Monday, 8 December 2008

December 2008 Edition.


December 2008 edition

The received wisdom has been that the current world economic crisis has been caused by too much debt and borrowing being undertaken by the banking system in the West, particularly in the sub-prime mortgage market. Such an explanation is far too simplistic however, especially when it is born in mind that debt and credit have always been an intrinsic part of the Capitalist system ever since mankind advanced sufficiently to organise economic systems firstly on a national and now on a global basis - particularly since the Bretton Woods Agreement. One or two individual banks might suddenly fail because of irresponsible lending policies, but not the whole system.

What has changed over recent decades however, and what has been largely overlooked by most commentators, has been the rise of two significant economic players on the world stage independent of the West - namely the oil-rich Arab states and China. Both these new players have been gifted with enormous economic clout by the West (unnecessarily we would argue), yet both by the very nature of their societies are opposed to the Western Capitalist system - the one for theological reasons and the other for ideological reasons. We are not saying that both or either of these players deliberately set out to destroy the West economically (though this must remain a possibility), but rather that they both have had their own agenda in which the economic well-being of their own people - let alone the people of the West - has not been paramount.

Although the West's abdication of global political and military power following the end of WWII has been clear for all to see, what hasn't been so noticeable up until recently has been the abdication of the West's global economic power - and it is this which has led directly to the current instability.

Over recent years, of course, there have been some very encouraging signs that the West has woken from her slumbers in the global military and political arenas, firstly by Britain's action in the Falkland Islands and more recently by joint Western intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan. The signs also seem to point most encouragingly to forthcoming increasing Western military and political involvement in Africa, hopefully especially in Zimbabwe.

But this will not be sufficient to re-establish the West's benevolent global hegemony completely however. What is also vitally important is for global economic power to be removed from Mecca and Tiananmen Square and restored to the City of London, Wall Street and Paris/Frankfort. We don't know precisely how this will be achieved, but we are confident that there are sufficient financiers of genius and vision in the West who should be able to expedite this aim.



The Springbok Club was most honoured to be able to welcome Mr. Michael Shrimpton, the renowned barrister and national security advisor, as guest speaker for its annual UDI Day celebrations this year. Although Mr. Shrimpton spoke under Chatham House Rules (which means that details of his speech cannot be published in full) we can report that he gave a most captivating and highly informative speech in which he outlined the sinister and often misunderstood forces which have been at play in the world for the past century or so (naming many of the individuals concerned), and how they survived in spite of WWII to cause the dismantlement of the great European colonial empires, which of course culminated in the destruction of the great state of Rhodesia. He also went on to inform everyone of a lot of unreported facts about the main players in the recent US Presidential election.

There was a packed turnout for this event, confirming clearly that in spite of slight set-backs earlier this year the Springbok Club continues to grow in both size and influence. Mr. Robin Willow once again started off the evening with some excellent musical entertainment, and the event was rounded off with a most succulent array of buffet snacks.



Details of the Springbok Club's forthcoming Day of the Vow commemorations are as follows :-

Date : Sunday 14th December 2008

Times : Assemble from 13.00 hrs onwards, main activities to start at approximately 14.30 hrs.

Venue : THE LONDON DOCKERS' CLUB, 6 Boulcott Street, Stepney, London E1 0HR. (Nearest station: Limehouse on the DLR. Turn right out of Limehouse Station, then immediate left into Commercial Road. Boulcott Street is then the second major turning on the left, with the London Dockers' Club then being on the right-hand side.)

The day will commence with a "bring and braai" (i.e. braai-ing facilities will be provided, but please bring all your own meat, condiments and utensils etc.). The braai fire will be started at approximately 13.00 hrs.

The main event of the day will take the form of a Victorian era military re-enactment display given by :-


The Diehard Company is an award winning re-enactment group formed out of members of the Victorian Military Society ( It recreates the British Army on Home Service during the 1880s, but due to popular demand the group also gives presentations of the Zulu War. In 1999 the Diehards took part in the 120th Anniversary celebrations of the battles of Isandlewana and Rorke’s Drift which resulted in a one-hour programme on Channel 5. Correct Victorian drill is demonstrated as well as the firing of their Martini Henry rifles. The military re-enactment display by The Diehard Company will commence at approximately 14.30 hrs.

The London Dockers' Club will provide a bar which will be open throughout the afternoon and evening, which stocks a large range of drinks and packaged snacks (crisps etc). Everyone is reminded, however, that as this is a private members club and licensed premises it is illegal to bring in alcoholic beverages. For more information please 'phone 07711188430.



The Springbok Club/ELC's 2009 AGM will take place in mid-January 2009. All fully paid-up members will be informed of the details of this meeting in due course.

The Springbok Club/ELC is planning to organise a visit to Gibraltar in late February 2009 in order to witness the Freedom of the Rock being granted to the Royal Marines. If any supporter is keen to join this trip then please e-mail us at: or 'phone: 07711188430.

In March 2009 the Springbok Club/ELC will be staging a meeting to be addressed by a prominent soldier who fought with both the RLI during the Bush War and subsequently with the SADF. More details will be given in future editions of the SCN.



Mr David Williams has temporarily been re-appointed to the Springbok Club/ELC Executive Committee up until the next AGM, and will be in charge of branch development until that time. He will be aiming to activate activities by both the London and Kent Branches of the SC/ELC during the next few months, as well as re-establishing the Chilterns Branch.

In early February 2009 the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC is planning to hold a social get-together, at which a former Rhodesian serviceman will give an informal talk about his Bush War experiences.



The recent leaking of the complete membership list of the neo-fascist "British National Party" (BNP) was not only of interest in itself, but also confirmed that three of the five unwelcome and uninvited attendees who turned up at the London Swinton Circle meeting of 22nd July and who the Chairman tried to have removed, were definitely members of this extremist organisation. As the London Swinton Circle is a society which adheres firmly to Conservative and Unionist principles and which has enjoyed close links with both the Conservative Party and the mainstream Unionist parties in Northern Ireland, any association with members of extremist parties such as the BNP would therefore be extremely damaging to its reputation. The actions of the Chairman of the London Swinton Circle in trying to eject these undesirable characters on 22nd July have therefore been completely vindicated.



New Britain will be holding an Australia/New Zealand Festival on Saturday 24th January 2009.

This event will start at 14.15 hrs when a wreath will be laid and the Australian National Anthem sung at the statue of Admiral Arthur Phillip in Watling Street, just behind St. Paul's Cathedral. Admiral Phillip was born in the City of London, and became the first Governor of Australia and founder of Sydney. A procession will then take place through the City of London led by the Australian and New Zealand flags to the ancient church of St. Katharine Cree in Leadenhall Street, where at 15.00 hrs a service will be held followed by a reception in the adjacent hall. Alderman Sir David Brewer CMG, the 2006 Lord Mayor of London, will be present, as will Sir Michael Savory, the 2005 Lord Mayor of London and Chairman of the Admiral Phillip Memorial Trust, who will speak about Admiral Phillip. The Director of Music will be Alderman Andrew Parmley, a top international organist, and Britannia in full costume with her escorts will be on the procession.

On Sunday 25th January 2009 New Britain will be holding a reception at the Chamberlain Room, Council House, Victoria Street, Birmingham, commencing at 15.00 hrs. The current Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress of Birmingham have accepted an invitation to attend this event, as has Councillor Peter Hollingworth, the 1982/83 Lord Mayor of Birmingham.

For further information about these events please contact New Britain at: 02072472524.



The following most revealing report appeared in a recent edition of "Preparing South Africa for the World" - the official newsletters of the 2010 Soccer World Cup organising committee :-

"It's no secret that FIFA, the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and other key 2010 World Cup role-players are observing the political developments in South Africa closely. Following the axing of President Thabo Mbeki, Deputy Minister of Finance Jabu Moleketi, who also heads the LOC's finance and procurement committee was one of 14 ministers who tendered their resignations. Other casualties included Finance Minister Trevor Manuel who has worked closely with Moleketi with dealing with the cost escalations of 2010 construction projects. LOC chairman Irvin Khoza said the committee is discussing the situation with the various ministries. He added that the LOC will seek assurances that the departure of officials who have been driving World Cup projects will not destabilise the country's preparations. Nevertheless, it's likely that FIFA President Sepp Blatter and the rest of global football governing body is concerned about the current turmoil in our politics - and the fact that the Jacob Zuma corruption trial may only be heard in 2010. As the International Herald Tribune noted: 'For Blatter, who could eat a head of state for breakfast every day of the week, the diplomacy required to steer South Africa through such a mammoth global event less than two years down the road is tricky.' Blatter held briefings with the previous three heads of state during his brief visit earlier this month. And, for the second time this year, he met privately with Zuma. South Africa is not the first host of a mega sporting event facing major political challenges. Argentina, in 1978, hosted the World Cup under a military dictatorship while China overcame international condemnation to produce an almost flawless Olympic Games just two months ago. Nevertheless, the ANC would do well to get its house in order to ensure that the country is as stable as it was when it was awarded the rights to host the event four years ago."



We have recently received the following quite disturbing reports from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force :-

"Our elation over the arrest of the 4 poachers responsible for the deaths of 18 rhino, including the 3 killed at Imire Safari Park, was short-lived because they have been released on bail and have absconded. This is a great disappointment Zimbabwe's so-called 'legal system' which we thought, incorrectly as it turns out, was starting to show signs of working. It seems nothing has changed.

"According to a report released by the WWF, 70 rhinos have been killed in Lowveld conservancies since the land reform programme started in 2000, 20 of which have been killed this year alone. This means that 27 rhinos have been slaughtered countrywide this year so far, and these are only the ones we know of.

"We received a report last month of a pregnant rhino that was shot at Chipangali by a ZANU-PF official with a high powered rifle. The poacher allegedly removed the horn and left the carcass behind.

"Further to our August report where we stated that National Parks have issued permits to South African hunters to shoot elephants inside Hwange [Wankie] National Park, we have now received information that the average monthly salary for a National Parks employee is 5000 Zimbabwean Dollars per month. At today's exchange rate, this is equivalent to less than one US cent! In a desperate attempt to supplement their salaries, the National Parks Authority has offered to give each employee 10 kilograms [22 lbs] of game meat per month in addition to their paltry $5000. It is expected that about 30,000 kilograms [33 tons] of meat will be harvested for this purpose every month. Along with the elephants also being shot to feed crocodiles, it is obvious that the survival of our wildlife is now being seriously threatened by the very people who are supposed to be protecting it.

"Photographic safari operators in Hwange [Wankie] are extremely concerned about the situation. Professional hunters have been seen in Hwange and Victoria Falls National Parks for the past few months and reports have been made of shots being heard by tourists, hunting vehicles continually sighted at Nyamandlovu Platform and Makwa Pan in Hwange [Wankie] and carcasses being seen next to tourist roads and water holes.

"It is alleged that Headman Sibanda, a Zimbabwean professional hunter whose name has been linked to illegal and unethical hunting, has been issued a quota to shoot 100 elephants in Victoria Falls National Park. It has been reported from Kariba that National Parks have decided to kill 50 elephants, in and around Kariba as part of 'the cull'.

"Just to make matters a bit worse, the National Anglers' Union have ignored our petition to try to have the venue of the annual New Years' party changed, and have decided that it will be held again this year in Charara, as usual. We intend to take any steps necessary to prevent this from happening."

For more details about the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force e-mail: or access their web-site at:



On Saturday 27th September 2008 at Hatfield, Hertfordshire the Rhodesian Light Infantry Association unveiled and re-dedicated the RLI Trooper Statue. This service was carried out in the Chapel and the Armoury of Hatfield House by kind permission of the Marquess of Salisbury. Salisbury in Rhodesia was named after his family, and the Marquess's brother, who was a member of the RLI, was killed in action. The Sunday started at the 'Comet Hotel' in Hatfield town centre. The hotel was named after the world's first jet engine airliner which was manufactured by the local De Havilland aircraft company. Although the hotel is called the 'Comet', the king size model of an aircraft sitting on the top of a pole in the forecourt is that of a De Havilland 'Dove'. There were over one hundred and fifty RLI members and visitors registered, receiving a complimentary bag containing a souvenir programme, an RLI glass tankard and given a clip-on lapel name-tag, plus the extra security protection of a plastic RLI wrist band. This tag was green and had the picture of the trooper statue on it. At the main entrance of Hatfield House the steps were graced by six standard bearers holding the flags of the Rhodesian Light Infantry, and also eight buglers of the 'Rifles' who played a fanfare. The chapel is big for the household but was too small to seat one hundred and fifty 'botties', so well over one hundred were seated in the armoury. Col Ron Reid-Daly was present in the upper echelon of the chapel. There were four large television screens in the armoury so that everyone could see and hear the service. The two venues were next to each other and connected by a short passage - so short in fact that when Pipe Major John Spoor in his splendid Scottish regalia played the bagpipes and marched from the armoury into the short passage to the chapel; in doing so he disappeared from sight and immediately re-appeared on the television screens. After this part of the service everyone went back to their coaches and were transported to the bank of the River Lee where the Trooper statue was draped in the Green and White. After a short service and speeches which mentioned the Rhodesian Air Force and its air cover and helicopter transportation into forward areas, the Marquess of Salisbury unveiled the Trooper Statue, with the Last Post played by the buglers of the Rifles Band. Many wreaths of flame-lilies were laid at the base of the statue. Following this all were entertained by the playing and marching of the Rifles Band and Buglers. The Trooper Statue is sighted on a wide grass bank with its back to a commercial forest of tall straight pine trees, fronted by a copse of deciduous trees.



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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club/ELC now retails Union Flag lapel badges and key-rings, price £2.00 each (plus 20% p&p).

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

Copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile (editions 30 to 36) are still available price R5.00 or 50p each, as well as batches of 50 copies (including copies of the original S.A.Patriot) price R80.00 or £8.00 (plus 20% for p&p.)

Payments should be made to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

[We really want to be able to produce the next edition of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, No.37, as soon as possible, but in order to do this we need to clear our existing stock of back-issues first. Supporters can help us in two ways in this regard, either by making donations which will enable us to distribute more copies, and/or by providing address details of people who might be interesting in receiving copies.]



"WAY OUT OF LINE" by Trisha Jackson

A novel which tells the story of the profound impact that an innocent youthful love affair has on the lives of two young lovers. The plot moves from a cult and a maximum security prison in the US to the savannah grasslands of Mozambique and Zimbabwe - this makes for adventure, suspense and melodrama. Packed with conflict and sexual tension, anyone who loves romance, passion and excitement should enjoy reading this story.

Trisha Jackson was born and grew up in Rhodesia. She immigrated to the USA with her husband and three children in 1990. She and her husband live in a unique, rural community in the Tonto National Forest in the eastern mountains of Arizona.

Copies of "Way Out of Line" can be ordered from



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:



271 pages, some illustrations. Soft-back £5.00 including p&p. (r.r.p. £10.00)

The compelling story of what really happened in a defeated Japan following the end of World War II. Merchant seaman James Mackay, whilst travelling in the east, started to hear stories of massacres and other atrocities committed by Japanese forces, not just against enemy troops, but against innocent civilian populations. His subsequent investigations revealed reluctance amongst Allied governments to discuss these incidents that seemed to amount almost to a cover-up. Why would the Allies want to overlook the crimes of a former enemy, especially when the leadership of another former enemy was being liquidated at Nuremburg? Using his own research, as well as material prepared by Australian Army war crimes investigator Capt. J.G. Goodwin, Mackay exposes the cover-up and names the guilty. Not only were the Japanese keen to sweep the past under the carpet, but the US government of the time also had its own reasons for preserving the political and industrial elite in Japan. A provocative book, which calls into question the morality of US policy towards Japan after WWII.

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"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion

A devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:


"WINSTON CHURCHILL BY HIS PERSONAL SECRETARY" recollections of the great man by a woman who worked for him, Elizabeth Nel

Elizabeth Nel served as Winston Churchill’s personal secretary during World War II. The vivid and human details of her experiences, of her impressions and memories of the irascible and loveable war hero, take up the story of Churchill’s life at No. 10 where the BBC’s impressive drama, 'The Gathering Storm', leaves off — when Churchill took over the reins of Government at the outset of the war. Finally, the author, Elizabeth Nel, at 90 years of age and just before she died, looks back across the years.

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Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have written three books each. Glenn MacAskill is ex-BSAP Special Branch and still working (as Mugabe has denied him any pension) and Michael Bowery is ex-South African Special Forces. Due to the difficulties confronting White writers in the "new" South Africa they launched Crest Publishing to self-publish their own books, and have been doing this since October 2006. Michael Bowery is author of: "Canham's Run", "The Sligo Piper" and "Kill the President", whilst Glenn MacAskill is author of: "King's Gold", "Crime Lords" and "Of Royal Blood". Special discounts to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 97910, Petervale, Transvaal, 2151, South Africa, e-mail:, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at:


"THE SAINTS" - DVD versions of the book about the history of the RLI

Now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: or UK tel.: 07732 685400.


"LETTERS FROM AFRICA" by Mandy Retzlaff

A collection of short stories documenting Mandy Retzlaff's extraordinary life in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Her letters are full of hope, despair, extreme courage and a remarkable sense of humour needed to face the everyday difficulties of living in a politically and economically unstable Africa.

For more details visit Mandy's web-site at:



No.121 : Ms. CATHY DREYER of Durban

Cathy Dreyer was a great friend of Jenny Humphries (see October 2008 SCN's "Where are they now?") and also trained as a nurse at Addington Hospital, Durban, during the mid-1970s, and was another most beautiful woman. She was last seen in central Durban during the late 1970s, and a number of old friends would like to know what became of her.



We have recently been informed about a most revealing blogspot entitled "The Death of Durban" which demonstrates clearly just what an environmental disaster zone and a muggers' paradise the City of Durban has become since the advent of ANC rule. It makes very depressing viewing for all those who remember the noble City of Durban during the days of civilised rule, but even so provides much useful information about the true situation now prevailing. It can be accessed at :-





Having just read "Mandela: The Legend and the Legacy" by Sarah, Maid of Albion, all we can say is: Hear Hear!! The man was a terrorist. He was not put away just for political crimes, he was a hands-on bomber!

Yours etc.,

J, K & I, Mercia, U.K.




Thanks for publishing the article "South Africa wakes up to growing White poor". Personally I saw the White squatters outside Pretoria and have a couple of photos of them.

Thanks again.

Yours etc.,

Mike, Sussex, U.K.




I very much doubt the figures of 4 million Whites left in South Africa [see SCN, October 2008]. People are leaving for especially Australia and New Zealand (and elsewhere to a lesser extent) so fast that it is doubtful if there are 2 million left.

Yours etc.,

"Wolf", Pretoria, Transvaal



The recently leaked membership list of the so-called "British National Party" (BNP) certainly makes most interesting reading. In among the strange and eclectic mix of teachers, ex-servicemen and retired midwives we find, for instance, a certain Mr. Ian Underwood who apparently will not be renewing his membership because he "objects to being told he shouldn't wear a bomber jacket"!

There are those, alas, who still dispute that the BNP is a neo-fascist party. To them we suggest that they read the excellent article entitled "The Evil at the Heart of this List of Names and Shame" written by Michael Gove MP (the Conservative Shadow Minister for Children) which appeared in 23rd November edition of "Scotland on Sunday", in which, inter alia, he stated :-

"It is important to remember just what the BNP really is. At its heart. It is not a movement of disheartened, working class voters, bewildered by global capital's fickleness, nor is it a society of nostalgic solicitors and mildly eccentric vicars who dream of an England before chicken tikka massala. It's a Nazi party. Pure and simple. Its leaders are simply incapable of abandoning an ideology of pure wickedness. When you penetrate to the heart of what the BNP's leaders say and believe, you discover that their racism is much more than a reaction to recent immigration levels, or a plea for a return to a Britain of their youth. It is even bleaker and more blinkered, familiar to us from history and remarkable in its persistence. [Nick] Griffin is an anti-Semite and Holocaust denier. In 1997 he published a pamphlet, alleging Jewish control of our mass media, called 'The Mind Benders'. He has argued that belief in the Holocaust is no more sustainable than belief that the world is flat and the extermination of six million is a mix of Allied wartime propaganda, extremely profitable lie and latter-day witch hysteria. When the world's most famous Holocaust denier, David Irving, acknowledged that some Jewish lives may have been lost in a programme of Nazi elimination he was denounced by Griffin for weakening. 'True Revisionists', he argued, would 'not be fooled by this new twist to the Hoax of the Twentieth century'. There aren't many people in British public life who can claim to have been sickened by Irving's moderation. And that tells you almost all you need to know about the ideological moorings of Griffin and his party. Holocaust denial was the itch he could not resist scratching, the hate which had to speak its name."

Although much play has been made of the respectable descriptions given to many of the revealed BNP members, the fact remains that the vast majority of them have no description whatsoever. Make no bones about it therefore, for every naive ex-serviceman listed there are a couple of dozen or so neo-nazi thugs; for every retired midwife listed there are a couple of dozen or so anti-Semitic conspiracy-theory cranks.

As stated above, it has been very interesting to note that three of the five infiltrators at the troubled meeting of the London Swinton Circle held on 22nd July turned out to be on the BNP list - Messrs. Gregory Lauder-Frost, Andrew Slade and Sam Swerling. Furthermore two other individuals who have waged a vicious and irrational hate campaign against our movement are also on this list - Francis "Fruitcake" Andrew (formerly living in Jordan, but now listed as a resident of the Sultanate of Oman - why did he move Arab countries we wonder?) and Arthur "White K@ffir" Kemp (currently living in Flintshire, but believed to be planning to move to the United States). We now know the nature of the most persistent enemies of our movement therefore - and they are not from the political Left as might be expected!

We believe that Mr. Lauder-Frost has subsequently tried to deny his membership of the BNP, claiming that his name was on the list by mistake (very hard to believe when it is remembered that his name also appeared on an earlier list of central London BNP members "given" to a reporter from "The Guardian" newspaper by Mr. Nick Eriksen - also on the current leaked list incidentally - in 2006). Perhaps if Mr. Lauder-Frost wishes to disassociate himself from the BNP he should start to wear a bomber jacket.


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