Thursday, 18 October 2012

October 2012 Edition.


October 2012 edition

In the February 2012 edition of the SCN we expressed some misgivings about the suitability of Mitt Romney to be the GOP candidate for this year’s U.S. Presidential election. Since then, of course, Mitt Romney has been chosen as the GOP candidate, and we must therefore accept the choice which has been made.

Our concerns about Mitt Romney centred on his perceived pro-German sympathies and his Mormon faith – not that we object to anyone’s choice of religion, but rather because we worried that his faith would alienate a substantial percentage of the American electorate. As the campaign has progressed, however, it has become apparent that Mitt Romney is probably more pro-British than pro-German (as his high praise for Baroness Thatcher and his wife Ann’s effervescent pride in her Welsh ancestry confirms). Furthermore it has become clear that far fewer people than we originally imagined would be alienated by his Mormon religion. Most importantly, however, Mitt Romney possesses one most vital attribute when it comes to November, namely that he is not Barack Hussein Obama.

We were criticized by a number of American readers for stating in our February 2012 edition that Obama’s first term in office hadn’t proved as disastrous as we had feared. We stand by this assessment (after all he was prepared to dispatch the evil Islamic terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, and to continue with drone attacks against terrorist bases in Pakistan), but we must emphasise that this assessment was relative. Against the plus-factors from Obama’s presidency there have already been many minus-factors, most notably his headlong pursuit towards a socialist medical system and his withdrawal from Iraq and proposed withdrawal from Afghanistan before the Taliban terrorists have been annihilated. Furthermore, as we’ve observed in the past, many Donkey Party presidents have reserved their worst actions until their second term of office – just remember Clinton! Our fear, and this is a big fear, is that if Barack Hussein Obama is re-elected then he will enact a rapid de-Westernisation of the United States, hastening a process which was began under the Kennedy/Johnson administrations.

Of course the mystery remains about how Obama was ever elected president in the first place. Bizarrely there still seem to be many in the U.S. – and not just within the Donkey Party – who continue to believe that he was actually born in Hawaii, whereas of course elsewhere throughout the West it is generally accepted that all the evidence points to him having been born in Kenya. Be this as it may, nobody disputes that his father was the son of a primitive Kenyan goat-herdsman, his mother was a promiscuous atheist serial-miscegenist, and that he received his formative education at a Muslim madrassa in Indonesia – hardly, we would assert, the most ideal background for a leader of the Free World! This astonishing choice by the American people in 2008 could well have proved fatal for their country, and indeed for the world, and perhaps it was only a matter of luck that total disasters never occurred. It is a gamble which can’t be taken again in 2012 however.

Mitt Romney may seem to be an unlikely saviour of the West, but there were far worse possibilities, even among this year’s GOP contenders. It is essential that he is victorious in November therefore, as it may be the West’s last chance for salvation – and we’re not being over-melodramatic. We wish him well.



In September the Springbok Club staged a trip to Greenwich in order to see both the restored Cutty Sark and Greenwich Park, the venue for all the Equestrian Events at the recent London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. As well as visiting these two planned locations the Springbok Club party also toured Greenwich Palace, where they were able to see the famous painted ceiling featuring King William III and Queen Mary II seated in splendour – which as this event took place on exactly the same day as the grand march in Belfast commemorating the signing of the Ulster Covenant (where a number of Springbok Club members from Ulster participated) proved a particularly appropriate setting!

On Saturday 20th October the Springbok Club will be supporting a trip to Chatham Dockyard which forms part of New Britain’s special Trafalgar Festival. Full details of this event are included in the New Britain News section.

During the afternoon of Saturday 10th November the Springbok Club will be staging its annual UDI Day commemoration dinner, at which a prominent ex-Rhodesian activist now resident in the UK will be guest of honour. This event will take place at a convenient venue in central London, and full details will be given in next month’s SCN.



The Swinton Circle held its 2012 AGM last month, at which a new Executive Committee was elected for the forthcoming year, and a minor amendment to the Swinton Circle Constitution regarding the timing of AGMs and the presentations of annual accounts was approved. After the business side of this meeting was concluded Mr. Gary Vincent gave an enthralling illustrated talk about the life and career of Col. Martin Bladen MP. Col. Bladen, who lived from 1680 to 1746, came from a prominent Yorkshire family and was the uncle of Admiral Lord Edward Hawke. After a successful military career, during which he served under Marlborough in the Low Countries, he entered politics, and finished his parliamentary life as MP for Portsmouth. One of his greatest achievements was the bringing to justice of the notorious highwayman Dick Turpin, and he is buried at St. Dunstan’s Church in Stepney, close to where the AGM took place.

On Monday 22nd October the Swinton Circle will be supporting New Britain in their final day’s events in London which form their Trafalgar Festival. Full details are included in the New Britain News section.

In November the Swinton Circle will be addressed by a famous former Conservative MP and MEP, and in December by a DUP MP.  Full details about both these events will be appearing in future editions of the SCN.

Membership fees and 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.



New Britain will be staging a special three-day celebration of Trafalgar Day this year over the weekend of 20th/22nd October. The details are as follows :-

1)  A trip to Chatham Historic Dockyard (where HMS Victory was of course built) on Saturday 20th October. Assemble at approximately 12.00 noon by the main entrance to the Visitor's Centre (near to the former Pembroke Gate). The day will consist of the laying of a wreath at the dock where HMS Victory was built, and then a general tour round the attractions of the Historic Dockyard, before a meal at one of the excellent restaurants now situated there. Cost of admission is £10.00 per person. Those travelling by train should disembark at Chatham Station (if travelling from London) or at Gillingham Station (if travelling from east Kent), and then taking a short bus journey to the main entrance of the Dockyard (bus route 1, among others, passes both stations and the Dockyard main entrance). Those travelling by car should follow the signposts to the Historic Dockyard as soon as reaching the Medway Towns.

2)  A special reception at the Immanuel Church Hall, Pleasington near Blackburn in Lancashire on Sunday 21st October, commencing at 15.00 hrs, at which it is anticipated that the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn will be in attendance.

3)  Participation in a wreath-laying ceremony at Admiral Viscount Nelson’s grave in St.Paul’s Cathedral on Monday 22nd October at 11.00 hrs, followed by a visit to the near-by Hall of the Stationery and Newspaper Makers’ Livery Company, and then a buffet lunch at the crypt of the church of St. Magnus the Martyr near London Bridge commencing at 14.00 hrs. A charge of £6.00 per head will be asked for this buffet lunch. There be a small charge of £6.00 per head for the buffet lunch.

New Britain is also planning to stage events to commemorate Remembrance Sunday in November and a special Falklands Island celebration in December. More details will be given in future editions of the SCN.



We have recently been informed of the following excellent and encouraging letter written by Mr. Philip Benwell, the National Chairman of the Australian Monarchist League, to the BBC presenter Andrew Marr regarding certain errors relating to Australia’s constitutional position in an otherwise excellent programme which he presented about the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It reads as follows :-

”Dear Mr Marr,

”In your otherwise excellent programme The Diamond Queen, you say in episode 3 that 'Oaths of Allegiance have been removed in Australia'. This is manifestly untrue as we would have advised had you contacted us, as defenders of our Constitution and our Monarchy instead of speaking only to Australian republicans.

”Accordingly to our Constitution, which can only be changed by a referendum vote of the people: "OATH. I, A.B., do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, Her heirs and successors according to law. SO HELP ME GOD!"

”It is too late now to correct the false impression you have given. You bear a great responsibility to ensure that your comments are factual. In this regard you have failed.

”Yours sincerely,

”Philip Benwell”



The following most distressing appeal has recently been received from thee IFAW :-

“I'm sickened by a recent attack on elephants, and I'm writing you with this urgent plea to help them.
”IFAW staff have just returned from Bouba Ndjida National Park in Cameroon where we witnessed the aftermath of a horrifying slaughter of these majestic animals.
”To date more than 300 elephant carcasses have been found and poachers have claimed a total of 650.
That's almost half the Park's total population of these beautiful creatures slaughtered - in just a couple of months!
”Entire elephant families – in Cameroon and in other countries - are being wiped out by assault rifles, stabbed with poison spears, even electrocuted with hidden cables!
We need to train and equip rangers to protect our majestic elephant friends.
We need to end the illegal trade in elephant ivory by continuing our groundbreaking law enforcement work with INTERPOL and our critical training of customs officials.
We need to protect vital elephant habitat and care for the animals wherever they live.
We need YOU.

You can help stop the elephant massacre.

”Ivory poachers will stop at nothing to get their hands on ivory.
”And these killers are using a sickening new method: they trap a baby elephant and wait for its mother to come to rescue it. When the mother arrives, they spray her with bullets and kill her in cold blood.
Please protect elephants from these vicious, ruthless killers.

”Elephants are so much like us. Females in particular are very family-oriented and social. They care so deeply for their young they will risk their own lives to protect them. And they grieve for their lost loved ones, often standing vigil over their bones for days on end and even "burying" them with brush and dirt.
There's no denying - they need and deserve our protection. And they had it – for a short time. The trade in ivory was banned in 1989. Demand dropped and poaching plummeted.
”But some governments got greedy. They wanted to sell their huge stockpiles of ivory in so-called ‘one-off’ ivory sell-offs.
”The ‘one-off’ sale of 1999 was followed by a second in 2008...and the message was clear for the poachers: since governments will eventually sell the ivory, let's kill elephants, collect their tusks, and slip our illegal ivory into the legal market.
Elephants are dying every day because of this illegal trade, and they need your help now.
Please give now to stop the elephant massacre.

”Together we can make a better tomorrow for elephants and all animals.
”Thank you.”

The IFAW can be contacted in this regard at:



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It is alas taking us quite a bit longer than we anticipated to place all back-issues of the SCN on our new blogspot, though slowly but surely we are getting there. Hopefully all back issues will be in place within the next month or so, but many can already be viewed at :-



We are happy to be able to announce that the next edition of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, No.37, is now well on the way to publication. We will still be requiring further funds in order to cover the printing costs and to distribute it effectively of course, and donations to assist in this task can be made via PayPal at the Springbok Club web-site ( or by cheque made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K.

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.).



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"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.

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"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.167:  JOHN HIRST of Bexley.

John Hirst, an ex-South African, initially made friendly contact with us several years ago. Evidently a teacher by profession, he was living at the time in the Bexley area of south-east London. Alas the recent few circulars which we’ve sent him have been returned as his last known e-mail address is evidently no longer recognized, and it appears that he has moved residential address also. We would very much like to re-make contact with him however, so if anyone can help we’d be most grateful.



For those who are unable to attend the Lewes Bonfire Night celebrations this year there are several videos of last year’s parades and displays available via YouTube. The following video of one of the Cliffe B.S. parades really captures the atmosphere! :-





It would not be that easy for me to go over to the UK at 50 years old. I just started my own company working for myself and by myself. It’s profitable, even here in South Africa. Not making lots but making more than I'd make if I worked for someone. If I went anywhere now I'd have to start from the beginning. But it is so much more complicated than I can explain.

Yours etc.,

NLT, Durban, Natal.




I see that you’ve had some problems from someone called Ryan Marcovich.

I therefore went to the trouble of searching him out on FaceBook. It was quite some problem as he’s evidently adopted the weird middle name of “Ofthefamily” – but I got there in the end.

His FaceBook Cover Picture contains the mask of the Marxist “Occupy” movement, and also seems to advertise a subversive left-wing gathering. Definitely not someone who stands for what we stand for therefore! Also, when you read his “About Me” section he seems a bit of a nutter.

Yours etc.,

“Cromwell”, Devon, U.K.




Re. the Greek economic catastrophe. 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.

Great success for Germany however. Look at a map; do you realise that Greece is the perfect jumping platform, neatly in the middle, from Germany to the oil in Iraq? Much easier than shipping it via the Mediterranean Sea around Portugal to Germany, especially now that the Muslim Brotherhood is controlling most of North Africa.

Yours etc.,

H. Koch, Pretoria, Transvaal.


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