Friday, 25 May 2012

May 2012 Edition.


May 2012 edition

As the Greek economic catastrophe reaches its denouement we look on with bemusement and disbelief.

As anyone with any sense of reality could have predicted, the entire Euro project – a “one size fits all” idea whereby all the great nation-states of Europe surrender their economic independence to the most powerful member – was destined for failure and disaster. How anybody could believe that such an artificial financial union of such disparate cultures and economies could succeed defies all logic. The only surprise is that the Euro currency has lasted for so long.

Greece, of course, was probably the least likely or qualified candidate for Euro membership. The fact that Greece initially prospered within the Euro was due to one factor and one factor alone: the fact that Athens staged the 2004 Olympic Games – an event which inevitably gives a great financial boost and competitive advantage to any host nation (as London will benefit from later this year!). Once the years rolled on however, and the advantages of staging the Games receded, then the inevitable impossibility of Greece being able to exist with a foreign-controlled currency became more and more obvious to all with eyes to see.

Undoubtedly the most unbelievable factor concerning the current Greek economic collapse is that in spite of all logic and common-sense a majority of the Greek people still evidently wish to remain inside the Euro-zone! This stupidity of believing that as something becomes worse and worse the solution is to take yet more of the same failed medicine rather than attempting something radically different reminds us a lot of the White South African electorate during the 1980s, who in spite of the fact that every NP sell-out and surrender to the demands of the ANC and their backers resulted in an ever worsening situation, still continued to vote for the NP government who simply promised even more appeasement! The outcome of the South African electorate’s stupidity in this regard was that they lost their entire country – and likewise if the Greek people continue with the lunacy of believing that somehow they can abandon austerity and the bail-out package without leaving the Euro then their country will rapidly head towards complete bankruptcy, chaos and anarchic lawlessness.

The sooner the Greek people realize this and re-establish the Drachma – a currency which they can control themselves – the better. The longer the inevitable is put off the worse the situation is going to become, and more and more innocent Greeks will die from destitution and suicide. It will not of course be only Greece who will benefit from the re-birth of the Drachma; the prospect of “contagion” throughout southern Europe will probably result in the death of the Euro entirely, with perhaps – just perhaps – the demise of the whole artificial EU structure. When that day comes, and the great European nation-states rise again, then the natural inclination of the European peoples to look towards the big outside world for their destiny rather than looking internally, will surely inspire us!



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club staged a most enjoyable trip to the famous Rochester Sweeps Festival on Saturday 5th May. After watching and enjoying the many Morris dancing and other folkish entertainments in the streets during the afternoon, most of the Springbok Club party adjourned to a beer festival being held at the Gordon Hotel in Rochester High Street for the evening.



The Springbok Club will be organising a party to view the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Pageant down the Thames on Sunday 3rd June. Rendezvous at approximately 13.00 hrs at "The Antelope", 22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8EZ, or alternatively meet-up on or around Chelsea Bridge at approximately 14.45 hrs just before the river procession is due to pass by. We plan to finish the day at "The Morpeth Arms", 58 Millbank, Westminster. 'Phone 07711188430 if you have any problem rendezvousing.



In July and August the Springbok Club will be organizing parties to view some of the "free" events taking place at the Olympic Games (Marathons, Walks and the Cycling Time Trials). In September it is anticipated that the Hampshire Branch of the Springbok Club will be re-launched, and in October a trip is being planned to see the newly restored Cutty Sark at Greenwich. More precise details will be given in future editions of the SCN.



The Swinton Circle held a most successful and informative meeting in early May, which was addressed by Dr. Ruth Dudley Edwards, the acclaimed writer, historian and broadcaster, and author, inter alia, of "The Faithful Tribe: an intimate portrait of the Loyal Institutions". At this well-attended meeting Dr. Edwards told something about her own personal history, and how, in spite of being born a Dublin Catholic with nationalist roots, she had come to sympathise with the position of Ulster Unionists, and to support their struggle to protect their heritage and rights. She also told something about her feelings regarding Anglo-Irish relations, and during a fruitful questions-and-answers session emphasised the great positive impact which last year's visit of H.M.The Queen to the Republic had had upon links across the Irish Sea.


There will be no specific Swinton Circle meeting in June, as the organization will be heavily involved with the staging of the big Patriotic Forum Conference/Dinner in order to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Enoch Powell. For more details see below.

Donations to the Swinton Circle can now be made via PayPal by accessing the organisation's web-site at:  [Simply 'click' on the line "PayPal = The safer, easier way to pay online" at the bottom of the site's Home Page. If the error message "This content cannot be displayed in a frame" then appears simply 'click' on the line "Open this content in a new window".]


The Swinton Circle also now has a presence on Twitter, on which news about the organisation and policy statements are periodically posted. This can be found on Twitter@SwintonCircle.



David Scobie and Brigitte Rodrigues are organizing a big “Bush-Bash” musical festival featuring not only themselves but also other famous ex-Rhodesian and associated musicians Frazer MacKay, Graham Hall, Kenny Duarte, Guy Halls and Bud Cockcroft. This event, which will be held in aid of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, will take place on Saturday 26th May at Bisley Pavillion, Queens Road, Brookwood, Surrey GU24 ONY.

Members and supporters of the Springbok Club have been specially invited to attend this festival, and we hope that as many as possible will be able to do so. For more details see the “Bush-Bash” web-site at:



In order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of that truly great and visionary British patriot, John Enoch Powell, the Patriotic Forum (an umbrella grouping comprising several patriotic organizations, including the Swinton Circle) will be staging a special conference/dinner on the actual anniversary, under the title of :-


Date :  Saturday 16th June 2012

Venue : a prestigious central London club

The conference, which will commence at 14.00 hrs, will consist of four one-hour sections, each dealing with one of the four main facets of Enoch Powell’s core beliefs: 1) full support for the free-market economic system, 2) opposition to mass immigration, 3) EuroScepticism, and 4) firm support for Ulster and the Union. Each section will comprise of a talk by a prominent guest speaker and expert on the aspect in question (most of whom knew Enoch Powell personally), followed by a general discussion under the theme “Was Enoch Right?” about each particular facet.

Following the conference side of proceedings there will be a one-hour break for socializing and networking (a private bar has been arranged, and musical entertainment will be provided by Mr. Robin Willow), after which, at 19.00 hrs, a sumptuous three course dinner will be served, including a main course of roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, which was Enoch Powell’s favourite meal.

This event therefore promises to be a day to savour and to inspire, and at only £55.00 per head will provide an inspirational memory which should live with you for the rest of your life.

[Full details of venue and speakers will be provided on the tickets which will be sent upon payment.]

All cheques etc should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: The Patriotic Forum, B.M.SWINTON, London  WC1N 3XX.



New Britain will be celebrating Canada’s National Day in both London and York this year. On Saturday 30th June, at 10.00 hrs, New Britain will meet at St.Alfege Church, Greenwich, in order to lay a wreath and hold a short ceremony at the grave of General James Wolfe, before proceeding to St.Sepulchre Church in the City of London for a Canadian Reception starting at 12.00 hrs. Tickets will be ₤5.00 per head. On Sunday 1st July, Canada’s National Day, New Britain will be holding a Canadian Reception at the ancient Merchant Taylor’s Hall in York, commencing at 15.00 hrs. Again tickets wil be ₤5.00 per head.



The London Olympic Games Organising Committee are certainly to be congratulated upon the organising such a spectacular Torch Relay around the British Isles - covering not only every part of the United Kingdom, but also the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, and even excursion across the Irish border to Dublin (thus emphasing further the natural unity of all the British Isles!). Already the Torch Relay has generated more than anticipated interest with larger than expected crowds flocking to catch a sight of the Olympic Torch wherever it goes – thus giving the lie to all those boring moaning kill-joys who claimed that there wasn’t widescale enthusiasm for the London Games! The Torch Relay still has over two months yet to run, so most of our readers in the British Isles still therefore have a chance to witness this awe-inspiring spectacle for themselves. Full details of the dates and route of the Torch can be found at :-


Since 2003 when the first group of confiscated lions arrived at SanWild they have been living a full and secure life in their respective prides. Month after month however it has remained an uphill financial battle to raise the necessary funding to ensure that the lions are well fed and cared for. 
For those of you who did not know – an adult lion consumes 5 kilograms (11 lbs) of meat per day and although the lions at SanWild are not fed on a daily basis, we feed the lions 375 kilograms (7.38 cwt) of meat every 4-5 days @ R19.30 per kilogram (R8.75 per lb). Our total budget to feed the lions for the year comes to approximately R589,000.00 
I am sure you will agree that this is a massive amount of money to raise and as many peoples’ financial situation deteriorates it is becoming more and more difficult for us to continue to care for our lions. Sadly these animals desperately needed saving and now that they are finally safe in a secure loving home, money once again threaten their lives.
Money was the reason why they were bred out like broiler chickens on lion breeding farms and why they were put up to be killed by trophy hunters. Fortunately fate stepped in and someone cared enough to tip off the authorities that these lions were held without the necessary permits and that indeed some of them were going to be shot by trophy hunters within days. The lions were confiscated in time and were brought to SanWild for safekeeping pending the outcome of criminal procedures against their legal owners. The authorities who brought the lions to us undertook to pay for the monthly feeding of the animals, but after settling only one monthly bill, they simply did not pay the rest and left SanWild out in the cold to find funding to continue to care for the lions.
At the time we did not think so, but maybe this default in paying the monthly bills was a blessing in disguise as this is exactly what we needed to prevent the lions being sold back to the trophy hunters by the conservation departments soon after the finalisation of the criminal proceedings. You can read the full story on the SanWild Lions on our webpage:  SUCCESS STORY ARCHIVE – SANWILD LION PRIDES.
We are once again offering you a huge discounted rate at our very popular Bukisa Camp to raise the much needed funding for the Lions. If you would rather make a donation, please see details in the right hand column of this mailer.
Situated in the heart of the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary and dwarfed by Spitzkop, this luxury tented camp looks out over the vast vista of the Drakensberg Mountains and will ensure you enjoy tranquility and serenity. Come and salve your soul without delay at the Bukisa Camp.

The camp consists of 4 safari-style tents each with an en-suite bathroom and electricity and a central facility consisting of a lounge, dining and pub area with a fireplace, fully equipped kitchen and rock pool. Undercover parking for guests also available.

R1950 per night for the entire camp, camp can accommodate up to 8 guests. a Minimum of two nights needs to be booked. Bukisa Camp is a self catering camp and includes a daily game drive and cleaning service. Visits to our wildlife rehab center and large predator facility is included.
  • There are only 10 vouchers available -a voucher consists of two nights (R3900)
  • This deal is based on a "first come, first served basis”
  • Bookings can be made from now until March 2013
  • The special ends as soon as 10 vouchers have been sold out
  • Subject to availability
  • Voucher needs to be paid within 3 days after confirmation
To make a reservations on this amazing deal please email:
Come and meet the lions you will be helping!


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



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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: BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK., or via PayPal on the Springbok Club's web-site at

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: BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



"A POT OF SOUP" by Susan Gordon

This book is ready to order. Included is an A to W on soup and accompaniments. Alongside the recipe guidelines are photographs, illustrations, health tips, plus snippets on the past and London. It is ideally suited for the life styles of students, new cooks, seasoned cooks, those whose time is of the essence, those who do relish time spent in the kitchen and those tending towards a vegetarian diet. There is space to fill in with personal ideas and variations. Please spread the news that this colourful book on enjoyable winter food is now available.

To order please contact Susan direct at to arrange collection or delivery at £12.00 a copy, or forward a cheque for £14.35 made payable to S.Gordon at: 106 Bittacy Rise, Mill Hill, London, NW7 2HL, UK. Alternatively copies may be obtained via (click "bookstore", type "Susan Gordon" in the top box then click "search" and the book appears - no need to register) price with postage is £13.32, or via (new releases) type "A Pot of Soup by Susan Gordon".


"REDNECK P.I." a romantic suspense novel by Trish Jackson.

"Twila's a redneck and proud of it. Harland's a P.I. with a target on his back and a twin brother. An explosive situation!"

Available at in electronic format, and from in print and electronic format.


"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at, 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 B.S.A. Police 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.



ISBN: 978-1-920143-49-7 / paperback / illustrated
Retail price: R250.00, Web-site price: R200.00 + postage

The narrative gives the reader an overview of the history of the White man in southern Africa with detailed emphasis on the Rhodesian story through the life and times of PK van der Byl, one of the major players in a political drama that ended in the accession to power of Robert Mugabe under the auspices of the British government. By his very nature PK was controversial and confrontational. This account is likely to give offence to some because it portrays him as bluntly as he was in real life. Much can be contested about PK van der Byl but few will dispute he was an extremely colourful character with a devilish sense of humour. This memoir covers his life with a full flourish while doing nothing to detract from the seriousness of the international political and military conflict in which he was engaged. The reader will glean new information on a highly controversial subject and emerge with a more sympathetic understanding of what PK van der Byl and his colleagues did and strove for. The human tragedy that has followed the removal from power of Ian Smith and his Rhodesian Front party will almost certainly force the reader to deal with some uncomfortable conclusions, of value to anyone sincere about grappling with the volatile and deeply troubling challenges that confront all Africans today.

This book and others of interest can be purchased from 30 Degrees South via their web-site:


"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:


"THE SEVEN WATCHMEN" by David Ruppert

A new fascinating novel titled "The Seven Watchmen" by David Ruppert should appeal to South Africans and ex-Rhodesians. It can be ordered from Crest Publishing in South Africa at - or those abroad can buy it directly from David at It's also available on

Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have also 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.



No.162:  Major N.H. ALERS-HANKEY of Salisbury, Rhodesia  

Major Alers-Hankey was an early subscriber to the then S.A.Patriot magazine, and at the time he possessed a P.O.Box in the Highlands area of what had then just been re-named Harare, Zimbabwe. One of our supporters recently tried to contact Maj. Alers-Hankey on a personal basis, but alas it transpired that the P.O.Box address which he had been using was no longer operative. We would therefore be most grateful for any information about where Major Alers-Hankey can now be contacted – or the location of any member of his family for that matter.



For all those people still trapped in the decaying “new” South Africa who wish to escape to a more civilized First World country, the “Leaving South Africa” FaceBook forum is probably a very good group to join. This page contains frequent advice about emigrating to several Western countries, and also provides the opportunity to ask questions of other group members who have been successful in escaping. It can be accessed at:-





As an ex South African who immigrated to Canada in 1997, and who is interested in the American economy and political situation insofar as it affects Canada and all other first world countries, I wish to say that Obama is a blight on our collective futures, and if he is re-elected we will all reap the whirlwind. He is typical of Black leaders around the world - a socialist, a believer in Liberation Theology, a marginal muslim, and a man who hates White people, hence his being hell-bent on
destroying America, which, for him, represents the White man. He has never placed his hand on his heart during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner, and he makes no secret of his alliances with the Black Panthers, known, outspoken socialists and communists, and the leaders of countries known to be America's sworn enemies.

We need to support the GOP at this time for our own sakes, and use every tool at our disposal to unmask and dethrone this traitor of capitalism, decency, and civilization.

Yours etc.,

Robin J. Elliott, Vancouver, Canada.




A lot of people should have apologised to Ian Smith. The whole of Africa should have been organised on the lines of [Southern] Rhodesia, with a non-racial qualified franchise. Those who cannot read should not be allowed to vote.

Back in 1964, an old friend's mother stood as a candidate for the League of Empire Loyalists. She claimed that we were handing over Africa to "professional organisers of terrorism and murder … tyrants and megalomaniacs … Left-wing demagogues." She also prophesied that the Common Market and mass immigration would prove disastrous for Britain. Her name was Leslie. Perhaps it should have been Cassandra?

Yours etc.,

M. Taylor, London, U.K.

[ We would be very interested to learn whether there is any structure of the old “League of Empire Loyalists” left in existence. – Ed.]




You are to be congratulated upon stating the truth about Clive Derby-Lewis in last month’s SCN. To be sure, it was a grave mistake of his ever to become involved with the controversial Gregory Lauder-Frost – however remotely. He at least had the excuse of living 6000 miles away and therefore not knowing the full details about Mr. Lauder-Frost’s history. Gerard Batten MEP had no such excuse!

Yours etc.,

“Cromwell”, Devon, U.K.


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