Friday, 16 January 2009

January 2009 Edition.


January 2009 edition

At a time when the politically-correct left and the anti-Semitic pseudo-right seem united in their condemnation of the Israeli military operation against Hamas terrorists in the Gaza Strip, it is worth recalling just who started and have continued the ongoing violence by firing Katyusha rockets against innocent Israeli civilians for months on end.

It was that great Rhodesian, Marshall of the RAF Sir Arthur Harris, who warned an earlier evil anti-Semitic regime "You have sown the wind, and now you will reap the whirlwind". The Nazi scum soon came to learn the wisdom and accuracy of these words - just as Hamas are doing today.

If we have a criticism of successive Israeli governments it is their apparent continuing policy of appeasement towards Palestinian terrorists. We cannot forget the disgusting manner in which they forced peaceful Israeli settlers to abandon their lawful settlements, first in Sinai and then on the Gaza Strip, simply in order to appease the Arabs and liberal world opinion - and then did nothing to prevent Katyusha missiles being fired for months on end against their citizens in southern Israel.

All Israeli governments, alas, seem to have been guilty of this lack of resolve up until now. It was the Labour Government of Ehud Barack which withdrew from southern Lebanon and abandoned the basically Christian South Lebanese Army - an act of betrayal which not only left Lebanese Christians to a terrible fate, but which also allowed Hezbollah terrorists to start firing missiles on northern Israeli settlements and towns. It was the Likud governments of Netanyahu and Sharon which - after "talking tough" whilst in opposition - were prepared to negotiate with and surrender to Palestinian militants once in power. It was the Kadima government of Ehud Olmert which kow-towed to liberal world opinion by curtailing the necessary military operation in Lebanon against Hezbollah terrorists way before the job was completed.

Israel, of course, struggles against expansionist Islamic forces not only for her own survival as a nation, but also acts as the frontline defence for the whole of the West. With the spectre of Barack Hussein Obama coming to power in the United States during the next few days (and there are no prizes for guessing which side he'll be supporting in the Middle East!) it is vitally important for Israel to elect a strong and resolute government who will be able to resist pressure from the incoming US administration at next February's general election.

Alas the track records of both Ehud Barack (leader of Labour) and Binyamin Netanyahu (leader of Likud) do not give great reason for hope. Kadima now has a new leader however, a woman, Tzipi Livni. Britain found during the end of the last century that a female leader can be more resolute and unwavering than any man, and this could well be the case with Tzipi Livni also. We wish her well.



The Springbok Club's 2008 event to commemorate the Day of the Vow proved to be a most inspiring success, with the biggest attendance ever for this annual function. The day commenced with a demonstration of Victorian-era military drill and the firing of Martini-Henry rifles by The Diehards military re-enactment society, who also put on display a large range of literature and artefacts dating from the era. After this all in attendance adjourned to enjoy a succulent braai, at which Jon Morris performed the duties as "braai-master general" with superb excellency! To round off the day there was an extra surprise attraction, for Gary Vincent gave a most enthralling illustrated talk about George Comberton, a Belfast-born man who had moved to the locality in the east end of London, before serving with distinction during the Zulu Wars.



The Springbok Club/Empire Loyalist Club's 2009 AGM will be held on Saturday 17th January. All fully paid up members of the Springbok Club/ELC should have received official notification of this event by now, but if you are a current member and have not received official notification then please 'phone 07711188430 as soon as possible to receive the precise details. At the conclusion of business side of affairs at this AGM there will be a brief talk to be given by a leading EuroSceptic currently serving with one of the EU institutions in Brussels.



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.

In April 2009 the Springbok Club/ELC will be holding a special event in order to celebrate Van Riebeeck's Day, at which it is anticipated that an important expatriate South African personality will be guest of honour.



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

Both the London Branch and a rejuvenated Chilterns Branch plan to hold social get-togethers early during the year. It is also anticipated that a Springbok Club/ELC branch will be re-established in Northern Ireland during the next few months, and that a more formal structure for the movement will soon be established in New Zealand.



The necessary Emergency General Meeting of the London Swinton Circle has now been scheduled for Saturday 17th January, and all valid members of the organisation have now been notified of the precise details. It is hoped that this meeting will result in a final line being drawn underneath the crisis which has engulfed the organisation since the problems experienced at the meeting of 22nd July 2008.



New Britain will be holding an Australia/New Zealand Festival over the weekend of Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th January 2009.

On Saturday 24th January the festivities will start at 14.00 hrs when supporters will assemble at the statue of Admiral Arthur Phillip in Watling Street, just behind St. Paul's Cathedral. At 14.15 hrs a wreath will be laid at the statue, followed by the singing of the Australian National Anthem. 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 Cinque Ports Corps of Drums and flag-bearers carrying the flags of Australia and New Zealand. A church service will then be held at the ancient church of St. Katharine Cree in Leadenhall Street commencing at 15.00 hrs, which will be conducted by the Rt.Rev. David Farrer, an Australian who was Archdeacon of Melbourne and then for 10 years the Bishop of Wangaratta. This will be  followed by a reception in the adjacent hall, when a personal message from His Excellency John Dauth, High Commissioner for Australia, will be read out. Alderman Sir David Brewer CMG, the 2006 Lord Mayor of London, and Lady Brewer will be present, and Alderman Sir Michael Savory, the 2005 Lord Mayor of London and Chairman of the Admiral Phillip Memorial Trust, will speak about Admiral Phillip. Sir Teddy Taylor, holder of the New Zealand Medal presented to him by the New Zealand Government, will also be present and will speak about Captain Cook. The Director of Music will be Alderman Andrew Parmley, a top international organist, and representatives of the Royal British Legion, Pearly Kings and Queens and Britannia in full costume with her escorts will be on the procession.

On Sunday 25th January the festivities will be held in 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. Tickets for this event are priced £3.00.

At both events all those present will be able to sign messages of friendship to be sent to the Prime Ministers and High Commissioners of Australia and New Zealand. For further information about these events please contact New Britain at: 02072472524.



A recent edition of "Preparing South Africa for the World" (the official newsletter of the 2010 Soccer World Cup organising committee) which we have received contained the following most revealing editorial :-

"At a recent media briefing with FIFA Communications Director Hans Klaus, a journalist said (tongue-in-cheek, we hope) the sport's governing body should 'fix' next year's Confederations Cup to ensure that South Africa's not-so-beloved Bafana Bafana won the tournament. That way, he suggested, the world would finally take the 2010 World Cup hosts seriously. This may be far fetched, but football is a funny game as 2002 World Cup co-hosts (and complete no-hopers) South Korea [the Republic of Korea] demonstrated by making it to the semi-finals of the tournament. It's no secret that the South African public has, for the most part, fallen out with its team which inspired the international football community in the early year's following its re-admission into the FIFA-fold. Apart from winning the continental showpiece in 1996, Bafana held their own with some of the giants of international football (Brazil, Germany, Argentina, England etc). But then the rot set in and the post-Clive Barker period has seen the squad slip to 85th on the latest FIFA rankings. Even worse is the fact that South Africa was knocked out of the African Cup of Nations in Angola - a key curtain-raiser for the World Cup."                    



We have recently received the following most disturbing message from Rebecca Young of the Care2 Campaign Team :-

"Wealthy businessmen in China are pushing their government to overturn China's 1993 ban on trade in tiger parts. These businessmen run for-profit tiger parks in China, and want to be able to sell tiger body parts from captive tigers. But with fewer than 4,000 wild tigers in the world, any increase in tiger part trade, even from captive tigers, could spell extinction for these majestic cats."

We ask all who may have any connections or influence to encourage the Chinese authorities to maintain the ban.



We have received the following recent reports from an active member of the Falkland Islands Association :-

"Clarin [an Argentinian newspaper] has a report this morning over the approval by the Queen of the new Falklands Constitution. It says that makes any discussion of sovereignty even further off. It reports the Minister in London Gilliam Merrow saying that it strengthens local democracy. It reports an angry protest from the Argentine Foreign Minister to Britain. This has all the predictable rhetorical nonsense: 'a flagrant breach of Argentine sovereignty and international law', and an 'anachronistic colonial situation', etc."

"Clarin has an editorial this morning grumbling about the new constitution for the Falklands. Just more complaints about Britain acting unilaterally, ignoring the dispute with Argentina, ignoring international bodies and the UN, and reinforcing the colonial status of the islands. The Tierra del Fuego paper El Diario del Fin del Mundo has entered the fray too with a report this morning of the TDF Deputies in Congress denouncing the presence of a British frigate in the Falklands. This article is really tedious and accuses Britain of breaking treaties, progressively reinforcing its military presence, etc. - complete nonsense."



The Tombstone of Thomas Kavanagh VC in Gibraltar has been refurbished recently by Charles Anes & Son, sponsored by Isola's. On Friday 14th November a short ceremony was held at the North Front Cemetery at the graveside to honour Gibraltar's link with the prestigious order of the Victoria Cross. Wreaths were laid by the Royal British Legion and by the Royal Engineers, with contingents coming from Estepona.



We have recently received the following most informative message from a South African-based supporter who had received it from an old Rhodesian friend now living in Texas, who has suggested that we give it wider circulation :-

"I sense a temporary decline of the US as the shock of liberalism is legislated, such as 'same sex marriages', the cementing of 'Roe v Wade', and the encouragement of illegals, not only the 12-15,000,000 already here - who invariably are Democrat-inclined, as Obama intends to give driver's licenses to them. There is a vast reservoir of Mexicanos just waiting to jump the border. The drug problem on the US southern border is highly organized and very brutal, with Mexican gangs roaming with impunity. In our visits to Parkland Hospital and the Garland Clinic we notice that they can hardly handle the influx of Latinos, and every woman seems pregnant. Also they do not pay for service or medication. Sadly America is turning to a darker hue of sun-tan opposed to dominant pale-skinned Anglo-Saxon, and about to darken even farther every passing day. Barack Hussein's liberal intents are far reaching in many other ways; after all he was the No.1 liberal in Congress and Biden No.3. Obama is a highly gifted orator and he had the crowds mesmerised. At 46 he may will lead America down to further decline following other nations that have followed the liberal route. America has many fine attributes, but many howling deficits, which wouldn't be countenanced in the Rhodesia we knew."



In the November 2008 edition of the SCN we carried a report about the proposal to mint and award a "Rhodesian Independence Commemorative Medal" for all those who served in any way during the Rhodesian independence struggle.

We are now pleased to be able to announce that developments have progressed quickly concerning this initiative, with a design now having been made and an RICM Award Committee having been established. For more details please view the following web-site :-



The following most intriguing report has recently reached us concerning the ongoing attempts by the ANC regime to force South African rugby authorities to abandon the Springbok emblem, and the growing resistance to this. We believe, furthermore, that at least one former Springbok rugby captain is an active supporter of this campaign. The report which we have received reads as follows :-

"As you are no doubt aware, the Springbok emblem is once again under attack, specifically by the South African Parliament's Sport Portfolio Committee. They demand nothing less than the complete abolition of the Springbok emblem and it's replacement by the 'King Protea' as the symbol for rugby. They also demand no further use of the term, Springboks, to describe the South African national team. They will not consider any compromises. So much for building the 'Rainbow Nation', reconciliation and fashioning the united non-racial society! The driving force behind this lunacy is Butana Khompela, the same man who threatened to confiscate the Springbok team and management's passports before the [Rugby] World Cup, if the team was not 'transformed enough.' Despite the massive support show by the country for the Springboks during both World Cup wins, this little bureaucrat with an axe to grind continues to seek the destruction of a beloved emblem which has been in existence for over 100 years. What can we do? On 1st December 2008, South Africans all over the globe are planning to stand up in visible protest against political interference in the issue over the Springbok emblem. On that day we ask all of you to wear your hat, blanket, jersey, t-shirt, cap, scarf, pants, gloves or whatever, with the Springbok emblem on it. Whether it is to work, school, church or even Parliament, as long as the emblem can be seen. Send this e-mail to all South Africans and fair-minded friends of South Africans so that they may take part on the 1st December. Whatever you do, REMEMBER, 1st DECEMBER 2008, IS THE DAY ON WHICH YOU CAN TAKE PART IN A WORLDWIDE PROTEST ACTION. Supporters do it in green - with the 'Bok on their chests. Send this to all 'Bok supporters that you know and let's show support round the globe."

Alas this message reached us too late for the Springbok Club to partake in 'Springbok Day' 2008 - but if, as we hope, this proves to be an annual day of protest then we will guarantee our full solidarity from 2009 onwards. No doubt further reports will be appearing in future SCNs.



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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:


"OF RICE AND MEN", by Jimmy Walker

111 pages. Illustrated. With excellent cartoons by Fusilier Norman Lambert, produced whilst in captivity. Soft-back £5.00 (cover price £10.00)

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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"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion

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


"THE RAPE OF ZIMBABWE" by Ricky Wilson - which tells it like it was (and is)!

Rhodesia was once a prosperous and thriving country, and the story of the author's enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit in that land, followed by his desperate escape from the country when, as Zimbabwe, it became ruled by a tyrant, imparts a realistic perspective of the present desperate plight of many exiles from a country that was once a paradise and the breadbasket for so much of Africa.

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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.


For Sale - a number of books and publications dealing with Southern Africa. Send stamped addressed envelope to: Mr. Mark Taha, 93 Venner Road, Sydenham, London SE26 5HU, U.K. [Warning - many not of Springbok Club's persuasion!]



No.122 :  Capt. J.R. ODENDAAL MC, MBE, RM (Ret'd)

Capt. Odendaal served with EXTREME distinction in the Royal Marines during WWII. A proud Afrikaner, he nonetheless became a Naval Attache to the British Royal Family at the conclusion of WWII, becoming a firm admirer of King George VI and the young Princesses (though detesting Lord Mountbatten!). Although a natural "Smuts Man", his contempt for the sell-out NP governments of Vorster and Botha gravitated him towards the HNP, where he became a natural and strong supporter of S.A.Patriot and the Patriotic Forum. Because of his war wounds he had an artificial leg, and proudly proclaimed that he hung a large portrait of Queen Victoria in his bedroom - before which he prayed for Margaret Thatcher's re-election in the 1983 General Election!

Alas we doubt and fear very much whether Capt. Odendaal is still with us. We would even so be very keen to hear from anyone who knew him, or who have contact with his family.



Some good friends of ours are very active in a new charity, Animals Worldwide, which seeks to advance the cause of animal welfare in areas of the world where animal charities are alas not as strong as in the West. Their most estimable new web-site can be accessed at :-





Over the past few months we have received three independent reports about the escalating number of South Africans - mainly Whites, but not exclusively - who are trying to escape from the country.

My mother is an estate agent in Centurion [Verwoerdburg]. A large percentage of people selling their houses are emigrating, mainly to New Zealand.

Foreign embassies in South Africa report a jump in emigration applications. I have been operating a taxi shuttle between Johannesburg Airport [Jan Smuts] and Pretoria for the last 3 years. I have noticed many people from Cape Town and Durban coming to Pretoria for 2-3 hours, just to visit the embassies here.

50 people are murdered every day and over 130 rape cases reported. Don't take this too serious; most are Blacks killing and raping Blacks. South Africa's Institute for Race Relations estimates that around 800,000 Whites emigrated in the decade from 1995 to 2005. The staff at the Institute for Race Relations are affirmative Blacks who can't count.

There are nearly 800,000 expats in the UK, 200,000 expats in New Zealand and 100,000 expats in Australia and in the US and Canada. I reckon at least 3 million White people have left South Africa since 1995.

It should be remembered that in 1990, prior to de Klerk's treason and sell-out, the White population was estimated to be 6 million. 6 million - 3 million = 3 million.

Simple test: while in South Africa look around you, how many Whites so you see?

Yours etc.,

Heinrich Koch, Pretoria, Transvaal.




I am happy that anything I say in the public domain is reported - this is the purpose for which West Tyrone Voice was formed.

I must say that I am opposed to English Nationalism, Scottish Nationalism, Welsh Nationalism, Ulster Nationalism or Irish Nationalism. Our group is a pro-British victims' group, and while we have been given a most unfair deal by the English establishment over many years, our orientation is still towards, and as an integral part of, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. I will challenge anyone who on this point.

I look forward to hearing about developments within the London Swinton Circle. Please do what you can to bring about unity within this important constituency.

Yours etc.,

Dr. Hazlett Lynch, Co. Londonderry, U.K.

[ Amen and Amen. Ed.]




Yes, and what about the Taliban and all the other terrorist groups all over the world, including in the UK, so why should South Africa be any different? A terrorist is a terrorist! Don't blame Mugabe or Mbeki or any other dictator in Africa, put the blame where it belongs, the colonial masters who deserted their Children of Africa to their disaster. Would you give your 14-year-old the keys to the safe the cheque book and credit cards? I think not. We White rulers in Africa should have been left to the job we were appointed to do and raise our children. I would not be in this country except for these policies. I am a displaced person, my home is in Africa - Salisbury Rhodesia, not Crawley, Great Britain!

Yours etc.,

Mike, Crawley, Sussex, U.K.




The November 2008 edition of the SCN was an excellent newsletter! The first article is a very impressive and astute piece of journalism. Thank you so much. God Bless South Africa.

Yours etc.,

Kevin O'Neil, U.K.



Most readers will undoubtedly remember the ongoing problems which we have encountered from a young gentleman named Arthur Kemp. Kemp initially gave every appearance of being a staunch supporter of our movement, even writing regularly for the original S.A.Patriot. All this changed in the mid-1990s however, when he first aligned himself with the ANC regime, but then adopted an overtly neo-Nazi image. This third persona has survived until today however, as a few years ago he relocated to the UK where he quickly and mysteriously gained high rank in the neo-fascist so-called "'British' National Party". A friend of our movement has recently drawn our attention to a report about a recent speech made by Kemp which appears on the BNP web-site, in which he "apologises" for the colonisation of Rhodesia - surely the last sentiments which one would expect from someone who 20 years ago claimed to be a White South African patriot! The report reads as follows :-

"'My father’s family left Gillingham in 1922 to settle in the British colony of Southern Rhodesia,' he [Kemp] said. 'When British people arrived in Southern Rhodesia, it was open barren bush. Through their ingenuity and skill, they built schools, roads, hospitals, universities, towns, cities, dams and created a mini-Britain in that country. The sad truth was, however, that all this was created at the expense of the local Black tribes, the Matabele and the Shona. British people forced their way of life, their culture, their language onto the local people, and forced them to change from their traditional culture to something else, which was foreign to them. Now people often ask if I am prepared to apologise for colonialism. Some say that it benefited the local people, others say that it caused trouble in those places. While I was only born there, and did not actually take part in the initial settlement, I am prepared to apologise for colonialism. What I say is this: it was wrong for British people to go to Africa and force Africa to become an extension of Britain, and I am sorry for that."

Surely this report, if nothing else, confirms emphatically the phoney nature of both Mr. Kemp and the party which he now represents.




Conor Cruise O'Brien (aka Conor "Booze" O'Brien), who died last month, was a brilliant though very complex figure, who excelled in many fields. Born into a Roman Catholic Republican Irish family he initially adopted all the usual trendy liberal intellectual causes, particularly by opposing White colonisation in Africa. The United Nations placed him in command of their military operations in the Congo during the early 1960s, a position which didn't particularly shower him with glory. As Ian Douglas Smith observed after meeting him some years later: "So that was the famous Conor Cruise O'Brien. No wonder the Congo was such a fu*k up". During later life, however, though personal honest observation, Conor Cruise O'Brien was to reverse many of his youthful ideological positions, specifically by recognising the virtues of White rule in Africa. He also came to reject and to become a fierce critic of Irish Republicanism - not only its terrorist aspects but also the very pseudo nature of the nationalism itself. He went even further than this, however, and became a firm supporter of the Unionist cause, even becoming a leading official in the UK Unionist Party. Conor Cruise O'Brien's intellectual honesty therefore overcame the biased background of his upbringing. We salute his memory.

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