael coalition government to hold one on “RoIxit”? The received wisdom is of course that the Republic has received so much EU largesse that its citizens would never vote to leave, but the fact remains that they have suffered tremendously following the world economic crisis of 2007/08 as a result of their foolish decision to join the Euro common-currency, and so therefore any referendum result might no longer be the foregone conclusion that it once would have been. If such a theoretical referendum did come about and the RoI citizens did vote to leave, then of course the border problem would be solved immediately – and even if it went the other way then whenever any hard-line Nationalist was to complain about a hard border being re-imposed then all that would have to be said to them would be “Well you voted for it”! It will thus be a “win-win” situation regardless of the result!

Taking the optimistic scenario that the Republic would vote to leave the EU then there would also be several other great advantages which would follow. It would be another nail in the coffin of the wretched EU project, and would confirm that “contagion” had definitely arrived. Furthermore, as a trade agreement between the UK and the RoI would be so easy to accomplish, it would thus increase economic co-operation and friendship across the border. As leaving the EU would also automatically entail the RoI leaving the Euro common-currency - which has been so damaging to it - a further act of good neighbourliness on the part of the UK would be to invite the Republic to re-join the Sterling area (though with the Punt being re-established as their unit of currency). This would only increase close and natural links throughout the British Isles to the benefit of all its inhabitants. Of course the ideal of the full re-unification of the British nation must still be a long way off as there is still too much “historic baggage” existing in RoI society, but with the escalating secularisation of that society and the rapid decline in the influence of the RC clergy the situation could well change even more for the better in a generation or two’s time. The future looks bright!

------------------------------------------------------------------

SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

As we reported last month, the London-based South African organization (which we are now prepared to name as the Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk London Congregation) with whom the Springbok Club had originally hoped to co-operate with in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year, have decided to reject the warm hand of friendship which the Springbok Club extended to them. One of their leading officials simply stated that they were “not interested” in co-operating any longer when ‘phoned and then rudely put the ‘phone down, and the other leading official who had spoken in a very friendly manner a couple of months previously has refused to answer all the ‘phone messages, text messages and an e-mail which were sent to him. Alas even the clergyman from the APK in South Africa itself who originally put the Springbok Club into contact with their London congregation has failed to answer an e-mail which was sent him regarding this disturbing matter. If this is the attitude of the APK hierarchy then so be it.

In spite of the set-back the Springbok Club is still determined to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year regardless however, albeit now on its own. The organisation will be paying a visit to the site of another historically significant battle near Aylesford in Kent on the actual Day of the Vow itself (Saturday 16th December) where a short talk will be given about the ongoing relevance of the Battle of Blood River, and respects will be paid to those who took part. After this the party will adjourn to a hostelry in near-by Aylesford for a meal and convivial conversations to commemorate the day. If you are interested in attending this event then please ‘phone: 07711188430.

----------------------------

The Springbok Club’s 2018 AGM will be held at a venue in central London during late January, and the organisation is planning a trip to the National Army Museum next February. The organisation is still hoping a visit to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands in May 2018 if enough supporters express interest in participating. More details about all these activities will be included in next month’s SCN.

------------------------------------------------------------------

PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

In view of the fact that a suitable venue could not be booked during the busy month of December, the Patriotic Forum’s planned meeting featuring a leading official from a traditional British cultural organization will now take place during early January. Later on during the month the organisation will be celebrating Burns’ Night on 25th January with a traditional haggis meal, to be followed by a short stroll to the near-by bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, in order to hold a short ceremony to mark Australia Day (it will after all be Australia Day in Australia itself at that time!). The Patriotic Forum has also mapped-out a most exciting itinerary of events for the first half of 2018, and of course full details about all these activities will be given in future editions of the SCN.

----------------------------

Happily we can report that preparations for the first edition of the new successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, The Imperial Patriot, are now well advanced. We have pleasingly received another significant contribution to help with this project, and are now confident that the first edition will be published early during the new year. If you would like to take out a subscription to the magazine, place a bulk-order for re-distribution, or request a advert to be placed, then please e-mail: us at: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the payment details.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

LATEST NEWS FROM THE “ONE KIND” ANIMAL CHARITY

We have recently received the following quite concerning report from the One Kind animal charity which we thought readers might be keen to follow-up on :-

“Today we released a report that exposes the full extent of mountain hare persecution across Scotland. We're delighted that it's all over the news because our first job is making the public aware of what’s happening. Today, mountain hare persecution was on BBC Radio Scotland, in The Scotsman [1], The Guardian [2], and many more. We even got a little mountain hare on the front cover of The National [3]!

“The report shows that tens of thousands of mountain hares are being killed as part of organised culls on grouse moors and for recreation. When we set about the research we already knew about the culls, and the new eyewitness testimonies and reports from last winter strengthen the case for action. We were, however, genuinely shocked by the recreational hunting of mountain hares.

“We found 25 companies advertising mountain hare hunting online, and no doubt there are many more offering it informally. One company, Viscount Sporting offered the chance to kill 100 mountain hares on a grouse moor in the Highlands. They charged £4200 for a group of nine. It’s big business it seems.

“Last week, three companies offering hare killing were chased for comment. Instead of defending the indefensible they quickly removed their web pages. Our friends at Viscount Sporting replaced their offending page with a statement saying they would no longer be offering mountain hare hunting. VisitScotland.org mysteriously removed an image showing hunters proudly standing alongside a row of dead mountain hare as outed in our report. And an estate that had bragged about killing upwards of 2000 hares in a season claimed the web-site wasn’t even owned by them and had it taken down entirely.

“It’s clear we’re having an impact, but to end the slaughter we need the Scottish Government to act. We’re calling for urgent action and to introduce a moratorium on culls and hunts. We’re also asking that Visit Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage, both public-funded arms of the Scottish Government, withdraw their endorsements of businesses and organisations that promote recreational mountain hare killing. They’re meant to be a priority for conservation after all!”

One Kind can be contacted at: info@onekind.org

-------------------------------------------------------------------

2017 SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR AWARD

The BBC’s annual “Sports Personality of the Year” award will be broadcast on Sunday evening 17th December. After his triumphs in both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana we would have thought that the result would be an open-and-shut victory for Chris Froome – but most worryingly the latest bookmakers’ odds indicate that the favourite is a ”plastic Brit” boxer whose only qualification is to have won only ONE fight against an aging opponent! Of course there are several other worthy contestants in the race, most notably Adam Peaty, Jonnie Peacock and Anya Shrubsole (and the England Women’s Cricket team must surely win this year’s team award!), but for an irrelevant “plastic Brit” to win such a prestigious national award would surely be a national disgrace which must be avoided at all costs. We therefore encourage all readers to cast their votes for one of the greatest sportsmen which the British Empire has ever produced – Chris Froome!

------------------------------------------------------------------

RCMP PIPES AND DRUMS AT THE MENIN GATE

Following our report of the Patriotic Forum’s celebration of Canada Day by staging a trip to Westerham in order to visit several sites associated with General James Wolfe (see September 2017 SCN), a supporter has sent us a most moving YouTube video of the Canadian Mounties’ Band marching to the Menin Gate in Belgium playing “The Maple Leaf for Ever”. It can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xtGjHT0iVc

------------------------------------------------------------------

BOROUGH B.S. KOW-TOW to “POLITICAL CORRECTNESS”

The Lewes Borough Bonfire Society has for long had a reputation as being the most liberal and weak-willed of the five main bonfire societies in Lewes, as they have kow-towed to RC sensitivities by ceasing to burn an effigy of Pope Paul V on Bonfire Night each year, and have even stopped reciting the second verse of the traditional Bonfire Prayers because of its forthright references to the Pope. This year, however, they have gone even further in their cowardly kow-towing to “political correctness”!

The Lewes Borough B.S.’s traditional “disguise costume” has for the past 70 years been that of Zulus – but by all accounts a certain member of a touring Zulu dance troupe by the name of Thanda Gumede, not knowing anything about the traditions of Sussex bonfire, objected to these costumes stating that they were somehow offensive to true Zulus! But what do the hierarchy of the Lewes Borough B.S. do in reaction to this ridiculous interference – they meekly kow-towed to it by ceasing to “Blacken-up” as Zulus and to “Green-up” as apparent “Martian Zulus” instead! What has happened to the traditional defiant nature of Bonfire celebrations – what has happened to the “We wunt be Druv” attitude!

To be candidly frank we have never been very keen on the demeaning foreign nature of the Lewes Borough B.S.’s Zulu “disguise costume”, and far prefer the Cliffe B.S.’s more indigenous “disguise costume” of Fearsome Vikings! Perhaps this appalling incident could prove a blessing in disguise however, and could mean that the Lewes Borough B.S. will drop their Zulu costumes entirely, and instead will upgrade their secondary costumes of Tudor era dress to be their main outfits!

------------------------------------------------------------------

CIA’s ANALYSIS OF IAN DOUGLAS SMITH

A supporter from the United States has recently alerted us to a most interesting recently de-classified CIA document relating to the erstwhile Rhodesian Prime Minister the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith. It makes very revealing reading, and can be viewed at :-

http://www.freedomfront.org/news/2017/8/15/fmi-obtains-declassified-cia-document-regarding-rhodesias-ian-smith

------------------------------------------------------------------

THE 6 BRITISH MILITARY VETERANS HELD IN AN INDIAN JAIL ARE RELEASED!

As most readers will probably be aware, the six British Military Veterans who were unjustifiably held in an Indian Jail whose plight we highlighted in last month’s SCN were released unconditionally shortly after this issue appeared. We don’t know whether the protests from readers of the SCN had any direct influence upon this decision by the Indian authorities, but we would like to thank all those readers who registered their protests on this matter even so.

------------------------------------------------------------------

LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

We have recently received the following most informative message from Mr. Reg Watson of the Anglo-Saxon-Keltic Society from Tasmania, Australia. It reads as follows :-

“We had our usual and annual Australia National Flag day luncheon last week, held at Parliament House, Hobart. Went off very well with the guest speaker, a University student of Indian background providing one of the best addresses we have ever heard. Australia is currently undergoing a plebescite on same-sex ‘marriage’. The Left here is proven to be very nasty and even violent, typical of them all across the western world. It must be they can see the opposition as dangerous, so they are using all their vile tactics to stop freedom of speech.”

------------------------------------------------------------------

SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

------------------------------------------------------------------

BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

------------------------------------------------------------------

​BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

----------------------------

"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

----------------------------

CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

----------------------------

"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

----------------------------

‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

------------------------------------------------------------------

WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.229 – Mrs. JANE HAZELDEN of Somerset West

Jane Hazelden was the first wife of the late George Hazelden, whose obituary appeared in the August 2011 Edition of the SCN. Jane was a bright, cheerful and energetic woman, who was of great strength and assistance to her husband when he was actively involved with the National Front in the Medway Towns during the early/mid 1970s (this being at the time when the National Front was a mainstream political party and before it was taken over by neo-fascist extremists), acting as his official election agent when he stood as candidate for the Rochester and Chatham Constituency during the October 1974 General Election. They apparently divorced sometime after they emigrated to South Africa and settled in Somerset West in 1975, though the exact circumstances behind their divorce and whether she herself ever re-married are unknown. It would however be very interesting to learn where she is now, and indeed what has happened to their two sons.

-----------------------------------------------------------------

RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The We Believe in Israel organisation has produced a number of YouTube recordings from their conference earlier this year celebrating the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration. These can be viewed at the following YouTube web-sites :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEzFwPJj7Wk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I8SFOFjdic&t=12s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uxmt8LCWE2E&t=146s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOr8dO4b8_Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq40KWq-baw

-----------------------------------------------------------------

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

BESPOKE TAYLOR

Sir,

I see that the lovely Sir Teddy Taylor has passed away (see October 2017 SCN – Ed.)...I know he was really getting on, but he was such a 'force Majeure' .

Yours etc.,

J.N.N., London, U.K.

----------------------------

FIGHTING FOR WHITES

Sir,

I have a South African friend who has been telling me about the dreadful state of affairs in South Africa. White people are being persecuted and murdered with complicity from the ANC government. Thousands of White farmers have been killed and their farms fallen into ruin. Farmer's wives have been tortured and murdered as well with their children. President Zuma has stated that he wants White people exterminated. He has enacted laws to discriminate Whites from getting employment and due to this there are now poor and starving Whites in camps - especially blue collar workers.

The Press are silent about this dreadful situation as it shows that Blacks are far worse than Whites regarding the old apartheid. Blacks in power are enacting genocide against South African Whites and no-one seems to care.

The British Government were instrumental in removing White rule from the country and have a moral duty to help the suffering of White people there who they appear to be ignoring. Something has to be done. Many of these Whites are of British origin.

Yours etc.,

Anne Parker, Norfolk, U.K.

------------------------------------------------------------------

ATTEMPT TO REMOVE SCRAP METAL ?

We have heard the rumour that there has recently been an attempt to “vandalise” the small statue of the terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela which stands in Parliament Square, London, which has not obtained any publicity in the mainstream media. To have erected such a statue – albeit that it is dwarfed by the other statues in the Square – to such an hideous convicted terrorist at a time when the West as a whole is enduring escalating terrorist attacks is of course an obscenity. We would therefore be very keen to hear from anybody who knows anything more about this apparent attack – and pass on our congratulations to whoever it was who carried it out!

------------------------------------------------------------------

Finally, if you would prefer to be deleted from our SCN circulation list then simply e-mail us with the word "unsubscribe". Alternatively, if you liked this SCN and think more of your friends would like to receive copies then please let us know their e-mail addresses!






Monday, 20 November 2017

November 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

November 2017 edition

The most surprising thing about the current ousting of the monster Mugabe from power in “Zimbabwe” is how such an evil entity has managed to remain in control for so long – and how frightened those seeking to depose him still seem to be of upsetting him too much.

Mugabe of course is typical of all rulers in Black Africa, both before and after the era of enlightened European colonisation. They must be ruthlessly violent in order to rise to the top, and they must be ruthlessly violent in order to retain power. Mugabe’s longevity is probably due to the fact that he is even more sadistically vicious than most.

The Rhodesian people of course valiantly tried to maintain Western civilised standards during 13 and a bit years of UDI defiance against the liberals and socialists then ensconced in the West who wished to impose their own jaundiced vision of multi-cultural egalitarianism on this oasis of common-sense and achievement in the otherwise “Dark Continent”. Those of us who were active in the Save Rhodesia Campaign at the time did our best to encourage the Rhodesian people to continue their struggle to maintain civilisation and good governance in their country, but alas they were stabbed-in-the-back and betrayed by the South African National Party government of John Vorster (the same National Party who a dozen years later sold-out their own country!), so in the end therefore had little choice but to compromise and then surrender.

After 37 years of tyranny, mass-murder and turmoil those of us who warned that such an outcome was inevitable if the great Rhodesian nation was forced to commit suicide can only sit back and say “we told you so”. What is most sickening, however, is to hear those who actively campaigned for the destruction of the Rhodesian nation now condemning Mugabe and his ZANU-PF regime, and furthermore also obscenely trying to equate their evil and indiscriminate terrorism with the lawful police actions of the Rhodesian authorities in trying to eradicate this terrorism! Most loathsome of these hypocrites and traitors is of course the unspeakable Peter Hain, who although now shedding crocodile tears for the victims of ZANU-PF terrorist rule still doesn’t have the moral courage to admit that he was wrong all those years ago about the Rhodesian authorities. There is probably a hotter piece of Hell being reserved for Hain than even for Mugabe himself!

What the immediate future holds for that piece of land between the Zambezi and Limpopo is anybody’s guess, but in all probability there will probably be a power struggle between one set of Mugabe clones and another set of Mugabe clones. The late, great Bruce Anderson once told us that when Mugabe eventually went there was a possibility that he could be replaced by a more rational younger faction from within ZANU-PF who would welcome former White Rhodesian farmers back to the country in order to re-tame the land and thereby enable them to feed their people once again. Alas however more recent power-struggle developments within ZANU-PF seem to indicate that this is now very unlikely – certainly in the immediate future.

In the more distant future, however, the outlook seems far brighter. Once Britain is no longer engrossed in Brexit negotiations and indeed once the whole EU structure creaks towards total collapse then all the great European nations will once again be able to start looking afresh at the areas of their former Empires in the African continent, and for wildlife conservation and ecological reasons if for none other will be forced to resume their former colonial responsibilities. The dynamics of world history therefore show that Rhodesia WILL be born again eventually. When that day arrives, however, the memories of Mugabe and his evil and demonic period of rule must ensure that sell-out and surrender are never again contemplated!

------------------------------------------------------------------

SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Sadly, as most readers will be aware, that great Rhodesian patriot Peter Sladden died barely six weeks after this year’s “Raising of the Flag” ceremony at his estate in Norfolk. A number of members of the Springbok Club journeyed to Norfolk in order to attend his funeral and to pay their respects to this great man. Alas there turned out to be certain aspects of the funeral service which caused some unease, namely the lack of emphasis on his Rhodesian years – though perhaps it will be best not to dwell on this matter as at least the Rhodesian National Anthem was sung as his coffin was being carried out of the church. Peter’s remains were then buried in a specially consecrated plot of land on his estate, next to his beloved wife Evelyn. As his coffin was being lowered into the ground, with appropriate music being played by the Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band, an RAF jet by chance flew overhead – which as Peter had served in the RAF during WWII could perhaps be regarded as a piece of divine providence showing its respects. It is not certain whether the annual “Raising of the Flag” will continue to be held at the same venue – but one thing is for certain, and that is that the Springbok Club will do its best to ensure that it carries on in one form or another. [A full obituary to Peter Sladden appears at the end of this edition.]

----------------------------

Unfortunately the other London-based expat’ South African organisation who the Springbok Club was anticipating co-operating with in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year have now stated that they are “not interested” in co-operating any longer. We don’t know the reason for their about-face, but if this is their attitude then so be it. Regardless of this set-back the Springbok Club will still be commemorating the Day of the Vow next month with their own special event. More details about this event will be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN.

The Springbok Club’s 2018 AGM will be held at a venue in central London next January, and the organisation is planning a trip to the National Army Museum in February of next year. The organisation is still planning a visit to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands in May 2018. Please let us know as early as possible if you are interested in participating in these events.

------------------------------------------------------------------

PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

Because the Patriotic Forum’s planned trip to Chatham Dockyard clashed with the funeral of Peter Sladden, which a number of leading members wished to attend, it was therefore decided to postpone this visit until next year.

----------------------------

In December the Patriotic Forum will be staging a meeting to be addressed by a leading official of a traditional British cultural body. Further information about this event will of course be given in next month’s SCN. In January 2018 the organization will be celebrating Australia Day, and later during the early part of the year will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a leading expert on Islam, who will be exposing the nature of the threat posed to the West by this eastern religion.

----------------------------

Preparations for the production of the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, The Imperial Patriot, are now well under way. We have already received one generous donation to help with this project, but more financial assistance is still required before it can come to fruition. All donations to assist with this venture should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (If however you would prefer to make a donation via direct bank transfer please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the bank account details.)

-------------------------------------------------------------------

AZI AND HIS MAMMA NEEDS YOUR HELP

We recently received the following important message from the SanWild Wildlife Trust concerning Azi the Rhino and his mother. It reads as follows :-

“Ordinary people like you and me have shown amazing determination to help a rhino mother and her calf from being separated and traded commercially in South Africa.

“Survivors of a brutal poaching incident on a private farm, both mother and calf managed to avoid the bullets that killed other rhinos in their group. Their owner, distraught and traumatized by the brutality of losing rhinos he loved, decided to sell all the remaining rhinos. The animals were purchased by what we would like to call Rhino Speculators.

“These are business men who buy rhinos at a good price, de-horn them on arrival and then sell them on again - be it for the discounted trophy hunting market or export to Vietnam or China; or other private owners. Once these speculators have secured the horns of the animals they purchased they have no further interest in the animals themselves as their horns on the black market are at this stage more valuable than the animals themselves.

“There is however another very lucrative market that has opened, and that is the live export of rhinos to the countries where demand for rhino horn is ultimately responsible for the demise of the species. To satisfy the demand, many rhino owners remove young rhinos from their mothers as soon as they reach the age when they can be weaned and sell the young animals for export. Rumour has it that they are paid up to US$70,000 per animal, but this has not been confirmed.

“Just a bit more than a month ago, when we got news about Azi and his Mamma’s miraculous survival and the subsequent sale that took place, we managed to trace their whereabouts and contacted their new owner. We were informed that the intention was to remove the cow’s horn and that the calf would be separated from his mother when he was ready to be weaned, at which time he would be put up for sale to the agents who are exporting rhinos to the countries mentioned above.

“The two rhinos had, against all odds; already survived a brutal poaching incident and it is our mission to play a meaningful role in the protection and conservation of rhinos in South Africa under very difficult circumstances, and whilst the worst conservation crisis ever to face our country plays out.

“We believe that Azi and his Mamma deserve so much more and therefore we negotiated a contract to buy the two rhinos from their new owner.

“With the help of amazing people, we have raised 68% of the total of US$45,000 needed to ensure that Azi and his Mamma can have a bright future. With your love and understanding donations of $5 here and $10 there are coming in, and we are slowly but surely pushing ahead to achieve that we have set out to do.

“The most wonderful aspect of our campaign to ensure their welfare is that ordinary people can see that teamwork truly can make our dreams work.”

To contact the SanWild Wildlife Trust to help them in their campaign to protect Azi, his Mamma and other rhinos in similar positions visit their web-site at : -

https://www.sanwild.org/

-------------------------------------------------------------------

2023 RUGBY UNION WORLD CUP

The recent decision by the constituent members of World Rugby (the International Rugby Union Board) to award the 2023 Rugby Union World Cup hosting to France was a victory for sanity and common-sense.

The earlier announcement by the World Rugby board that South Africa was their “preferred bid” was of course the height of irresponsibility. Not only is the “new” South Africa now a decaying third-world nation without the abilities and expertise to organize such a high-profile international tournament, but their track record in organizing such global competitions in the past leaves a lot to be desired. The 1995 Rugby World Cup, held just a few years after civilised rule was abandoned in the country, produced low crowds at all but the most important matches and a “fixed” result in the final to ensure that the host nation “won” (by the novel expedient of having members of the opposing team suffer from food poison prior to the final!). The 2010 Association Football World Cup experienced even greater problems as we detailed in successive editions of the SCN at the time, with far lower than expected touring supporters (causing even emptier grounds), massive infrastructure failures and wide-scale attacks and robberies experienced by those foolish enough to visit the country – including the murder of an Austrian official! Then of course there was the awarding of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to Durban, which hastily had to be revoked after it became clear to all that plans and preparations were woefully inadequate. In view of all these established facts the decision by the World Rugby board initially to declare that beleaguered country its “preferred bid” seems ludicrous in the extreme, and indeed somewhat sinister.

In spite of the fact that under ideal circumstances we would have preferred the Irish bid to win rather than the French, the fact remains that although the economy of Northern Ireland, being part of the UK, is robust, that of the Republic of Ireland is still very weak following their mistakes in joining the Euro and not following the UK’s lead in exiting the EU. The possibilities of renewed violent insurrection throughout the island of Ireland in the short-term future therefore appears high, and thus to be awarded such a high-profile international tournament as early as 2023 seems a little too soon to risk.

We do not doubt that, as in 2007, France will stage an excellent and enthralling Rugby Union World Cup in 2023, and that the Republic of Ireland will have left the EU and moved closer back towards the rest of the British Isles so that the island of Ireland can be awarded the competition in 2027. As for South Africa, we believe that only after civilised first-world status have been restored in that sorry land can any global tournament be contemplated there again.

------------------------------------------------------------------

IS EUROPE KILLING ITSELF ?

A supporter has recently recommended the following most worrying YouTude video to us. We would be keen to hear the comments of other supporters to its contents :-

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/09/pat-condell-video-europe-is-killing-itself

------------------------------------------------------------------

THE MURDER OF DAPHNE CARUANA GALIZIA

The recent appalling assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the campaigning anti-corruption Maltese journalist, has shocked the entire international community. It has furthermore illustrated that in spite of its many virtues and attractions there is also a very dark side to Malta, a dark side which seems to have strong connections to the Italian Mafia. Malta is one of only three countries (it will be only two after Brexit) who are members of both the Commonwealth and the EU, and it seems to be this EU connection which has allowed Mafia criminality to flourish in Maltese society. As Daphne Caruana Galizia (a true heroine of our time if ever there was one) correctly exposed however, it is not only the current Maltese Labour Party Government of Joseph Muscat which has been guilty of massive corruption, but also certain figures within the opposition Nationalist Party. In this regard it should also be remembered that the Maltese Nationalist Party had strong links to Italian society prior to WWII. Today Maltese society as a whole seems to be very split between those who value their British and Commonwealth connections greatest and those who prefer their Italian and EU links – and this split seems to divide the membership of both major parties. What Malta now needs therefore, and what would be an ideal legacy to the memory of the brave Daphne Garuana Galizia, would be for a third party to arise in Malta – a third party free from all corruption and EU Mafia connections, which could thereby take Malta out of the EU with all its Mafia connections, and to restore close and beneficial links with Britain and the Commonwealth. “Mexit” could thus be a perfect method of honouring the memory of the brave Daphne Caruana Galizia!

------------------------------------------------------------------

HELP FREE THE 6 BRITISH MILITARY VETERANS HELD IN AN INDIAN JAIL

An important and disturbing recent news story that has not been receiving as much publicity as it deserves has been the controversial jailing of six British military veterans be the Indian authorities. More details about this case can be found via the link quoted below, and we ask all readers to do their best to assist the campaign to procure their release and to alert the powers-that-be about their plight :-

https://www.change.org/p/british-foreign-secretary-free-the-6-british-veterans-from-indian-jail

------------------------------------------------------------------

SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

------------------------------------------------------------------

BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

------------------------------------------------------------------

​BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

----------------------------

"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

----------------------------

CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

----------------------------

"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

----------------------------

‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

------------------------------------------------------------------

WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.228 – Mr. ED BUCKLE-NEL of Pinetown.

Ed Buckle-Nel lived in the Cowie’s Hill area of Pinetown, and as his name suggests was of joint British and Afrikaans ancestry. He had been prominent in Conservative politics in South Africa during the early post-WWII years, but we only came into contact with him when he became an active member of the “Durban Parliament” (the Durban Parliamentary Debating Society) during the 1980s, when he was well known for his debating style of clutching the top of his left-hand lapel tightly when he spoke! As he was already an elderly man during the 1980s we doubt very much whether he is still with us, but we wonder even so what eventually happened to him, and where his family members are now.

-----------------------------------------------------------------

RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

A most interesting US-based web-sire which includes many informative articles on global affairs from around the world (including many items from the SCN) is called Global Gulag. It can be accessed at :-

www.globalgulag.us

-----------------------------------------------------------------

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

RIGHT PRIORITY

Sir,

I refuse to vote Conservative as long as they keep cutting our defences. They should be at least double their current size and should never have been cut after the 1980s. The money wasted on the overseas aid should be mostly spent on defence. All British forces' equipment should be made by British workers in British factories. If this means higher taxes, so be it. The great Admiral Beatty complained in the twenties of politicians who were willing to jeopardise our defences for the sake of a shilling off the income tax.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

----------------------------

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SELLOUTS

Sir,

In the July Edition of the SCN you stated: “migrants have been ‘welcomed’ by seemingly so many European institutions and NGOs”. Do not forget one of the major culprits: the churches.. It was the same here in South Africa.

Yours etc.,

H.K.H., Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

----------------------------

NATURE OF THINGS

Sir,

What is amazing is that kindly White people in the animal shelter organisations talk about a ”mindset” that can watch a dog starve and that can inflict cruelty, but my mindset was never like that. My parents didn’t have to tell me to love animals – I did it instinctively! It’s in the genes, you will never change them. Those White people here have to see things that no other Whites in the world have to see. Yes there is cruelty in Western countries but not like here.

The Whites who work in the townships for the animals are the real heroes of South Africa – not these useless creatures calling themselves politicians who can only spend other people’s money, who are corrupt, incompetent and are so arrogant that it is mind boggling! They really think they are something, yet they are the laughing stock of the world! I’ve never seen anything like these creatures anywhere else in the world, and I’ve lived in three continents! I support five animal rescue organisations on my meagre income.

It’s really time that the world’s amnesia is swept away and the real history of these creatures is exposed to the world.

Yours etc.,

G.G.R., Transvaal, South Africa.

------------------------------------------------------------------

OBITUARY

PETER CHARLES KERRISON SLADDEN

It was with extreme sadness that we learnt of the death of Peter Charles Kerrison Sladden, the Lord of the Manor of Sougthrepps in Norfolk, at the end of October.

Peter Sladden was born at Fulham in London during September 1919. He enjoyed a happy childhood and excelled at school, where he showed a clear aptitude for technology and also proved a keen sportsman. During WWII he served in the RAF where his technical abilities were of course put to good use. A lifelong British patriot, he also became a strong Empire and Commonwealth man, influenced in no small way by colleagues who he met in the RAF from other parts of the Empire/Commonwealth. It was therefore no surprise when after WWII he decided to emigrate to one such Empire/Commonwealth country, the then Southern Rhodesia.

He settled in the Birchley, Monavale area of Salisbury, and soon showed that he was made of the same enterprising entrepreneurial material as the original Rhodesian pioneers had been made of by founding and successfully expanding his own construction and engineering company, which won contracts not only throughout Rhodesia but also in neighbouring Bechuanaland/Botswana. He also enjoyed a very happy and long-lasting marriage, and together with his wife Evelyn Mary he became a leading personality on the Lawn Tennis scene in his new country.

He of course could not contemplate staying in the country under the ZANU-PF terrorist regime, so returned to the UK in 1980, and although over 60 at that time embarked upon an entirely new career by becoming an arable and pig farmer, purchasing the manor and estate of Southrepps in Norfolk. He did not forget his Rhodesian years however, establishing a large room in his manor-house called the Rhodesia Room filled with flags, pictures and other artifacts devoted to Rhodesia, and also constructed a tree-lined walkway opposite the main entrance to the manor-house which he called Southern Rhodesia Avenue, in which were planted lines of trees, each one dedicated to a particular fallen Rhodesian. This tree-lined avenue was subsequently visited by both the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith and by H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Peter was a devoted family man, and was immensely proud of his three children and grandchildren. He also became a pillar of his local community in Southrepps and in north-east Norfolk in general. His hospitality in the area became legendary, with regular invitations being issued to local residents to join him for Sunday lunch. He was also a staunch CofE churchman, positioning himself firmly on the Low Church wing of the denomination, being a particular adherent to the Book of Common Prayer and an advocate of regular prayers being said for the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

But his greatest achievement was undoubtedly his organising of the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony on his estate. This event, which commemorates the foundation of the Rhodesian nation at what became Cecil Square, Salisbury on 13th September 1890 by the hoisting of the Union Flag by Lt. Teddy Tyndale-Biscoe of the Pioneer Column, had been re-enacted every year at Cecil Square itself from 1891 until the advent of the ZANU-PF terrorist regime in 1980, but from 1981 until 2017 this re-enactment was continued thanks to Peter’s organising genius at his manor-house in Norfolk. As he was 97 (only a few days short of his 98th birthday) when he organised his last such re-enactment this year this was unquestionably an phenomenal achievement! Another great achievement of his was only revealed shortly before he died, and this was that another tree-lined walkway had been constructed in the grounds of his estate, this one dedicated to the British Empire as a whole.

Peter Sladden was undoubtedly a great man and a true hero of Rhodesia and the British Empire. His memory will live on with everyone who knew him, and will inspire us all to continue to uphold his devotion to the Rhodesian cause in exile and the achievements of the British Empire as a whole. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his children Christopher, Evelyn and Patricia, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and to his brother David and the rest of his family.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Finally, if you would prefer to be deleted from our SCN circulation list then simply e-mail us with the word "unsubscribe". Alternatively, if you liked this SCN and think more of your friends would like to receive copies then please let us know their e-mail addresses!






Monday, 16 October 2017

October 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

October 2017 edition

This year’s hurricane season in the Caribbean hit the British Overseas Territories in the region hard, with Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, Montserrat and the Turks and Caicos Islands being particularly badly affected.

Following the first of these natural disasters UKIP’s aid spokesperson, Cllr. Lisa Duffy, issued the following statement, which we can only applaud: “The UK continues to give £12.2 billion in foreign aid, supporting countries like the North Korean [DPRK] regime now threatening nuclear war and Argentina who still think they have a claim over the Falkland Islands. Britain has been giving money to Iran, China and would you believe it money has also been going to Mugabe’s Zimbabwe! It is appalling, there is no justification and it must stop. Money should instead be going to the Caribbean Islands hit by the Hurricane Irma. At least eight people have been killed and numerous injured as the Hurricane tears into all these Caribbean Islands, some of which are British Colonies. Buildings have been destroyed, residents left homeless, roads and telecommunications systems wrecked. Britain needs to be spending our foreign aid budget here, supplying fresh water, equipment and food instead of wasting our tax payer’s money on corrupt and dangerous regimes. Let’s be clear, we need to send aid not a blank cheque. Foreign Aid needs to be spent in the right places, we need to be sending money immediately to help the people and countries destroyed by Hurricane Irma. These Islands are being destroyed as the most powerful hurricane ever recorded batters the Caribbean. This Government is just not offering enough support to our British Overseas Territories and the Caribbean Islands caught in its wake.”

In the past our movement has often been critical of UKIP and its apparent “Little Englander” approach under its former leader, who seemed to think that Britain could totally isolate itself from the rest of the world. It is therefore most encouraging that their present aid spokesperson recognises that the world does not end at Land’s End, and that Britain still possesses a number of colonies (or “Overseas Territories” as we must alas call them in these “politically correct” days), small in number and size though they alas currently be, which we have a moral duty and responsibility to protect and defend. Britain is a great global power or else it is nothing, and surely UKIP with its forthright opposition to EU-entanglement should be saying this loud and clear? Although alas the former leadership of UKIP were totally lacking in this regard, Cllr. Duffy – and hopefully the entire new UKIP leadership team – give great cause for confidence in the future.

It is widely accepted that France and the Netherlands were quicker in responding to the needs of their own overseas territories in the Caribbean than the UK was – though once British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson became involved the situation rapidly improved. The citizens of the British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean therefore soon came to realise the advantages of enjoying the status of colonies of a great European nation-state, just as their French and Dutch neighbours had done right from the beginning of the natural disasters which befell them. This advantage evidently hasn’t been lost on those former British colonies in the area who foolishly opted for independence during he latter part of the last century. Dominica in particular seems now to be regretting the fact that they made such an unwise move.

We advocate therefore that post-Brexit Britain should be offering renewed colonial or protectorate status to all its former colonies who wish to take advantage of once again becoming part of a great Imperial power – and this applies not only to the Caribbean but globally. The once and future colonies will not only benefit themselves from renewed good governance and civilised first-world conditions, but so also will the British people themselves, as natural economic advantages and idyllic holiday destinations present themselves. Furthermore, the threat of terrorism will be considerably reduced once it is Western men and women who are once again in control rather than corrupt tyrants, and massive areas will be opened up for the repatriation of the unwanted immigrants who settled in the UK following the unfortunate de-colonialisation programme of the post-WWII era.

Re-colonisation will therefore be a win-win situation for all concerned. There are of course many visionless “little men” who dismiss Britain’s current 14 global colonies as anachronisms – but we are confident that out of small acorns mighty oaks can once again grow!

------------------------------------------------------------------

SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club again participated in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk last month, which as always proved to be a most exhilarating and inspiring event – and it was particularly encouraging to see the increased number of Springbok Club members and supporters who made the journey to attend this year. In view of the threatening inclement weather (which in the end never materialized!) the ceremony was held indoors this year – in a spacious barn on the estate of Southrepps Hall. Although there were obvious disadvantages to the event not being held outdoors in the fresh air, these were however offset by a couple of advantages, for the music provided by The Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band seemed even more stirring and uplifting, and the explosions emitted by the miniature cannons during the 21-gun salute proved even more rousing! A temporary flagpole had been erected outside the main entrance to the barn, so everyone was therefore able to observe the actual raising of the Union Flag – which this year was performed by Mr. Andy Hope-Hall, a great-great- nephew of Lt.”Teddy” Tindale-Biscoe who actually raised the Union Flag at what was to become the City of Salisbury when the Pioneer Column founded Rhodesia on 13th September 1890! Mr. Hope-Hall also gave one of the two keynote speeches at the event this year, the other being given by Mr. Peter Jewell who performed such valiant work for the Rhodesian nation during the UDI years. Both spoke movingly and eloquently, and the whole ceremony proved once more to be a day to remember and inspire!

Great faith has been placed in The Springbok Club by Mr. Peter Sladden, the Lord of the Manor of Southrepps, to ensure that the “Raising of the Flag” ceremony is continued for posterity. This is a task which the organisation is determined to fulfil – though alas as The Springbok Club is not a wealthy organisation it will require meaningful and regular financial assistance in order to honour this faith which has been placed in it. We trust therefore that all concerned will be prepared and able to provide these resources which are needed.

----------------------------

Alas The Springbok Club has recently learnt that the eminent South African guest speaker who was to have addressed the organization in October will not now be visiting the UK until early/mid 2018. Plans are now being attempted to organise an alternative event for October, though it is not certain whether anything will be able to be arranged before the month is out. Unfortunately also arrangements for the proposed Springbok Club event in Sussex during November have still not been finalised. Needless to say however, all members and supporters will be notified as soon as any arrangements have been completed

In December the organisation plans to join forces with another South African expat organisation in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow. More details about this event will be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN.

The Springbok Club’s is planning a trip to the National Army Museum in February of next year, and a visit to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands is still being planned for May 2018. Please let us know as early as possible if you are interested in participating in these events.

------------------------------------------------------------------

PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum celebrated Gibraltar Day last month by staging a trip to Canterbury in order to visit several sites associated with Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Rooke, who commanded the combined British and Dutch forces who captured Gibraltar in 1704. This proved to be a most happy and successful event, albeit that Canterbury Cathedral, where a memorial to Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Rooke stands in the Warrior’s Chapel, was closed to the public because of a special service at the start of the afternoon. Instead the Patriotic Forum party commenced their tour at The Cross Keys, a 17th Century Inn which stands just outside the Canterbury City walls on land which was owned by the Rooke family at the time when Admiral of the Fleet Sir George Rooke was alive, and which he and other members of his family therefore undoubtedly patronised. Here Mr. Gary Vincent gave an excellent and highly informative PowerPoint presentation about the great man and his association with Canterbury. From here the party journeyed on to St.Paul’s Church where members of the Rooke family are buried – albeit that the family vaults were unfortunately covered by a new organ during the 19th Century! Finally it was back to the Warrior’s Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral (where the special service had be then ended) in order to pay respects at the memorial to the great man who won Gibraltar.

A poem about the day’s events was subsequently written, which reads as follows :-

We met at the Buttercross at One,
Within half-an-hour our trip had begun
Nautical spirit ahead of us lay
Supporting Commonwealth’s Gibraltar Day.

A tourist tour round Canterbury’s delights
To see many great architectural sites.
We paid homage to local-born Admiral Sir George Rooke,
A Canterbury hero, we all took a good look.

We found St.Paul’s Church, the family vault there,
Today hidden by church organ, can’t see - that’s unfair!
Yet we visited Canterbury Cathedral to see
His fine cenotaph in Warrior’s Chapel, all agree.

So off to The Cross Keys Pub, lovely lunch on Old Dover Road,
For PowerPoint Presentation in Rooke’s old drinking abode!
Close to the home where he was born and he died
Long since demolished, St.Lawrence now doth hide,

Turned into meadow till 1847,
The site of Kent Cricket, the Spitfire Ground heaven!
So we learnt about Rooke, victor of Gibraltar’s great fame.
A great day in Rooke’s Canterbury, so more of the same!

----------------------------

In October The Patriotic Forum aims to celebrate Trafalgar Day by staging a trip to Chatham Dockyard (where of course H.M.S. Victory was built) and in November will be holding a meeting to be addressed by an expert on the threat which the West is facing from expansionist Islam. For more details about these events please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk In December the organization will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a leading official of a traditional British cultural body, and further information about this will of course be given in next month’s SCN.

----------------------------

Plans are still afoot to launch a successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which will support The Patriotic Forum and which will be called The Imperial Patriot. All donations to assist in this new venture should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (If however you would prefer to make a donation via direct bank transfer please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the bank account details.)

-------------------------------------------------------------------

REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE TRUST

We recently received the following most uplifting report from The SanWild Wildlife Trust concerning their Cheetah Conservation Programme. It reads as follows :-

“The SanWild Wildlife Trust started its Cheetah Conservation Programme on the 2nd December 2010 when the South African National Parks donated three cheetah males to us. Initially the coalition of brothers were kept in a natural habitat release enclosure and were released on the 8th September 2011. On the 9th October 2011, they made their first successful kill – a young kudu.

”Just over a year later, on the 20th November 2012, one of the males was spotted with a severe eye injury and surgery was scheduled a week later. Unfortunately, although the surgery went well, the cheetah lost sight in this eye, but it did not seem to hinder its life as a wild cheetah.

”Two years later, with the help of our donors, we raised sufficient funding to purchase two female cheetahs from the Mount Camdeboo Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. They arrived on the 8th December 2014 and were released on the 28th June 2015.

“To our absolute delight the bigger one of the two females gave birth to 5 cubs that were first spotted on the 5th May 2016 when they were estimated to be about 6 weeks old. Since then the mum lost one of her cubs, but she has successfully raised four of them into young adults that will soon be ready to be relocated to other game reserves to increase cheetah numbers in the wild.

”SanWild currently has the highest number of cheetahs in the wild in the Lowveld Meta-population group. The two young males are destined for the Lower Zambezi National Park to help establish a breeding population of cheetahs, as they currently do not have any.

”The two females will be relocated to a nearby private game reserve, but SanWild will retain ownership of the two females to ensure their long-term welfare and safety from any exploitation, hunting or commercial trade.

”Despite proving that our cheetahs can play a very valuable role in the conservation of their species we have unfortunately lacked the funding to buy the telemetry tracking equipment necessary to monitor the animals closely and we had to make do with borrowed equipment from time to time that has proved to be very unsatisfactory.

”We would now like to appeal for your help with donations of sponsorship in the amount of US$3000 to purchase this much-needed equipment.

”Please email louise@sanwild.org for the SanWild banking details or for any enquiries.”

We congratulate all at SanWild for their excellent efforts in ensuring that their Cheetah Conservation Programme has been such an outstanding success, and hope that our supporters will be able to help them further in their vital work.

-------------------------------------------------------------------

POPPY PROTEST VICTORY

In the December 2016 Edition of the SCN, in an article entitled “Time to disband FIFA”, we reported on the disgusting decision by FIFA officials to “ban” the wearing of emblazoned poppies upon the shirts of British Association Football sides in international matches - evidently because they were allegedly deemed to be “political”. This FIFA ruling caused outrage throughout the UK – indeed throughout the civilised world – and several petition campaigns (both on-line and in real-life) were launched to have this unbelievable “ban” revoked. Most praiseworthily all four British Football Associations defied this ridiculous “ban”, and moreover refused to pay the despicable “fines” which FIFA imposed as a result. Now comes news that FIFA has completely backed down on this issue as a result of the massive protests which ensued, and furthermore are now expected to waive their attempted fines. All four British teams will therefore be wearing their poppy emblems with pride and without hindrance in their forthcoming internationals. Our wholesome congratulations are therefore extended to all those involved in the various petition and protest campaigns, and we call for the immediate dismissal of all those FIFA officials who were involved with this outrageous “ban”!

------------------------------------------------------------------

RHODESIANS WORLDWIDE TRIUMPH

The Kent Branch of the Rhodesians Worldwide organization was founded on 11th November 1991 (UDI Day!), and so this year, in order to celebrate the 26th anniversary of its birth, a special dinner is being planned. At the branch’s formation meeting in 1991 everyone present was reminded that although it had taken the Jewish people 1870 years to reclaim their homeland they had constantly remained determined, and each year at a religious festival had vowed “Next year in Jerusalem” - and then the defiant toast “Next year in Salisbury” was proposed. Although with the passing of 26 years many of the original stalwarts of the branch have died (heroes such as Bill and Eileen Andrews, Wentzel and Anita Coetzer, Chris Wepener, Adrienne Chapman, Gary McDougall and Gina Shaw among them) the branch has thrived – and most encouragingly a new younger generation of Rhodesian descendents have emerged to takeover the leadership of the branch – many of whom have never even set foot in the country. The determination and defiance of organisations such as Rhodesians Worldwide and those behind the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk which has keep the Rhodesian ideal alive is therefore an inspiration to all of us. Next year in Salisbury!

------------------------------------------------------------------

REMEMBERING THE ENTEBBE RAID

A supporter from Australia has recently reminded us about the Entebbe Raid, when Israeli special forces made a daring and courageous raid on Entebbe Airport in Uganda in order to rescue the passengers of an aircraft which had been hijacked by Islamic terrorists – with the apparent co-operation of the demonic tyrant then running that excuse of a country. At this present time when the West is being threatened even more strongly by Islamic terrorism is it therefore worth looking back on the effectiveness and bravery of the Israeli Defence Forces in so ruthlessly opposing the evils of terrorism, and thereby defending us all. A short YouTube documentary about this raid can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xCxzdU9dQo

------------------------------------------------------------------

PETITION CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTING WHITE GENOCIDE

A most praiseworthy on-line petition campaign has recently been initiated calling on the U.K. Government to address the issue of White genocide in South Africa. We encourage all readers to support and add their names to this petition, which can be accessed at :-

https://www.change.org/p/vivienne-parker-government-to-address-issue-of-white-genocide-in-south-africa?recruiter=32811489&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=share_email_responsive

------------------------------------------------------------------

SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

------------------------------------------------------------------

BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

------------------------------------------------------------------

​BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

----------------------------

"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

----------------------------

CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

----------------------------

"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

----------------------------

‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

------------------------------------------------------------------

WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.227 – Mrs. SHEILA ROSSOUW of Parow

Sheila Rossouw (no relation we believe to Pierre Rossouw – see June 2017 SCN) was an early supporter of S.A.Patriot magazine, and indeed regularly purchased a batch of 200 copies of each edition for distribution among her many friends and contacts – continuing to do so even after the magazine was forced to relocate as S.A.Patriot-in-Exile. She was a talented harpist by profession, and indeed played in the CAPAC orchestra – but for some bizarre reason she always wanted people who had never met her to believe that she was a man, and it took us many years to realise that she was actually a woman! She is believed to have been a Rhodesian, either by birth or by upbringing, but after moving to South Africa she became a keen supporter of the HNP and other patriotic organisations in the country. Alas the latest batch of copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which we sent her has just been returned to us as she is evidently no longer known at her last known address in Parow, so we therefore fear for the worst. We would however be keen to learn what has actually happened to her.

-----------------------------------------------------------------

RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

We’ve recently been informed of a very interesting TV report about a Yazidi Female Brigade fighting against ISIS/ISIL. This report takes a look at the "Sun Brigade," a unit composed of young Yazidi women determined to fight ISIS/ISIL after escaping captivity or witnessing the atrocities committed by them against their families. According to the report, which was aired on Alaan TV on October 9, 2016 the brigade consists of 140 female fighters, who want to join the Peshmerga forces in the fight against ISIS/ISIL. This report can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKgEIWOmUc8

-----------------------------------------------------------------

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

FACTS NOT YUCK

Sir,

Cecil Rhodes was one of the greatest men Britain ever produced. I only wish he'd lived a lot longer and that Prime Minister Rhodes and President Theodore Roosevelt had been able to work together. So Yucky Yasmin's [Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, who had written an earlier scurrilous article in the “I” newspaper] view of history makes me sick - Politically Correct, anti-White, anti-British, out to paint the fine men who built and ran the Empire in the worst possible light. Why must they always look under the rocks rather than at the stars? The good was just as true as the bad. To me, Martin Luther King was not so much a hero as soft on Communism and a believer in forced integration - no more acceptable than forced apartheid. Gandhi was a dangerous crank whose economic ideas would have left India permanently impoverished. The "resistance groups in Kenya" were Mau-Mau terrorists - and were we supposed to leave our boys in Palestine and India to provide various terrorists and thugs with target practice?

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

----------------------------

PARTY GAMES

Sir,

People inside the ANC are scared of breaking the party and losing the alliance it has with the COSATU and the SACP. Their fear is understandable. The ANC has been their “political home” for decades and loyalty to the party has been passed from generation to generation. The ANC used to drip with nostalgic liberation street cred’. But of late the party has been reeking from the symptoms of factionalism, corruption and client deployment (read cadre deployment). The rot has become so bad that even ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe, who has demonstrated a profound capacity for double-speak, is beginning to forgo his ailment denialism and admit that the party is in trouble.

Yours etc.,

Marius Oosthuizen, South Africa.

----------------------------

FAKING IT

Sir,

There are many types of fake news. One is the news story that says "Outrage at ".....so-and-so's comments on such-and-such..., or so-and-so "slammed" for comments on such-and-such. The question is - who is expressing the outrage or doing the slamming, and how-much support do they have among the population, and how many people are actually on the other hand supporting the comments? If the "outraged" or the "slammers" are many times outnumbered by the supporters, then that is a fake news story, because the headline ""Outrage at " or "slammed" implies the outrage or the slamming is general and is a many-time majority view. If Pauline Hanson, for instance, calls for an end to Muslim immigration, that statement will have the support of about 60 per cent of the population, but the headline would be "Hanson slammed for her comments on Muslim immigration". the slammers being, obviously the 3 per cent of the population who are Muslims, and another 20 per cent of hard-line Labor and Greens supporters, who when combined are still only a minority. So watch out for this kind of fake news story!

Yours etc.,

Bob Vinnicombe, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

------------------------------------------------------------------

OBITUARIES

SIR TEDDY TAYLOR

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the recent death of Sir Edward MacMillan “Teddy” Taylor. Sir Teddy Taylor was born in 1937 and educated at Glasgow High School and the University of Glasgow. After graduating he worked as a journalist with the Glasgow Herald before entering politics. He was elected Conservative and Unionist MP for Glasgow Cathcart in the 1964 General Election, a predominantly working-class but fiercely Loyalist part of the city.

Once in Parliament Sir Teddy quickly established a reputation for being a firm and resolute patriot and Unionist. He was a staunch supporter of Enoch Powell, although he disagreed with him by advocating a return of capital punishment. It was in his forthright opposition to Britain’s membership of the Common Market (later the EU) where he displayed his strongest views however. Although his undoubted intellect and abilities quickly propelled him into the government of Edward Heath in 1970 as a junior Scottish Office minister, he resigned as a matter of principle just a year later in opposition to Heath’s fanatical determination to force Britain into the Common Market.

In spite of his great love for and identification with Glasgow, he alas lost his seat at Glasgow Cathcart in the 1979 General Election, suffering as a result of a dramatic decline in support for the Conservative Party in Scotland following Heath’s disastrous term as leader. He wasn’t out of Parliament for long however, for the new Conservative leader Margaret Thatcher was able to spot talent when she saw it, and he re-entered Parliament as MP for Southend-on-Sea East (later Rochford and Southend East) at a by-election just a year later. Margaret Thatcher soon brought him back into government, albeit it only at junior ministerial level, but he clearly became a key advisor to Margaret Thatcher on a personal level, not only steeling her backbone to become more resolute in her opposition to the EU, but also encouraging her to take a firmer stance against international terrorism – he once openly stating that the South African terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela should be shot. After Margaret Thatcher was deposed and John Major became PM and started to become more conciliatory towards the EU Sir Teddy Taylor became one of the leading “Maastricht rebels” – or “the bastards” as John Major termed them. Although never achieving any significant successes in Parliament, the “Maastricht rebels” managed to place EuroScepticism firmly onto the political agenda, and their impact outside Parliament was considerable.

Sir Teddy Taylor left Parliament at the 2005 General Election to spend his retirement years in his adopted home of Southend-on-Sea, which he grew to love equally as much as he loved his native Glasgow. He was an Association Football fanatic, and being a staunch Unionist supported all the British teams with equal passion – although when it came to the crunch he would always give his primary support to Scotland! It is believed that he was a keen Rangers supporter whilst still living in Glasgow, but thought it best not to voice his affiliation too loudly when MP for Cathcart so as not to alienate any taigs amongst his electorate! By the time he moved to Southend-on-Sea, however, his support for Southend United in the English context became clear and unambiguous, and he was regularly to be seen in the stands at Roots Hall.

During its heydays of the 1960s and 70s Sir Teddy was a staunch and active supporter of the Monday Club, but more latterly he became a firm supporter of New Britain (now of course part of the Patriotic Forum) and a close friend and admirer of the organisation’s founder and director Dennis Delderfield, often acting as chairman at meetings staged by the organisation. It was therefore a great surprise not to see Sir Teddy at Dennis Delderfield’s funeral last year, but in view his own subsequent death it is probable that he was already too unwell to attend.

Sir Teddy Taylor was a true patriot and a great Briton, and will always remain an inspiration to all who worked with him. It is of course a great encouragement and joy to realise that he lived long enough to see the victory of the Brexit cause at the 2016 Referendum, and thus to learn that his beloved country was about to leave the EU, thereby fulfilling his life’s main mission! Our sincerest condolences are extended to Sir Teddy’s widow Sheila and to his two sons and daughter.

----------------------------

BRIAN “STACK” STEVENS

We were most saddened to learn of the recent death of Brian “Stack” Stevens. A farmer by profession, “Stack” Stevens was a proud Cornishman who played Rugby as loose-head prop for Penzance and Newlyn, Cornwall, England and the British Lions. He played a total of 83 times for Cornwall, being captain of the county from 1973 to 1973, and 25 times for England from 1969 to 1975. Although he was part of the 1971 British Lions Touring party to Australia and New Zealand he alas didn’t play in any Tests. He was part of the England team during the 1969/70 Springbok tour of the British Isles, and proved to be one of the most forthright players (along with the entire England front row!) in voicing opposition to the despicable would-be tour disrupters. By so doing he gained a lot of friends in South Africa and among supporters of freedom and civilised standards. He will thus always be fondly remembered not only as a player but also as a man of principle. Our sincerest sympathies are extended to his family and to the Cornish rugby community.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Finally, if you would prefer to be deleted from our SCN circulation list then simply e-mail us with the word "unsubscribe". Alternatively, if you liked this SCN and think more of your friends would like to receive copies then please let us know their e-mail addresses!