Sunday, 15 February 2004

February 2004 Edition.


February 2004 edition

Towards the end of January the Natal rugby side made a short trip to London to play a friendly match against Harlequins. A number of officials of the Springbok Club were initially offered tickets for this match, but alas circumstances eventually prevented attendance, so the match was therefore only viewed on TV.

There had been the fear, however, that there would also be a number of traitors and sell-outs in the crowd who would be waving the blood-stained flag of the ANC regime, which could have led to nasty confrontations. In the event, however, it seemed we had little to worry about, as only one example of the hideous ANC flag was ever viewed on the screen. For the most part the Natal supporters were proudly displaying the emblems and colours of the Natal team, and although we could see no examples of the Natal flag (the beautiful "red ensign" design, which alas must now be very hard to come by under the present dispensation) it was clear that the sentiments of the crowd were fully behind the ideals of "the Last Outpost of the British Empire". Furthermore, it was also most encouraging to note that the team still play as NATAL, and not under the abominable title of "KwaZulu-Natal" (and in this regard it should be remembered that several members of today's Springbok Club were active supporters of Action White Natal during the mid-1980s, an organisation which SUCCESSFULLY campaigned against the establishment of a joint KwaZulu/Natal authority at the time).

It has of course been a constant source of anger for all true South African patriots to see traitors and those who Lenin accurately described as "useful idiots" waving the obnoxious terrorist flag at overseas sporting events where South African competitors take part - probably much to the embarrassment of these competitors themselves. Perhaps the demonstration of more patriotic sentiments displayed by the Natal supporters indicates that these days are gradually coming to an end.

With the terrorist regime now being in power in South Africa for over a decade maybe we are at last seeing the first manifestations of genuine patriotic resistance. In this respect it is more important than ever that the real South African flag (and indeed the Natal flag and those of the other three provinces) are displayed more and more frequently. The Springbok Club will certainly be in the vanguard of this campaign.



The Springbok Club held their 2004 AGM at the end of January, which proved to be a most happy and successful event, with a larger than ever turnout, thus confirming the continuing growth of the movement.

Allan Robertson presented the Treasurer's report for 2003, Alan Harvey the Organiser's report, and Daniel Wilkinson the Branch Development report - copies of the first two of which are available upon request.

After this David Wedgwood temporarily took the chair for the election of the Executive Committee for 2004, and the out-going committee were subsequently re-elected en bloc.

Although there were no offical motions tabled for debate, an informal and most useful discussion then took place regarding the conditions of membership and branch structures.

At the end of the meeting Allan Robertson gave a most enlightening talk about developments among patriotic organisations in the UK, and the way in which the Springbok Club plans to co-operate with them.



The Springbok Club will be staging a most interesting meeting later this month at which the guest speaker will be Mr. Frank Maloney, the boxing promotor and official UKIP candidate for Mayor of London. The details are as follows:-

Date : Tuesday 24th February 2004

Time : 19.00 hrs for 19.30 hrs.

Venue : The Clarence (the upstairs Function Room), 4 Dover Street, Mayfair, London W1 (just off Piccadilly, practically opposite the Ritz Hotel - nearest tube station: Green Park).

Frank Maloney was born at Peckham, south-east London, of British-Irish parentage. A keen sportsman from an early age, he toyed with the idea of becoming both a jockey and a professional footballer, before concentrating upon his main love - boxing. He fought 67 times as an amateur in the flyweight division, but subsequently made his name as a leading and highly successful professional manager, managing such famous champions as Lennox Lewis, Paul Ingle and Alex Arthur. He has visited South Africa on a number of occasions during his boxing career, and gained a great love for the country. A proud Londoner, Frank has become alarmed by the city’s deterioration and loss of traditional character during recent years, and as a result has been adopted as the official UKIP candidate for the forthcoming London Mayoral election, where his campaign has attracted unprecedented media attention.



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club staged a most enjoyable trip to the Zulu War “Special Living History Event” at the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham last month, which marked the 125th anniversary of the Battle of Rorke's Drift. Inter alia they witnessed a re-enactment of the drill and weaponry of the time of the Zulu Wars by “The Die Hards” historical re-enactment society, and a riveting talk on the Battle of Isandhlwana by Julian Wybra. After the visit to the museum a convivial and highly useful informal get-together was held at the near-by historic King George V pub in Old Brompton - which possesses a massive collection of wall-plaque badges from ships of the Royal Navy, and which was the venue for countless send-offs and welcome-homes for servicemen servicing in various parts of the British Empire in days gone by.


The date of the informal pub-gathering to be staged by the Chilterns Branch of the Springbok Club in High Wycombe has been put back to later during March.

The planned river trip along the Thames at Richmond by the London (Capital) Branch of the Springbok Club now looks like being held in early May.

The official launch of the Northern Ireland Branch of the Springbok Club is anticipated to take place during late March. Contact for more details.

Unfortunately we still do not have any definite details concerning the Sussex Branch's official launch.



The London Swinton Circle was most honoured to welcome Sir Teddy Taylor MP, the Conservative MP for Rochford and Southend East, as their guest speaker in January. Sir Teddy gave a masterful exposure of the damage which membership of the EU was doing to Britain and its economy, and why negotiated withdrawal would be in the country's best interests. He also emphasised the fact that the media was not as antagonistic to our aims and ideals as many pessimists would have us believe, and that with a bit of effort it was always easy to obtain media publicity. During question time a number of people emphasised the fact that many life-long Conservatives were preparing to vote for UKIP in the forthcoming Euro Elections, if only to convince the new Conservative leadership to take a more Euro-sceptic stance.

Details of the next London Swinton Circle meeting are as follows:-

Date : Thursday 19th February 2004

Time : 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs

Venue : The Clarence Public Inn (the upstairs Parliament Room), 53 Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1 (nearest tube stations: Charing Cross and Embankment.)

Guest Speaker : Mr. Nigel Farage MEP (the UKIP MEP for south-east England).



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The Springbok Club is now retailing copies of the book "AFRICA PAR ADVENTURE", an anthology of African stories edited by Peter Ward. The book is priced at £14.95 per copy, plus 20% for p.& p. (though copies may be collected at Springbok Club activities for no extra cost.) Payments should be made payable to "The Springbok Club" and forwarded to: The Springbok Club, BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.


"GOODBYE OZ CULTURE" by Nick Maine is a well illustrated and easy to read expose of what certain politicians have done to the Australia we loved as a homogeneous and peaceful society. Some suburbs have now lost most semblance of being "Australian". Meanwhile the families of servicemen have been threatened by strangers in our midst.

"HEY! WAIT FOR ME" by Nick Maine is a humorous story which relates how fate kept avoiding a 17-year-old in his endeavours to join his school-mates during the Second World War. Eventually in early 1944, after having served one year in New Guinea and about to be repatriated home, one of his many applications for a transfer finally came through just as the 2/2nd battalion was arriving back in New Guinea. This resulted in the now 21-year-old remaining in action for the final year of the war.

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"GOVERNMENT BY DECEPTION" by Jan Lamprecht details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at:


"MY PLACE IN THE SUN" by Margaret Peach (nee Pearce) is written very much from the perspective of a resourceful wife and mother who was closely involved in life out in the bush at a critical and interesting time in the history of Southern Rhodesia. Her account of the triumphs, tragedies and daily incidents takes the reader through twenty years of a somewhat nomadic existence in a wild and beautiful country which, for most of the time, was going through a period of great unrest. It is even more poignant to read about it today in the context of the current political situation in Zimbabwe.

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"OF RICE AND MEN", by Jimmy Walker

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An irreverent, left of centre, look at life as a POW by Jimmy Walker, who was captured by the Japanese following the fall of Singapore in 1942. Jimmy takes us through incarceration at the notorious Changi jail, forced labour on the railroad, and deportation to Japan, where the Japanese exploited the mining skills of the boys from Northumberland. Norman Lambert’s sketches are both amusing and frightening at the same time. Through the bitterness and resentment, and physical trauma of captivity shines the humour and the indomitable spirit of the British soldier. An enjoyable and educational read, with a surprise ending.

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A supporter plans to attend the Conservative Party Spring Forum at Harrogate over the weekend of 5th/7th March, and intends to distribute leaflets on behalf of the "Tory Radical Right" on that occasion. He would like to have some assistance in this task however, so if anyone is willing and able to help please contact him via us at :



The Springbok Club has recently been informed of a new potential supporter named Daan Olivier from Hampshire. Unfortunately we cannot discover his full address, other than the fact that he lives on Hayling Island. If anyone could supply us with more complete details of his address then we would be most grateful.



No.63 : Mr. MARK BAWDEN of Islington.

Mark Bawden's mother, Reita Bawden, is becoming very worried as she has heard no word from Mark for over 6 weeks now, and his last known 'phone number seems to be disconnected. He was last known to be living in Islington, north London, so if anyone knows of his present whereabouts please contact Reita at:



The Campaign for UK Conservatism maintains an excellent web-site in support of Conservative principles and the sovereignty of the British people. It can be accessed at:





I refer to your recent circular regarding the "Day of the Vow Commemoration" to be held on 16th December.

Both my wife and I would very much like to be there but the current press of business makes this impossible, so I would ask you to tender our apologies and drink a toast to the spirit and the memory of the Voortrekkers and Andries Pretorius.

Yours etc.,

G. Shugg, London, U.K.




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I watched South Africa win the World Golf tournament at the Ocean Course, Kiawah, South Carolina, USA last month. England came second!

Yours etc.,

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In the letter from Mark Taylor which was published under the title of "Film Circle" in the January edition of the SCN we gave the impression that the remark "Whatever Rhodesia's faults - I wouldn't have voted RF before 1977 - it did at least function!" was made by Michael Readman. We have subsequently been informed that this remark was actually made by Mark Taylor himself, and not by Mr. Readman. We apologise to both Mr. Taylor and to Mr. Readman for any confusion and embarrassment which this may have caused.



British-born Francis Andrew made contact with us several years ago, and assured us not only that he fully supported the aims and objectives of the Springbok Club, but also that he was a proud neo-Imperialist. A bachelor who has spent the past twenty or so years living in the Sudan, Saudi Arabia and Jordan where he's taught little Arab boys to speak English, there have however proved to be many ambiguities about Mr. Andrew - not least the fact that he is a devout Roman Catholic whilst at the same time still claiming to support the Act of Settlement and the DUP in Northern Ireland!

We initially accepted Mr. Andrew's claims of support at face value, but were absolutely dumbfounded when he subsequently told us that he did not support his own country during the recent War Against Terrorism in Iraq! When we criticised him for his unpatriotic stance in this regard his reaction was to send us a number of insulting and extremely childish e-mails. Quite clearly, therefore, when the crunch came Mr. Andrew decided that his loyalties lay with the societies where he resided rather than with the country which gave him birth.

Although we at first thought that Mr. Andrew was simply a straight-forward traitor who had "conned" us for a number of years, some of his subsequent outpourings tend to suggest that he may suffer from serious psychiatric problems. Inter alia he has claimed to be in contact with Enoch Powell from beyond the grave, and that the great man supports his anti-British stance on Iraq (FACT: Enoch Powell was a lifelong British patriot who voluntarily enlisted in the ranks at the start of WWII), that Iraq is not an Islamic country (FACT: Iraq is 93% Muslim), and that the population of the UK is "12 to 14% ethnic" (FACT: even the biased government 2001 Census only tried to claim that 6.9% of the population was non-White; it has been estimated that a more accurate figure is only 2.8%). Not only does Mr. Andrew apparently possess an extreme hatred for his own country (as demonstrated by his bizarre claim that it is "12 to 14% ethnic"), but he also holds a totally paranoiac hatred for the United States, believing in weird "conspiracy theories" regarding the CIA which would make even the most extreme Leftist proud, and failing to comprehend the seismic shift in policies which take place on the change of US administrations.

So bizarre did many of Mr. Andrew's communications become (involving many wild mood swings) that we eventually asked him to cease all contact - but in spite of these simple requests he continues to bombard us with increasingly deranged and infantile e-mails. Has anyone else been plagued by this wretched man in this way we wonder, and does anyone know anything more about his background? In any case, Mr. Francis Andrew certainly appears to be a character best to be avoided!



In the December 2003 edition of the SCN we exposed the fact that John "Porky" Hiddleston, the original "nominal" editor of "S.A.Patriot" who ran away with significant funds in 1981, had been selected as an official (though happily unsuccessful) UUP candidate for Belfast South during the recent Northern Ireland Assembly elections. Our astonishment in this regard, moreover, was magnified by the fact that we knew that "Porky" Hiddleston had for long harboured anti-Semitic sentiments - which were confirmed by the contents of his short-lived "Ulster Watchman" broadsheet.

We have subsequently learnt that "Porky's" disreputable past has now also been exposed by the well-known anti-fascist magazine "Searchlight" - which fully revealed his neo-fascist credentials! Let us hope therefore that this will be the end of this loathsome creature's attempts to enter public life, and that he will crawl back into the sewer from whence he came.

Other troublemakers such as Tuohy, Waring, Scholtz and Andrew should take note!


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