Friday, 19 April 2013

April 2013 Edition.


April 2013 edition

We have occasionally been criticized – by very few we happily add, though from some who should know better – for our attachment to the real South African flag. These critics state with almost robotic reaction that we should “forget the past” and “accept the current realities”. What these shallow people seem to fail to understand, however, is that the primary concern of our movement is not to hanker over the pre-ANC past, but rather to strive towards the post-ANC future.

The true South African national flag isn’t solely a symbol of the past, it is an eternal symbol of the South African nation in a way which the currently-accepted ANC party-flag can never possibly be. It is a flag of the past yes – but it is also a flag which lives in our hearts today, and a flag which historical dynamics will surely ensure will become the official national flag again in the future.

We have commented in the past about how former national flags which defeatists and “know-alls” previously claimed would never be seen again have been resurrected from apparent oblivion to become the officially recognized flags of their nations once again. The flag of Russia is surely the most obvious and inspirational example, but more recently we have seen the same phoenix-like re-adoptions of the true national flags of both Afghanistan and Libya.

More recently, moreover, we have received a most interesting news report regarding another flag very dear to our hearts which has seemingly been re-born in a somewhat surprising way – namely the real flag of Hong Kong. This news article, which appeared in the South China Morning Post during late January, read in part as follows :-

“The British Council has removed eye-catching train station advertisements bearing the UK flag and the slogan ‘This is GREAT Britain’ amid sensitivity over the growing use of the colonial flag as a symbol of opposition to the Hong Kong government. On FaceBook, one user wrote: ‘Yes! This is Hong Kong, here is Great Britain!’ Another wrote: ‘Great Britain built Great Hong Kong!’ and ‘UK has always seemed to mean less at home than to its own nationals and admirers abroad.’ In recent anti-government rallies, some protesters have waved colonial Hong Kong flags, which have a prominent image of the British flag.”

If the people of Hong Kong realize the importance of such symbols identifying with their infinitely better past then why shouldn’t the people of South Africa – with far closer ethnic links – do so also? We hope that the defeatists and “know-alls” who reject the real South African flag will take note of the positivism and defiance of the loyal Hong Kong people.



The Springbok Club’s planned visit to the Cabinet War Rooms in Whitehall at the end of last month unfortunately encountered an unexpected snag. Being planned for a bank holiday weekend it transpired that several pre-arranged parties of tourists were visiting the Rooms on the day of the planned Springbok Club trip, and as a result there were unacceptable queues for admission. It was then decided unanimously by all those present to visit the near-by famous Ship and Shovell hostelry, which is named after Admiral Cloudesley Shovell and which houses a replica of Admiral Shovell’s famous ship HMS Association, whereat Gary Vincent, who is an expert on naval history of this era, was able to give a fascinating informal talk about Admiral Shovell and his era. We apologise to any supporter who turned up late for the planned visit to the Cabinet War Rooms and was not able to join the party at the replacement location.


Because of the clash of dates with the Springbok Club’s Kent Branch’s planned visit to the Rochester Sweeps’ Festival (see “Springbok Club Branch News” section) it has been decided to postpone the organisation’s anticipated trip to Newmarket Races until the autumn.

In early summer the Springbok Club is planning a visit to a scenic garden in Surrey which has strong Rhodesian connections, and in September 2013 will be participating in the “Hoisting of the Flag Ceremony” in Norfolk.



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club will be organising another trip to the famous Rochester Sweeps’ Festival this year, either on Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th or Monday 6th May, to which all friends and supporters are heartily invited. Details of the exact date and rendezvous arrangements will be notified as soon as they have been finalised.

The London Branch of the Springbok Club is also hoping to organise an event towards the end of May, the precise details of which will included in next month’s SCN.

It is now anticipated that the Hampshire Branch of the Springbok Club will be holding a re-launch meeting during the middle of the year. Again further details will be given in next month’s SCN.



The Swinton Circle’s March meeting, which was addressed by John Skeffington, the 14th Viscount Massereene & Ferrard, proved a great success. The sizable audience were treated to a highly informative and inspirational speech by Viscount Massereene & Ferrard in which he gave a chronological outline of British history from the Battle of Bosworth until the current day, emphasising how in times of previous national crises men (and women!) of ability, vision and destiny had always arisen to save the nation, and expressed hope that the same would happen today to rescue the nation from EU entanglement and the problems posed by unwanted immigration.


Detail’s of the Swinton Circle’s forthcoming Spring Buffet are as follows :-

Date :  Tuesday 23rd April 2013    St.George’s Day

Time :  assemble from 18.30 hrs. onwards, buffet to be served at 19.00 hrs., and meeting to commence at approx. 19.45 hrs.

Venue :  The MELTON MOWBRAY (the downstairs function room), 18 Holborn,  London EC1N 2LE.  (Nearest underground station: Chancery Lane. Pass through the ticket barriers at Chancery Lane station and turn right, then take the left-hand steps up onto Holborn. The Melton Mowbray is then only two minutes walk away on the right-hand side.)

The guest speaker at this meeting will be :-


Simon Heffer was born in Essex and educated at King Edward VI School, Chelmsford, and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he read English. He gained a BA in 1982 and an MA in 1986, before receiving a PhD for Modern History in 2009.

Having previously worked for the Daily Telegraph, where he held the posts of chief leader writer, political correspondent, parliamentary sketchwriter, comment editor and deputy editor, he currently works for the Daily Mail, where he is a columnist and edits the paper’s on-line comment section, RightMinds (

He has written many acclaimed books, including Moral Desperado: A Life of Thomas Carlyle; Power and Place: The Political Consequences of King Edward VII; Like the Roman: The Life of Enoch Powell and Nor Shall My Sword: The Reinvention of England. His recreational interests include music and watching cricket, and he is a member of the MCC.

In his talk, which will celebrate St.George’s Day, he will recount something of his close association with John Enoch Powell.

The price for attending this sumptuous buffet will be only £10.00 per head, which as The Melton Mowbray is renowned for the extremely high standard of its food will provide excellent value for money. Although payments may be made on the day, it would help to guage numbers if all those intending to attend could inform us in advance, either by e-mail or by ‘phoning: 07711188430.


The organisation’s May meeting will take place on Wednesday 8th May, and will be addressed by a sitting DUP MP. More precise details will be given in future editions of the SCN.



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We have recently received the following informative though worrying reports from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force (ZCTF) :-


“Further to our December report on the 4 elephants exported to China, we have received an email from Animals Asia Foundation who claim to have a number of volunteers monitoring the progress of the elephants. They say that the 4 elephants arrived at the end of November 2012. Two went to Taiyuan Zoo, one of which has subsequently died. The other two reportedly went to Xinjiang Tianshan Safari Park. They sent us the photos below of the surviving elephant at Taiyuan Zoo. We are saddened and disgusted that these elephants have been removed from their mothers and the African bush to live alone in a cold unfriendly jail cell in a foreign country. We believe the temperature at the Xinjiang Tianshan Safari Park is less than 20 degrees Celsius below zero. It is highly unlikely the elephants will survive in the cold when they have been accustomed to temperatures of between 30 and 40 degrees.

“There are apparently still another 14 elephants waiting to be exported and we have to try and stop this from happening. Please help us by spreading the word about this cruel and disgusting practice.

“We have been told that a lady by the name of Candy has been involved in the exportation of the elephants. Her phone number is 27 826 768 968.


“On New Years Day, 4 white rhino were killed by poachers on Thetford Estate in the Northern Mazowe District despite the fact that the estate is securely fenced and guarded. The dead rhino were 2 adult males, an adult female and a sub-adult male. Eight horns taken from the carcasses were recovered.”



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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.173:  Mr. BILL DUNNETT of Durban.

Bill Dunnett was an Orcadian by birth, and indeed participated in the famous Kirkwall Ba’ mass football events during his youth. He emigrated to South Africa during the 1970s however, and was the manager of the St.George’s Hotel in Durban (a popular venue for patriotic movement activists in the city) during the 1980s. An active member of the Royal Natal Yacht Club, he subsequently took over the running of the Club’s bar and dining facilities. He also had a very beautiful daughter whose name we believe was either Victoria or Veronica. It would be very interesting to learn where they both are now.



The “Better Together” campaign is a leading organization campaigning for a “No” vote in the forthcoming Scottish referendum. It is of course vital that the Nationalist splitters are soundly beaten in this retrograde plebiscite so that the United Kingdom can remain strong and united. The “Better Together” web-site, which features ways by which supporters can assist the “No” campaign, can be accessed at :-





I might suggest that all the Whites in troubled South Africa be airlifted to Mexico and cross the border illegally into the USA. Have these refugees learn a couple of words of Spanish and they will be part of our welfare state in no time.

Yours etc.,

Dennis McCabe, Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA




I predict that 2013 will be a year of turmoil in South Africa. The country is slipping steadily towards a deep ravine which it will be very difficult, if not impossible, to climb out of.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, South Africa.




Wonderful news about New Britain’s Australia Day celebrations. May I, on behalf of the Australian National Flag Association (Tasmania) and its President express my best wishes for the occasion and send greetings from Tasmania.  We will of course be celebrating Australia Day with our annual Barbecue.

Yours etc.,

Reg A. Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia.




It would be no exaggeration to state that Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven, who sadly died earlier this month, was one of the best British leaders and one of the greatest global forces for good of all time.

Baroness Thatcher’s life story from her humble origins as a grocer’s daughter in Grantham to becoming the most respected leader in the world is well known, so there is therefore no need to details her biography once again. We would however like to remind everyone briefly of her most notable achievements, which brought freedom, opportunity and a better life to not only all in the United Kingdom, but also to so many around the world :-

  • Liberating our kith and kin in the Falkland Islands from enemy aggression
  • Together with President Reagan winning the Cold War and thereby destroying the evil Soviet empire and liberating all the peoples of Eastern Europe
  • Giving all Britons the right and opportunity to purchase their own homes
  • Freeing so many workers from the intimidation of Trade Union subversives
  • Deregulating the Stock Exchange and thereby giving all Britons the opportunity to benefit from the wealth and growth of the national economy
  • Being prepared to oppose terrorism of all varieties around the world in spite of personal risk – as demonstrated by the attempted Brighton Bomb assassination attempt by IRA vermin
  • Quietly but effectively reducing foreign immigration into the United Kingdom

To be sure she made some mistakes during her term in office, the most notable of course being the signing of both the Anglo-Irish Agreement and the Single European Act, and probably the most reprehensible of all the sell-out of Hong Kong. It should always be remembered in this regard, however, that she inherited a Conservative Party dominated by liberal “wets”, and in order to retain her leadership she therefore had to appoint a broad-based cabinet, where alas “wets” tended to dominate the Foreign Office. It should be remembered, furthermore, that she subsequently openly admitted her mistake in signing the Single European Act, and stated that the Anglo-Irish Agreement would be written across her heart as her greatest error.

For those in South Africa she will always of course be remembered as the one Western leader who was prepared openly to declare that the ANC was “just another terrorist organization”, and whereas other Western leaders may have opposed communist-inspired international sanctions against civilized South Africa in private, she was prepared to oppose them openly. She also once welcomed President P.W.Botha to her official country residence at Chequers. Although many in South Africa recognised that P.W.Botha was at heart a sell-out himself, it is important to remember in this context that this wasn’t the perceived impression in the West as a whole, as he was regarded as still representing the preservation of civilized rule. It wasn’t P.W.Botha the man who she welcomed therefore, but the President of a nation which was still part of the West. She also made a very interesting comment after P.W.Botha resigned. The received wisdom was that “Pik” Botha was the leftist candidate, Barend du Plessis was the centrist candidate, and Klerk was the candidate most likely to preserve civilized rule – yet she clearly gave her support to Barend du Plessis. Did she know something which we didn’t?

Baroness Thatcher was of course never defeated politically – she was stabbed-in-the-back by her own cabinet of political pigmies. The overwhelming dominance which the Conservative Party enjoyed throughout the 1980s soon dissipated, and under John Major the number of foreign immigrants again increased. The result of course was Tony Blair’s New Labour landslide of 1997 – but here ironically was perhaps Baroness Thatcher’s greatest achievement, for in order to obtain power Blair had to reject so many of the Labour Party’s traditional socialist policies, and few can doubt that bad though the Blair/Brown years proved to be, they were nowhere near as disastrous for the British nation as the Wilson/Callaghan era.

On the wreath carried on Baroness Thatcher’s coffin there was a card from her twin children Sir Mark and Carol Thatcher which read simply “Beloved Mother – Always in our Hearts”. These were not only the sentiments of her biological children; they were the sentiments of a grateful country to the mother of their nation.


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