Monday, 7 August 2017

August 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

August 2017 edition

The fact that Leo Varadkar has been elected leader of Fine Gael, and thereby the new taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, has been met with incredulity around the rest of the world. As his name suggests, Varadkar is an Indian – or more accurately a half-Indian. Furthermore he is an open and seemingly unashamed homosexual. If this scenario had been made up even only 20 years ago nobody would have believed it!

It should be remembered in this regard that Fine Gael owes its origins to one of the terrorist factions which operated during the insurrection of the early part of the 20th century, which included the notorious IRA terrorist Michael Collins. Irish Nationalist terrorists such as Collins and others who went on to found Fine Gael of course maintained that their aim was to release the island of Ireland from “foreign” rule (which in reality simply meant that they rejected Union with their fellow-Britons from the other side of the Irish Sea). Furthermore it should also be remembered that sodomy was illegal in the Republic of Ireland until as recently as 1993. We wonder therefore how the likes of Collins and his fellow IRA terrorists would have reacted to this latest amazing development occurring in their artificial statelet?

Fine Gael has traditionally not been the worst of political parties in the Republic of Ireland however. Fianna Fáil contained some of the more hideous IRA terrorists of the ilk of Eamon de Valera, but over the years Fianna Fáil has become the establishment party, and as such has become far more pragmatic and realistic in its policies. It is also important to remember in this regard that – although relative - Fine Gael tends to be even more pro-EU than Fianna Fáil. Furthermore, we also recall that when Ian Paisley addressed the Swinton Circle a couple of years ago he stated that the DUP found it far easier to negotiate with Fianna Fáil than with Fine Gael, mainly because both sides understood their fundamental positions so much better.

Traditionally of course Unionists who remained in the lost 26 counties after the partition of the British Isles in 1922 tended to support Fine Gael as the lesser of two evils. Ideally of course it would be marvellous if a strong pro-Unionist party could arise in the 26 counties, but we must be realistic and accept that this won’t happen immediately, and that Fianna Fáil has now probably become the lesser of two evils, and so is now more deserving of support – albeit reluctant.

With such a bizarre leader it would certainly seem highly unlikely that Fine Gael will be able to win the next RoI general election, and that Fianna Fáil will soon be returned to power with Michael Martin as the next taoiseach. It is widely accepted that the RoI will suffer more than any other member state from Britain’s forthcoming withdrawal from the EU, but to us the solution to their problems is obvious – the RoI must also leave the EU and then negotiate a mutually favourable customs and trading agreement with the UK. The big question therefore is has Fianna Fáil become pragmatic enough and does Michael Martin possess sufficient political vision and daring to realise this fact and to act accordingly?

Needless to say, the most ideal development would be for the 26 counties of the RoI to become re-united back into the United Kingdom, but we must be realistic and accept that this isn’t going to happen in this generation, and in all probability not in the next either. A start could however be made, most conceivably by the RoI rejoining the Sterling Zone – which would not preclude the Punt once again becoming their unit of currency in replacement for the Euro which has proved so highly damaging to the RoI economy. This surely would be something which would delight the more hardline nationalists!

A more significant development however would be if the RoI was to join the Commonwealth – a move enthusiastically advocated by former RoI President Mary Robinson during the 1990s. The core Commonwealth could of course develop into a global free-trade area infinitely preferable to the authoritarian self-contained EU, but Commonwealth membership would also enable sportsmen and women from the 26 counties to compete in the Commonwealth Games. If once the ridiculous Leo Varadkar has long been forgotten the RoI does make such a move then it will probably be too late for Dublin to be awarded the hosting of the 2022 Games (where the host city still remains undecided), but perhaps it would be possible for Dublin to host the Games in 2026. This is a potential outcome which truly excites us!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club held a most successful and enjoyable buffet-meeting to commemorate Rhodes & Founders Day last month. The guest speaker, Mr. Peter Jewell, gave a most inspiring and captivating speech in which he recounted his early years in the UK, the reasons for his move to Rhodesia, and his sporting exploits and contacts there. He then went on to tell something about his important work for Air Trans Africa, and finally about his active involvement with UKIP since returning to the UK. A delicious selection of buffet snacks was provided at this event, but perhaps most importantly there was a fantastic spirit of camaraderie at this gathering, with several new supporters being present, and well as many old faces!

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The Springbok Club will be staging a very important meeting in August, which we trust as many friends and supporters as possible will be able to attend. The details are as follows :-

Date : Friday 11th August 2017

Time : Assemble from 18.30 hrs, meeting to commence at 19.00 hrs.

Venue : The GOLDEN FLEECE (the downstairs Cellar Bar), 8/9 Queen Street, City of London, EC4N 1SP. (nearest tube stations: Bank, St.Paul’s and Mansion House)

Guest Speaker : Mr. JOHNNY RODRIGUES

Johnny Rodrigues moved to the then Rhodesia with his family in 1955, and grew up in the country, living since then until very recently entirely in Southern Africa. During the Rhodesian Bush War he served in both the Rhodesian SAS and the elite Selous Scouts. In 1974 he married Cheryl Whyte (who tragically died in 2016) and they had three children.

A lifelong conservationist with a keen interest in wildlife, and being alarmed by the endemic poaching which was taking place as a result of the ZANU-PF regime’s “Land Reform Programme”, he founded the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force in 2001. Since then he has worked tirelessly and unselfishly for the protection of wildlife in Zimbabwe, particularly battling against poachers, and has gained an extremely high reputation among conservation groups around the globe as a result of these efforts.

He was particularly involved with the exposure that Cecil the Lion (and his son) had been killed by trophy hunters, and has also exposed the extent of the capture of wildlife to be exported to China. These campaigns have cost Johnny dearly, particularly as they occurred at the same time as he lost his wife. There have been eight attempts on his life, including a poisoning attempt, and as a result he has had to emigrate with my family. In spite of now being out of the country he is still continuing his fight for the protection of Zimbabwe’s wildlife by creating awareness about conservation and wildlife issues and the enormous damage being done to the African continent.

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On Sunday 10th September The Springbok Club will again be participating in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony at Southrepps in Norfolk. Please try to diarise this date and make every effort to attend this inspiring and awe-inspiring event.

In October The Springbok Club is anticipating welcoming a very important visiting South African personality to address a meeting, and in November will be staging a meeting in Sussex. In December the organization plans to join with other South African expat organizations in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow. More details about all of these events will of course be detailed in future editions of the SCN.

The Springbok Club’s planned trip to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands is now being arranged for May of next year. Please try to let us know as early as possible if you are interested in participating in this visit.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum will be staging a trip to Westerham in Kent as a belated celebration of Canada Day during the afternoon of Saturday 26th August. Westerham is the home town of Major-General James Wolfe, who of course commanded British forces at the Battle of the Plains of Abraham in 1759, a victory which ensured that Canada remained part of the British Empire, subsequently of course to become the first self-governing dominion in the Commonwealth. Assemble at the statue of James Wolfe in The Green, Westerham (just off the A25) at approximately 13.00 hrs. After paying respects at the statue the party will then journey to the near-by Church of St.Mary the Virgin where James Wolfe was baptised, before visiting Quebec House where he was born (and which is now a museum) before finishing the day at a pub in the town which is reputed to be the last hostelry where he stayed before travelling to Portsmouth to board his ship bound for Canada. For more details about this trip please ‘phone: 07711188430.

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In September The Patriotic Forum will be staging an event to celebrate Gibraltar Day, and later during the year the organisation will be holding a meeting to be addressed by an expert on the subject who will be talking about the ongoing threat that the West is facing from expansionist Islam.

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Plans are still afoot to launch a successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which will support The Patriotic Forum and which will be called The Imperial Patriot. All donations to assist in this new venture should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (If however you would prefer to make a donation via direct bank transfer please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the bank account details.)

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REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE TRUST

We have recently received the following informative report from the SanWild Wildlife Trust :-

“About 10 days ago we shared the wonderful news that Nellie the Rhino has been relocated to the safety of an Intensive Protection Zone, or IPZ as we call them, where she and other rhino poaching survivors and those rescued from trophy hunting can hopefully once again learn to trust and not fear man.

”If you have not yet seen the video of her relocation to safety you can view it at: https://vimeo.com/209162674?lite=1.

”We are even more pleased to let all our donors know that the veterinary report and results of the blood test that was taken during her capture and received this morning confirmed that indeed Nellie is between 5 to 8 months pregnant. Both her and her unborn calf are doing well and if all goes according to plan we will expect the little one in about 8 -11 months’ time. White rhinos have a gestation period of approximately 16 months.

”While we celebrate her rescue and pregnancy the threat of poaching of Nellie and her unborn calf is very real.

“Many of you may or may now know that the South Africa Government, on the insistence of the rhino owners in the country that breed rhinos commercially to harvest the horns, intend opening the domestic trade in rhino horn soon. A limited international trade is also being considered and as much as we support all efforts to curb rhino poaching we know that the reopening of the trade will not end the brutal slaughter. All indications already are that in anticipation of the re-opening of the trade, poachers are targeting and killing rhinos on an increasing level. The danger to Nellie and her unborn calf is very real and we must ensure their safety, but we can only do this with your help and support.

”We are concerned about the slow progress of our Fundraising Campaign and would like to appeal to our supporters to help us in ensuring the safety of rhinos in the IPZ's. We cannot rest until we have reached our goal of making it impossible for poachers to target rescued rhinos.

“To support the upgrade of the perimeter fences donate via PayPal on the SanWild web-site.”

The SanWild web-site can be accessed at : www.sanwild.org

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WOMEN’S CRICKET WORLD CUP

It has been good to see women’s team sport receiving far more media coverage over recent months – Soccer, Rugby Union, and perhaps most noteworthy of all Cricket. The recent Women’s Cricket World Cup produced a most splendid and exciting victory for England – albeit only against third-world opposition in the final. It was however very surprising to see the “new” South African team reach the semi-finals of this competition, particularly amazing when the current anarchic and disintegrating state of South African society is taken into account. Inevitably this “new” South African team had to be multi-racial in composition, and it thus seemed bizarre to witness the players go into a multi-cultural prayer-huddle after their defeat by England in the semi-final. With so many religions being present in this multi-racial side one cannot help but wonder which God they were actually praying to!

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

Following the praiseworthy luncheon staged by The Council of United Commonwealth Societies of Tasmania to celebrate the 91st birthday of H.M.The Queen which we reported on in last month’s SCN, it has been equally encouraging to receive notification from our very good friend and supporter from Tasmania, Reg Watson, about a luncheon to be held by the Tasmanian Branch of the Australian National Flag Association on Tuesday 5th September at Parliament House, Hobart. For more details please e-mail Reg Watson at: reg@regwatson.com

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

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​BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, 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 BSAP 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.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

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"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: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.225 – Ms. JENNY RAMSAY of Durban

Jenny Ramsay (the name may have been spelt Ramsey) worked as a part-time barmaid at the Riviera Hotel on the Victoria Embankment in Durban at approximately the same time as the attempted Seychelles Coup was planned there during the early 1980s (though she was not involved with this in any way). She was a most beautiful and friendly girl, albeit somewhat shy. It would be very interesting to learn what happened to her and where she is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The US-based Mass Resistance movement, which has now established a presence in the UK, campaigns in favour of what they term Family Values (something which could perhaps better be described as Civilised and Moral Values). It undoubtedly would not meet with the approval of the new RoI taoiseach Leo Varadkar, but we believe that many if not most of our readers would fully support its aims and objectives. Its web-site can be accessed at:-

http://www.massresistance.org/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

IMMIGRANT PROBLEM

Sir,

Viscount St Davids was jailed for calling an anti-Brexit Guyana immigrant various names. Seems as if she’s a fat-mouth Non-White who is so deluded that she thinks she’s one of us! Brexit will not be stopped. It’s our vote and our land. She is for sure a police informer for cash.

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

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GERMAN BITE

Sir,

Many thanks for an interesting and entertaining read in the July Edition of the SCN - a monthly treat if there ever was one!

As someone who has recently started travelling to Germany regularly on business, the changes that have happened to that great country as a result of Mrs. Merkel's suicidal and inexplicable open-door policy are really alarming. One books into an upmarket historic hotel and finds that a large proportion is being used to house newly arrived immigrants from the Arab world. Walking down the streets of pleasant, prosperous cities like Wiesbaden and Mainz, one sees gangs of threatening youths on every street corner, up to no good - you simply didn't see this 5 years ago. So many of these immigrants come from peaceful and stable countries like Morocco, which thousands of British holidaymakers flock to each year - they are safe in their own countries, and have no cause to be living in Western Europe. The situation is completely out of control and the German government does nothing to address this. I applaud your suggestion that the pre-1871 boundaries of the states of the German Zollverein are restored!

Yours etc.,

Richard P. Kent, London, U.K.

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EXCELLENT COMMENTS

Sir,

It seems as if people are fed up about the land claims/"stole the land" issue and are digging in. I read elsewhere that the SANDF is effectively broke. I know that SAAF squadrons are barely hobbling along. As always not a peep from the liberals in the UK!

Do you have ex-MP Peter Hain and John Simpson of the BBC [married to a South African] on you mailing list? I think it would be wise to keep them informed to curtail their drivel when they make their extremely rare public utterances. Have you considered contacting Piers Morgan? He is mates with Kevin Petersen and seems to enjoy debating contentious issues - e.g. 2nd Amendment of US Constitution. If you could get him going public on the real issues in South Africa it would help many people out of their darkness and end “The Rainbow Nation” illusion.

Do you read American Renaissance (https://www.amren.com)? Excellent commentary from the USA saying what White Africans have been saying since the beginning of time

Yours etc.,

“Majuba”, Hertfordshire, U.K.

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OBITUARY

NORMAN “SKIP” RAUSCH

It was with great sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Norman “Skip” Rausch. Although born in the UK, “Skip” Rausch moved to Rhodesia at an early age and became a Rhodesian through and through. He was a farmer by profession, but also served in the BSAP Reserve, becoming a “stick commander” – hence his nickname! After the fall of Rhodesia he returned to the UK, but never lost his Rhodesian pioneer attitude to life, always wearing shorts even during the coldest weather! He discovered The Springbok Club late in life, but the organization then became his main interest and passion. Quiet and unassuming, he became a popular and much valued member of the organization, until failing health sadly curtailed his regular activities. We mourn the passing of “Skip” Rausch – a true Rhodesian and a true son of Empire. His pioneer spirit will live on and continue to inspire us however. Our race has produced the likes of him before – and will do so again in future!

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Monday, 24 July 2017

July 2017 Edition.


SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

July 2017 edition

The terrifying swarm of mainly Muslim migrants invading the European continent over the past few years – indeed actually ever since the end of WWII – has of course been a most worrying concern for all decent patriotic citizens throughout the continent. The fact that these migrants have been “welcomed” by seemingly so many European institutions and NGOs has of course heightened these worries almost to a point of despair, as it would appear that many within the European continent simply have a death-wish. All is not doom and gloom however, as there have recently been several encouraging developments occurring throughout Europe.

An organization called the Identitarian Movement has recently arisen in France which campaigns in favour of the protection of France’s European identity, and even more encouragingly this movement seems to be spreading its wings to other European countries, most notably to Italy – the country of course which is currently the worst effected by the migrant invasion. The most encouraging aspect about this movement is that they are positively in favour of their own people, rather than being negatively opposed to others. They are also youthful and have an optimistic and defiant view of the future. Recently their supporters in Italy managed to purchase a ship which they will be deploying in the Mediterranean, appropriately named Defend Europe, which they aim to use to intercept boats of illegal immigrants trying to enter Italian waters and then to tow them back to where they came from. This is in marked contrast to a number of ships operated by certain NGOa and so-called “charities” which have been assisting the boats full of illegal immigrants in their reprehensible attempts to invade the European continent. Words fail us to explain the motivations of those who seek to collaborate with those who aim to destroy their own countries and the futures of their children, but from all the news reports which we have seen these self-haters mainly seem to be – surprise, surprise – Germans.

Throughout the last century successive German governments sought to impose their dominance and control over the entire European continent, twice by armed warfare but when both these attempts were defeated by more “peaceful” means via the EU project. Now, however, following the glorious Brexit victory in the UK and increasing disintegration within the EU as a whole, the German state seems to have been engulfed by a Samson-like death-wish. If they are not to get they way and dominate the continent then they would prefer that the whole continent and its civilization be destroyed by the invasion of a totally alien culture. The current German Chancellor Angela Merkel has become the symbolic hate-figure for all European patriots alarmed by the invasions of their own countries, but she is not alone – not by a long, long way. As we have observed, most of the NGO ships actively assisting the invasion of the continent are German owned and crewed, and throughout Germany the spectre of groups collaborating with the invading swarm under the “Welcome Refugees” banner has been sick to observe. Perhaps the most poignant example of this suicidal German mindset has been the revelation that a 16-year-old ethnic German girl named Linda Wenzel (a mini-Angela Merkel if ever there was one!) had been captured by forces in Iraq having run away to join ISIS/ISIL and become a Jihadist bride!

But not all of Europe is afflicted by the same death-wish that Germany apparently suffers from – quite the reverse in fact! It is not just the Brexit triumph and the emergence of the Identitarian Movement which has demonstrated the groundswell of opposition to the German-EU project and their attempted Islamisation of Europe – there has been increasing opposition from the nation-states of Eastern Europe as well, where many states have erected their own unilateral border walls in order to keep the immigrant invaders out. Two Eastern European nations in particular deserve congratulations in this regard – Hungary and Poland. In Hungary its current patriotic Prime Minister Viktor Orban recently issued a defiant statement in which he emphatically disassociated his country from its collaboration government during WWII, and further stated significantly that this should never happen again. In Poland the current government has firmly resisted attempts by he German-dominated EU to interfere in the appointment of Polish judges – and as if to add salt into the wound welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the country and ensured that they visited one of the concentration camps from WWII in order to show them the evil genocidal excesses of an earlier German regime.

Hopefully all this will ensure that the entire EU edifice soon comes crumbling down, so that all the great European nation-states can once again control their own borders and allow into their countries only those who they choose. But what of Germany itself? Not all Germans are at heart of the same self-hating kidney as Merkel and Wenzel, and deserve a far better existence than they currently endure under the all-persuasive influence of poisonous German Nationalism. Perhaps the answer could be for Germany eventually to revert back into its pre-1870 component states.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club held a most enjoyable and informative historical walking tour through the City of London last month, visiting many of the sites traditionally associated with King Arthur.

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The Springbok Club will be holding its annual Rhodes & Founders celebration buffet later this month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Saturday 29th July 2017

Time : assemble from 14.00 hrs onwards, meeting to commence at 15.00 hrs.

Venue: THE ANTELOPE (the upstairs dining room), 22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8EZ

(nearest tube station: Sloane Square - turn right out of the main entrance, then right into the north side of Sloane Square which becomes Cliveden Place, then finally left into Eaton Terrace where The Antelope is on the left).

Guest Speaker : Mr. PETER JEWELL

Peter Jewell was born at Redditch in Worcestershire, and educated at Millfield School with the aid of a sports scholarship, after which he applied to play for Worcestershire CCC, Peterborough United FC and Llanelli RFC. He left the UK and headed for Rhodesia in 1968 in order to play Rugby Union and Cricket and to compete in the famous world ploughing match which took place in Hartley. He lived an adventurous and exhilarating life in Rhodesia during the UDI years, before moving to South Africa and then Mozambique. He returned to the UK in 1989 where he has been involved in a number of companies, mainly in management consultancy. He was a director of Worcestershire CCC for 13 years and a member of the English Cricket Board Discipline Commission for 6 years. He was a part-time Tribunal Judge for 23 years and a magistrate for 20 years and a board member and Trustee of the Magistrates Association for England and Wales. A prominent member of UKIP, he has been the party’s Justice Spokesman and Police and Crime Commissioner candidate for West Mercia, and their parliamentary candidate for Redditch (2015) and Richmond Park (2017).

In his talk Peter Jewell will tell more about his sporting and other exploits in Rhodesia and in the UK, and about his personal connections with the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith, Jack Malloch (the owner and founder of Air Trans Africa) and Nigel Farage.

A sumptuous array of buffet snacks will be provided at this event, and the costs will be £10.00 per head for Full Members of The Springbok Club, £12.50 per head for Associate Members, and £15.00 per head for non-members. Payment may be made (in cash) on the day, but in order to gauge numbers we ask everyone who intends to attend to let us know in advance if possible, either by e-mailing springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning 07711188430.

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In view of the fact that so many supporters who were keen to attend The Springbok Club’s planned trip to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands could not make it during August, it has therefore been decided to postpone this visit until May of next year.

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In mid-August The Springbok Club will be staging a special meeting to be addressed by Mr. Johnny Rodrigues of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force who, since he last addressed The Springbok Club, has experienced several appalling threats in Zimbabwe which have alas forced him to leave the country – hopefully only temporarily. More precise details will be circulated as soon as arrangements for this meeting have been finalised.

On Sunday 10th September The Springbok Club will again be participating in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony at Southrepps in Norfolk. Please try to diarise this date and make every attempt to attend this inspiring and awe-inspiring event.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The first official meeting of The Patriotic Forum following its formation as a result of the merger between The Swinton Circle, New Britain and The 343 Group took place last month, when the guest speaker was Mr.Gary Cartwright. Gary Cartwright is a long-standing EuroSceptic activist who worked for over ten years for various UKIP and other non-attached EuroSceptic MEPs at the European Parliament in Brussels. In his most enthralling and well-received talk Mr.Cartwright told much about the strange workings of the EU structure, the failings of UKIP, and gave his opinions about the eventual outcome of the Brexit negotiations. It was good to see several new faces at this meeting, as well as many stalwarts from the Swinton Circle days, and it was particularly pleasing to welcome a former MEP to this event, who was also able to give a useful contribution to proceedings.

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In August The Patriotic Forum will be staging a belated celebration of Canada Day with a visit to sites associated with Gen. James Wolfe in Westerham, and in September will be holding an event to celebrate Gibraltar Day. Later on during the year the organisation will be staging a meeting to be addressed by a well-known expert who will be talking about the ongoing threat that the West is facing from expansionist Islam.

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Plans are afoot to launch a successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which will support the new merged movement and which will be called The Imperial Patriot. All donations to assist in this new venture should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (If however you would prefer to make a donation via direct bank transfer please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the bank account details.)

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SUDAN THE RHINO

On 28th June BBC2 broadcasted a most moving documentary about Sudan the Rhino – believed to be the last male Northern White Rhino in existence. The Northern White Rhino (a sub-species of the more common Southern White Rhino) has been hunted by poachers to extinction throughout its natural habitat in southern Sudan, Uganda and the Congo, until the only a few individuals are left in western zoos. Praiseworthy efforts are being made by dedicated conservationists to rescue the species by cloning Sudan and using Southern White Rhinos as surrogate mothers, but alas this is proving to be a very difficult task. Surely nothing better illustrates the ecological disaster caused by the West’s post-WWII abdication of its duties and responsibilities to the planet than this most distressing tragedy, and the reason why it is so urgently important that civilized control and administration is re-established throughout the so-called Third World – and in Africa particularly – as soon as possible.

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NORTHERN KINGS?

The recent decision by the southern hemisphere Super Rugby authorities to expel two South African teams from the competition – the OFS-based Cheetahs and the Eastern Province-based Southern Kings – was perhaps not surprising given the complete collapse of society in the “new” South Africa, and the consequent deterioration in South African Rugby standards. What has been surprising – astonishing in fact – has been the application, and subsequent acceptance, of these two South African teams to join the Northern Hemisphere Pro12 (presumably to be renamed Pro14?) competition. On the face of it this seems bizarre in the extreme, given the complete seasonal and climatic differences and the huge travel distances involved, but it does perhaps have one potential advantage. This move will clearly re-orientate one significant aspect of South African society away from its decaying Third World environment and towards its area of ethnic origins. We therefore await the outcome of this unexpected development with great interest, and wonder whether it will herald moves by other sections of South African society to re-orientate themselves back to their roots.

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LATEST AUSTRALIAN NEWS

We have recently been informed of a most praiseworthy luncheon held in Hobart, Australia, in order to mark the 91st birthday of H.M. The Queen. This event was organised by The Council of United Commonwealth Societies of Tasmania, and was attended by Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, Professor the Hon. Kate Warner AM. Those behind this event are to be congratulated, for following Brexit (and indeed perhaps also the move of the two South African rugby teams to a British-orientated competition!) it clearly demonstrates a further most encouraging step towards Commonwealth solidarity!

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

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​BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, 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 BSAP 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.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

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"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: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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“THE LUCKY BEAN TREE” by S.J.Russon

“The Lucky Bean Tree” is a story of ‘trading places’; of how the Whites, once the dominant race are now chauffeuring the Blacks, and of how the African maids have themselves become ‘madams’. Good for some, worse for others, but certainly bad for Stella. How will she cope? Will a ditzy blonde, who hasn’t lifted a finger in 19 years, manage to support an ever growing household? Not only must Stella haggle with street vendors for sugar and rice but there’s the never ending gin demand. In the big bad world of Premier Mpofu prostitutes demand payment in diesel. So it’s either ‘in bed with the regime’, or it’s imprisonment and ruinous fines, (million dollar notes have been introduced to beat 230 million % inflation). The Re-development Programme (R.D.P.) has been renamed ‘the Revenge of the Dark Persons’ because nothing is re-developed. But the worst thing about the tyranny is the way it renders the crazy, commonplace. Mozepweans have grown so used to the violence that they have forfeited the ability to become shocked. It’s just normal living.

“The Lucky Bean Tree” is on Amazon Kindle UK as an e-book. The cost is $2.99 or the equivalent in £s.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.224 – Mr. & Mrs. DAVE & PATTI BUCKLE of Durban

The sad saga of Sudan the Rhino has reminded us of Dave and Patti Buckle of Durban. Dave Buckle was a young high-flying manager in the Unilever organization in Durban during the late 1970s, and was a very friendly and popular character. When a group of his fellow employees spent a weekend at the Inanda Game Park during this time they arrived just after the game park had taken possession of two Rhinos for conservationist purposes – and so popular did Dave Buckle seem to be with his fellow employees that they unofficially named the Rhinos “Dave and Patti” in honour of him and his then girlfriend. Dave subsequently married Patti, but unfortunately the collapse of the “new” South Africa meant that the Inanda Game Park eventually closed down. It would however be very interesting to learn where Dave and Patti are now – both the human and the Rhino versions!

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Following the merger of The Swinton Circle and New Britain the web-sites of the two organizations have now been combined to form a fresh web-site for The Patriotic Forum, which can be accessed at :-

http://www.patrioticforum.co.uk/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ARAB CULTURE

Sir,

What a revolting story about the Arab woman who was given plastic surgery treatment at an Israeli hospital after her family burned her, but was then caught trying to act as a suicide-bomber at the same hospital. Having travelled all over Israel I have witnessed just how the Mohammedans treat others there. The women on our small tour party (16) were continually assaulted, their breasts and bottoms groped, and obscenities shouted at them. Humiliation by Muslims was a price for travel and exploration.

Yours etc.,

“Herodotus”, Huntingdonshire, U.K.

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CREATURE COMFORTS

Sir,

Decent intelligent Afrikaners who spent years at university becoming a vet have to spend their time trying to save animals from the negligence and cruelty of savages.

They call them “indigent” but they are primitives, and the ones in charge in this country are of the same ilk only they wear suits. They have stopped all financial help to animal organisations which is yet another aspect of this country that has been “privatized”: taxpayers must now pay from their own pockets for security, schooling, private hospitals, a postal service, farm security, transport (because there’s little public transport in this country), sea rescue, ambulances, you name it. If the government can get away with paying for it, it will! This is tantamount to double taxation. And how do the parasites spend the money that doesn’t fund any of the above? On themselves, overseas trips, clothing, cars, consumer goods. They cannot produce anything but can they consume!!

The world’s most useless creatures!

Yours etc.,

G.G.R., Transvaal, South Africa.

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OBITUARY

MAURICE DONALD XIBERRAS

It was with great sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Maurice Xiberras. A great British-Gibraltarian patriot, Maurice Donald Xiberras was born in Gibraltar in 1936 of Maltese ancestry. A teacher by profession, he studied and graduated at the University of Bristol where he became a lecturer in the Department of Hispanic Studies for a number of years. He returned to Gibraltar in 1964 however, where he resumed his teaching career at senior school level.

Alarmed by apparent attempts by the Wilson Labour Government to sellout Gibraltar, he joined the newly-formed Integration With Britain Party in 1967. The IWBP was led by Major Robert “Bob” Peliza (later to become Sir Robert Peliza), a man often compared to the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith because of his fierce determination to retain the British identity of his country against the machinations of the so-called British Government of the time. The IWBP swept to power in 1969 defeating the long-ensconced Left-leaning government of Sir Joshua Hassan, and Maurice was appointed Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Labour, Social Security and Housing. In his role as Labour Minister he evidently proved a very tough negotiator with Ministry of Defence officials, who employed a large proportion of the colony’s labour force! Following the fall of the Wilson Labour Government in 1970 the threat to Gibraltar’s rights of self-determination seemed to be over, and as a result the IWBP lost power. Maurice Xiberras then became Leader of the Opposition in the Gibraltar Parliament, with Sir Robert Peliza eventually becoming Speaker.

In 1979, however, he decided to leave frontline politics in Gibraltar itself and relocated to the UK, where he not only resumed his teaching and academic career, but also worked as an active lobbyist for the Gibraltarian cause. He gained a First Class MA degree with Honours from the University of Edinburgh, and also studied and qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist, and as a result of his entrepreneurial spirit subsequently established his own counselling practice in Surbiton. He was a keen sporting enthusiast throughout his life, and for a number of years was manager of the Gibraltar National Hockey team.

He twice addressed meetings staged by our movement, once as a supplementary speaker at a Gibraltarian-themed meeting held by The Springbok Club, and secondly as a speaker in his own right talking about the then current Gibraltarian situation at a Swinton Circle meeting. He was awarded the Gibraltar Medallion of Honour in 2009, and his name was subsequently added to the Gibraltar Roll of Honour. We mourn his death greatly, but memories of his friendly spirit and his fierce determination that Gibraltar should remain British will inspire us for ever.

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Saturday, 24 June 2017

June 2017 Edition.


SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

June 2017 edition

On the face of it the result of the recent British General Election was a catastrophic disaster for patriotic forces around the West. The disaster wasn’t so much that the Conservative Party of Theresa May failed to consolidate power in the run-up to the Brexit negotiations (which was bad enough in itself), but rather that over 12 million of the electorate were prepared to vote for a party led by an evil terrorist-sympathiser. This of course is a frightening condemnation of the current state of British society – or perhaps more accurately a frightening revelation about the current numbers of alien immigrants allowed into the country! (The vote to leave the EU clearly came not a moment too soon!).

There were however two very positive developments from this election. Firstly, given the woeful standard of the Conservative election campaign (with a negative and totally uninspiring manifesto and a leader hogging all the airwaves yet failing to answer some of the most elementary questions), if the Labour Party under the odious Corbyn were unable to win under such circumstances then they surely will never be able to triumph under his leadership. The Conservative Party is therefore safely back in power, and negotiations for a “hard Brexit” can thus continue at pace. Secondly we can only be delighted that a Conservative majority is now dependent upon support from the DUP – which in reality is actually the best possible outcome which could be hoped for! The DUP are of course a more forthright party in upholding patriotic values, and also undoubtedly possess a far more virtuous moral compass, something which alas over recent decades seems to have deserted the Conservative Party (particularly their Scottish leadership!). It is to be hoped therefore that closer contact with the DUP will not only strengthen patriotic resolve within Conservative Party ranks, but will also cause the party to revert to its traditional stance in upholding decency and morality.

In spite of these pleasing outcomes, however, the fact remains that the main party of opposition in the UK remains in the hands of a leader and a close cabal of supporters who can only be described as pure evil. The Labour Party itself has proved totally incapable of ridding itself of the vermin Corbyn, McDonnell and Abbott etc. over the past couple of years, so we must therefore look elsewhere for some means of cleansing the British body politic of their poisonous influence. Happily it seems as if the unspeakable Diane Abbott has now been permanently removed from effective political life by what can perhaps be described as “Divine Providence”, but this can not necessarily be counted upon to remove Corbyn and McDonnell. It is therefore surely the task of the security services and others in authority to ensure that they are eliminated from public life by any legal means available as soon as possible, in order to protect and defend the nation as a whole. THE AUGEAN STABLES MUST BE CLEANSED!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club will be staging a historical walking tour in the City of London during the afternoon of Monday 26th June, visiting some sites traditionally associated with the legend of King Arthur. Assemble outside the main entrance to St.Paul’s underground station at 15.00 hrs.

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In order to celebrate Rhodes and Founders Day this year the Springbok Club will be staging a special buffet meeting at which the guest speaker will be a prominent ex-Rhodesia who was heavily involved in sanctions-busting operations during the UDI era. This event has provisionally been set for the afternoon of Saturday 29th July in the central London area, and more precise details will of course be given in next month’s SCN.

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The Springbok Club is planning a trip to visit the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands during August. Detailed below you will find more precise information about this trip, and we trust that you may be able to join us for this exciting event.

The basic details are as follows :-

ARNHEM TRIP 2017

1. Proposed date: Friday 11th August to Monday 14th August 2017

2. Tour length: Guided tour begins 09:15 Saturday, finishes 17:00 Sunday. Those wishing to return home on Sunday evening are free to depart at their leisure.

3. Hotel: Hotel Van der Valk, Arnhem: www.hotelarnhem.nl/en

4. Please note that Comfort rooms are suitable for sharing; the pictures give the appearance of double beds, but they are in fact separate, twin beds.

5. Travel from East Anglia from Harwich to Hook of Holland ferry Depart 09.00, arrive 17.15 Dutch time (UK+1). Arrive at hotel at approximately 19.00 (84 miles from Hook). Cabins, with beds, TV and en-suite shower room, can be booked (a single gives same facilities for less money): www.stenaline.co.uk

6. Travel from south-east England via Channel Tunnel or by Ferry

7. Return ferry sailing (Harwich): There is a choice of overnight sailing Sunday 13th August depart 22.00, arrive 06.30 Monday (cabin mandatory) or Monday 14th Aug, depart 14.15.

8. Meet Friday evening at hotel for drinks and dinner.

9. Party members will be responsible for their own hotel and ferry bookings (a "comfort room" is recommended) . The cost will be approximately 214 Euros for a 3-night stay.

10. A small charge of £4 per head will be made as a donation to the Royal British Legion for the wreath. Berets and medals will be worn, if applicable, at the wreath-laying ceremony on Saturday afternoon.

11. Briefing notes and maps will be supplied to all those confirming a booking.

12. Tour guide fees - nil (or a beer!)

We would ask everyone to confirm one way or the other whether they are interested in attending or not as soon as possible. If you would like to receive a full itinerary and the briefing notes in advance please do not hesitate to let us know, either by e-mailing: springbok@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

At a meeting held last month The Swinton Circle officially merged with New Britain (having earlier merged with The 343 Group) to form The Patriotic Forum.

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In order to celebrate the first anniversary of the glorious Brexit victory, The Patriotic Forum will be holding a special meeting later this month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Monday 26th June 2017

Time : 18.30 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

Venue : The GOLDEN FLEECE (the downstairs Cellar Bar), 8/9 Queen Street, City of London EC4N 1SP (nearest tube stations: Bank, St.Paul’s and Mansion House)

Guest Speaker: Mr. GARY CARTWRIGHT

Gary Cartwright has been heavily involved in the EuroSceptic movement for many years. In 2004 he was employed by Nigel Farage to work with the Independence & Democracy Group in the European Parliament, this being the political group that took the lead in the successful campaign against the proposed European Constitution in France in 2005. Subsequently he worked with various non-attached EuroSceptic British MEPs, leaving the European Parliament after the 2014 elections. Gary co-authored, along with Nikki Sinclaire, the petition calling for a referendum on our continued membership of the EU, which was presented to Downing Street in 2011, and the rest is history. It has been a chequered political journey, involving Russian spies, several punch-ups, and the odd court case. He also found time to publish a book, ‘Putin's Legacy'. Gary is the proud holder of two European Parliamentary records: the longest lunch-break (11 hours), and the most times thrown off the Parliament’s elementary French language course (5 times). He is not sure what he did wrong, he couldn’t understand what they were saying.

In his talk he will tell how the European Parliament is a strange place indeed, almost akin to a parallel universe. It is difficult to draw comparisons with any other political institutions known to man. It is, however, a surprisingly friendly place to work as a staff member, and particularly fascinating for one who has a great love of comedy. The EU, however, was always doomed to failure for the simple fact that the foundations were built around the wrong political model. Along the road to Brexit, valuable lessons were learned from the 2005 referenda on the proposed constitution in France and the Netherlands. The reaction of the political elite revealed the true face of the European Union, and provided us with evidence to support our criticisms of the democratic integrity of the EU. UKIP’s commitment to a referendum, however, was always questionable, and certain events that unfolded from 2010 onwards were to prove highly disturbing. Since June 23rd 2016 the attitude within the EU institutions towards Britain, and the British, has turned nasty. Even the British apparatchiks have turned against their own as they see their gravy train heading towards the sidings. As we now enter the negotiation phase of Brexit, the atmosphere has become positively malevolent.

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Plans are afoot to launch a successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which will support the new merged movement and which will be called The Imperial Patriot. All donations to assist in this new venture should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (If however you would prefer to make a donation via direct bank transfer please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you the bank account details.)

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MESSAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR ANIMALS

We have recently received the following harrowing but defiant report from the founder of the Network for Animals charity :-

“In South Africa dogs are playing a vital role in saving rhinos and elephants from brutal and prolonged deaths. Brave tracker dogs sniff out and chase down poachers who are seeking to kill rhinos for their horns and elephants for their tusks

“These are loving and friendly dogs who enjoy what they do and seem to know that their work saves lives.

“Poachers shoot rhinos and elephants and while they lie helpless and critically wounded, a man with a huge knife gouges the horns from their heads or their tusks from their faces. I have seen a baby rhino that had been brutally hacked almost to death because she tried to save her mother from poachers. I have been sickened by the thought of elephants crumpled in death while jubilant poachers dance in glee as they hack out their tusks.

“Dogs hold a special place in animal lovers’ hearts. We also know that if we don’t win the war against the rhino and elephant poachers, these majestic animals will very soon be wiped out forever.

“Network for Animals has adopted a seven dog anti-poaching unit in South Africa’s Kruger Park. I am so proud of our dogs. Each day our super-dog team and the brave men who work with them hunt down poachers in the huge nature reserve, which is larger than the country of Wales. Some dogs are best at sniffing out poacher’s guns and others rhino horns and elephant tusks.

“The Kruger Park dogs are making an enormous difference in the war against poaching and make no mistake this is a war; in 2015, 1175 rhinos were killed in South Africa and the onslaught increased in 2016. Our team is out there fighting the good fight for dogs, rhinos and elephants.

“I have promised food and veterinary care for a team of seven super-dogs who are fighting to save rhinos and elephants in a war we must win if these animals are to survive. I can only make this promise because I know my supporters, wonderful people, will never let the animals down.”

Network for Animals can be contacted in this regard at: https://networkforanimals.org/newsletter-page/brian-davies-nfas-founder-takes-on-elephant-and-rhino-poaching/?nid=5638151dd115483e36074f8e95bfd904&uid=67f27c064dcb0f9bfcc410007d136132

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BRITISH LIONESSES

For several years our movement has advocated and campaigned for British Lions-type teams to compete in all sports, and not just in Rugby Union, rather than the various component parts of the British Isles competing separately. It has therefore been a great joy to learn that plans are now afoot to initiate Women’s Rugby Union “British Lionesses” tours abroad in the same style as the long-established Men’s teams – and that furthermore discussions are taking place to merge British sides for future international Rugby Union Sevens competitions. We therefore congratulate the British Rugby Union authorities upon these most praiseworthy developments, and hope that it won’t be too long before other sports copy this initiative – particularly in Soccer!

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ANGLO-BOER WAR REMEMBRANCE COMMEMORATIONS IN AUSTRALIA

It has been with great admiration that we learnt that commemorations in remembrance of all those who fought and died (on both sides) during the Anglo-Boer Wars have again been held in Tasmania, Australia, this year. Two such commemorations took place earlier this month, one at Hobart and the other at Launceston. Both Australians and South Africans participated in these events, including one ex-South African soldier who laid a wreath specifically in memory of all those who sadly died in the detention camps. We applaud Mr. Reg Watson of the Anglo-Saxon-Keltic Society for his initiative in orchestrating these estimable remembrance commemorations.

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

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BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, 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 BSAP 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.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction. www.trishjaxon.com

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"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: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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“THE LUCKY BEAN TREE” by S.J.Russon

“The Lucky Bean Tree” is a story of ‘trading places’; of how the Whites, once the dominant race are now chauffeuring the Blacks, and of how the African maids have themselves become ‘madams’. Good for some, worse for others, but certainly bad for Stella. How will she cope? Will a ditzy blonde, who hasn’t lifted a finger in 19 years, manage to support an ever growing household? Not only must Stella haggle with street vendors for sugar and rice but there’s the never ending gin demand. In the big bad world of Premier Mpofu prostitutes demand payment in diesel. So it’s either ‘in bed with the regime’, or it’s imprisonment and ruinous fines, (million dollar notes have been introduced to beat 230 million % inflation). The Re-development Programme (R.D.P.) has been renamed ‘the Revenge of the Dark Persons’ because nothing is re-developed. But the worst thing about the tyranny is the way it renders the crazy, commonplace. Mozepweans have grown so used to the violence that they have forfeited the ability to become shocked. It’s just normal living.

“The Lucky Bean Tree” is on Amazon Kindle UK as an e-book. The cost is $2.99 or the equivalent in £s.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.223 – Mnr. PIERRE ROSSOUW of Johannesburg.

Pierre Rossouw was a friendly and affable active member of patriotic circles on the Rand during the 1980s, being a keen supporter of the HNP. He did however have a great fear of “big dippers” – as was once illustrated at the Rand Show! It would be very interesting to learn what has happened to him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Although we’ve had some issues with The Bruges Group over the years, we must however congratulate them on an excellent analysis of why the Republic of Ireland should leave the EU which they have recently sent us. The web-site in question, which certainly deserves wider circulation, can be accessed at :-

http://www.brugesgroup.com/blog/why-brexit-should-be-accompanied-by-irexit-ireland-exit

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

RANCID PORKY

Sir,

My eye was caught by your item about John Hiddleston [May 2017 SCN – Ed.], and this brought back interesting memories from about 35 years ago.

I worked for SAP Special Branch at the time, and we were tipped off by RUC contacts (who we enjoyed friendly though unofficial links with) that he was an asset of MI6, and had been sent to South Africa to infiltrate and investigate the group who had offered a financial reward to anyone who could assassinate Joshua Nkomo. We kept tabs on Hiddleston almost from the moment that he first set foot on South African soil, but it soon became obvious that he wasn’t a very good agent for MI6 to use. He regularly associated with prostitutes, and made one girl (not a prostitute) pregnant, something which ended in an abortion. He also gained a criminal conviction for charging to see a movie on a Sunday (then a criminal offence), though we also learnt from the RUC that he had previously had a criminal conviction in Northern Ireland for stealing someone’s boat. As you know, he never held down any regular job in South Africa, yet regularly managed to travel between the UK and South Africa, but he also managed to alienate the right-wing circles which he had infiltrated and presumably was meant to spy on. He returned to the UK for the final time just before the ANC came to power, apparently when he was of no further use to MI6. Never knew what happened to him after that before reading your article.

By the way, how did he obtain the nickname of “Porky”?

Yours etc.,

“Z.Carr”, Durban, Natal, South Africa.

[ Hiddleston obtained the nickname of “Porky” following a schoolboy howler when he asserted during a school quiz that mint sauce should be served with pork! Schoolboys being schoolboys his classmates evidently wouldn’t let him live this howler down, and the nickname stuck. – Ed.]

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RIGHT VISION

Sir,

Enoch Powell said in 1968 that our immigration policies amounted to "building our own funeral pyre." His disciple Harvey Procter warned of a potential Islamic fifth column in Britain. May I suggest that the aforementioned gentlemen both deserve an apology?

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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ANIMAL FARM

Sir,

What strikes me is that the townships are referred to as “informal settlements”. Where else in a developed country do people simply squat where they want? - and millions of them? Does it happen in Britain or the US, the two countries whose governments most pressured South Africa into accepting the ANC’s “democracy”?

People steal animals and then sell them at the side of the road! They also sell wildlife there as well. They have no love for animals, except in rare circumstances. The people at the Animal Rescue Organisation are the real heroes of South Africa. I couldn’t do their jobs.

Many of the animal horror stories are not reported. To whom? The police usually don’t give a jot about animals. They are simply there to be used or to make a profit from.

The Chinese are stealing and poaching our wildlife with the connivance of our ”authorities”. The Chinese steal tons of abalone. They are caught occasionally but are given light fines or sentences and get out of jail by bribing. Real third world stuff! This NEVER happened under a White government.

If a case docket is opened at the police station, the criminals sometimes pay a prosecutor’s staff member to make it disappear. A few years ago hundreds of police case dockets were found in a court officials garage. She had been paid to make them ”disappear”. The story goes on and on.

Now the national lottery which was created to help charities has cut off animal funding. There are lots of fingers in that cookie jar. It’s terrible living with these types. One is assailed with this sort of thing every day.

We are having upheavals here as our “president” is trying to take over the state’s finances. He has already ordered a custom-outfitted Boeing costing R1.4 billion while his people don’t have enough to eat. He’s nothing more or nothing less than the third world aberrations we find north of our borders. And de Klerk gave this country to them!

Yours etc.,

G.G.R., Transvaal, South Africa.

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ROGUES GALLERY

In last month’s edition we revealed the history and some of the renewed problems which we had received from a certain trouble-maker named Mark “Chi-Chi” Cotterill. We have subsequently heard from our friends at the Zimbabwe-Rhodesia Relief Fund that they have also recently experienced severe problems from this wretched individual. By all accounts his so-called “Heritage and Destiny” web-site had “advertised” the recent ZRRF meeting of 3rd May without any authorisation, and had claimed that the meeting was simply termed a “Rhodesia Group Meeting” with the aim to "Protect The British-European Rhodesian Community in Mugabe's Zimbabwe", rather than stating that it was being staged by the ZRRF with the aim of supporting everyone in that beleaguered land who were suffering under ZANU-PF tyranny. An official of the ZRRF subsequently wrote to one of our leading supporters in which he stated inter alia :-

“… the notice …. was actually taken from the far-right website Heritage & Destiny. This organization had absolutely no right to advertise this event and was advised to remove the notice as soon as we discovered the listing.

“The Fund unreservedly condemns the reported vile political ideology propounded which is understood by Heritage & Destiny and utterly repudiates any association with it whatsoever. We are a Christian humanitarian charity dedicated to helping all victims of injustice, whether they be African or European.”

Just what is wrong with this Cotterill character we therefore wonder? – for as we’ve stated in the past he seems to make unnecessary enemies wherever he goes. Hopefully somehow his disruptive antics will be put a stop to by one means or another before too long.

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OBITUARY

WILLIAM CONNELL “BILL” WALKER O.B.E.

It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of William Connell “Bill” Walker, the Conservative and Unionist MP for Perth and East Perthshire (later expanded to become North Tayside) from 1979 until 1997.

Bill Walker was born at Dundee in 1929 into relatively humble origins, but he eventually became a highly successful self-made man. After elementary schooling and a number of lowly jobs he completed his National Service in the RAF, a period of his life which he enjoyed tremendously. He specialized in gliding whilst serving in the RAF, and continued as a gliding instructor following his period of National Service, and retained his connection to the RAF Voluntary Reserve for the rest of his life. At the same time he embarked upon his greatly successful business career, which involved both the furniture retail trade in the Birmingham area and television production work, where he often appeared on the screen presenting his own programmes.

Politically he was a lifelong Conservative, and after an unsuccessful attempt to win Dundee East in 1974 was selected as the Conservative and Unionist candidate for the old Perth and East Perthshire constituency at the 1979 General Election, where he defeated the sitting SNP candidate easily. Having read the Treaty of Rome in full he realized that the EU (or the Common Market as it was then known) was far more than just an economic union, but was rather a political project aimed at creating a united federal Europe. He thus became an early and forthright EuroSceptic, who campaigned fearlessly for British withdrawal from the EU. Believing firmly in the free market entrepreneurial spirit and individual initiative he became a natural Thatcherite, and was also an uncompromising Unionist, both in the Scottish and Ulster contexts.

Bill Walker also accepted the position as a patron of the Powellite (but now sadly defunct) magazine Right Now! being one of few Conservative MPs to be prepared to do so, and attracting the odium of the left-wing of the Party for so doing. This was a brave move, and confirmed the true patriotic calibre of the man. He was also a man of strong moral conviction, who believed firmly in traditional family vales.

Bill Walker was the type man who used to dominate the Conservative and Unionist Party in Scotland, and made it such a strong force there. If the Party is fully to re-establish its ascendancy there then new leaders with the same attributes must arise there to replace the current unsatisfactory leadership. Our sincere condolences are extended to Bill Walker’s widow Mavis, his three daughters and his grandchildren.

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Monday, 15 May 2017

May 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

May 2017 edition

Alas the recent election results in the Netherlands and France showed that continental Europe hasn’t quite caught up with the Western patriotic revolution which took place in most English-speaking Western nations last year.

Although the results in both countries did not live up to hopes and expectations, looked at objectively they were even so quite encouraging in both places. In the Netherlands the staunchly anti-EU and anti-terrorism Party for Freedom (PVV) increased their percentage vote to 13.1% and their number of seats to 20 – an increase of 5. It must be remembered in this regard that Dutch voting patterns tend to be very traditional and special-interest based. Significantly, though, the governing secular conservative People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) had to tack considerably towards patriotic sentiments in order to withstand the PVV challenge, and although they lost 8 seats still managed to consolidate power with 33 seats. The three sectarian Christian conservative parties all polled strong enough to enable the VVD to form a working coalition with them, and in addition the estimable Party for Animals (PvdD) and the pensioners’ 50 Plus party both increased their support by 3 and 2 to 5 and 4 seats respectively. The big losers however were the two tradition parties of the Left, Labour and the Socialists, who saw their support haemorrhaging away to fringe “here-today-gone-tomorrow” immigrant-orientated Leftist parties.

In France the result of the Presidential Election was far more stark however. Marine le Pen, the candidate of the patriotic anti-EU Front National (FN), came second in the first round of voting with 21.3% of the vote – a significant increase from the 16.86% and 10.44% won by her father in 2002 and 2007 respectively, and even in comparison to the 17.9% which she herself won in 2012. An even more important comparison lies with the second round of voting however. On the only other occasion when the FN reached the second round, in 2002, they weren’t even able to increase their share of the vote by 1% (rising only from 16.86% to 17.80%), whereas this year Marine le Pen increased her share exponentially from 21.23% to 33.90%. This shows that she has successfully managed to de-toxify the party from its negative image of her father’s day and thereby was acceptable to a significant number of voters to whom she wasn’t their first choice.

With these two continental European elections out of the way all attention now therefore returns to the UK, where an epoch-marking General Election will be held on June 8th. Contrary to the predictions of the EU-sycophants, support for Brexit has undoubtedly increased greatly since last year’s referendum, as “Project Fear” has clearly been shown to be a lie. At the time of writing, with UKIP alas embroiled in internal turmoil, the increasingly anti-EU Conservative Party of Theresa May looks set to win a landslide victory. Furthermore, by its lunatic decision to elect the demented Marxist Jeremy Corbyn as leader the British Labour Party seems destined to follow its Dutch and French counterparts into oblivion. Unlike in the Netherlands and France it is not the pro-EU centrist Liberal Democrat Party which looks like gaining the benefit however, but rather even more consolidation of Conservative power.

This predicted British general election outcome will undoubtedly prove an even more dramatic hammer-blow against the German plans for European Union and the flooding of the continent with Third World migrants than even last year’s Brexit Referendum. It is only to be hoped that this time this example from Britain will encourage other European nation-states to have full confidence in their own abilities to breakaway from the German-EU yoke!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

At the end of last month the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club staged a memorable excursion to the Medway Towns. The day started on a rather solemn note with a visit to the Woodlands Cemetery in Gillingham in order to pay respects at the grave of Lieutenant Commander Eugene Kingsmill Esmonde, VC, DSO. Lt.Cmdr. Esmonde had been buried exactly 75 years ago to the day after having been killed whilst winning the VC in resisting an earlier attempt to impose German hegemony over the continent.. At his grave Mr.Gary Vincent recited the following poem which he had specially composed for the occasion :-

TRIBUTE 75 YEARS TO THE DAY

If you are a Naval Historian like me
Many heros, that’s a wonderful possibility
To be there 75 years to the day
A Victoria Cross winner - done in the Esmonde family way
Where I travelled to be here that’s very rare
A strong coincidence synchronicity fair
To stand at the grave and recite this
My tribute that I just could not miss
You see we were left with the history you made
While you carried on your own and did not fade
Your spirit continued to much greater things
Bravest of the brave, you always had wings
The King decorated you DSO on that fateful day before
The first Royal Navy officer VC to be buried in the Second World War
My memory goes back to that black/white Pathé news bit
Of your Woodlands Cemetery salute indelible isn’t it
Buried in a grave, not lost at sea
Your mortal remains here, not Drominagh, County Tipperary
Returned from the Straits, to the Medway and Kentish soil,
Where you flew from Manston Fleet Air Arm with men so loyal
I say this in honour without saying more
Lt.Commander Eugene Kingsmill Esmonde VC, DSO, RN – I say it in awe.

Following this more serious side of the day’s activities, the Springbok Club party then journeyed on to Rochester in order to partake in the festivities of the traditional annual Rochester Sweeps Festival.

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The Springbok Club is planning an informal event to celebrate Empire Day and Bermuda Day in London on Wednesday 24th May in conjunction with New Britain/The Swinton Circle. Members and supporters will be notified of the details once arrangements have been finalized, but if keen to attend please e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk.

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Later during the year the Springbok Club will be staging several most interesting activities, including a meeting to be addressed by a famous wildlife conservationist, two further events featuring prominent personalities from Rhodesia’s UDI years, and a special meeting where the guest speaker will be an eminent visiting South African. Two events for later during the year have also been arranged, firstly a trip to the WWII battlefield at Arnhem in the Netherlands over the weekend of 11th/13th August, and secondly the organisation’s participation in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk on Sunday 10th September. As it is important to finalise accommodation arrangements etc. for these two events as soon as possible we would therefore ask all supporters who are keen to attend – even if only tentatively - to let us know either by e-mailing: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430 as soon as they can.

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NEW BRITAIN/SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

As announced in last month’s SCN, the calling of the General Election has forced an even further delay in the official merger meeting between New Britain and the Swinton Circle, which therefore now won’t take place until late June.

In the meantime plans are afoot to launch a successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile which will support the new merged movement and which will be called The Imperial Patriot. All donations to assist in this new venture should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (If however you would prefer to make a donation via direct bank transfer please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you the bank account details.)

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REPORT FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE TRUST

We have recently received the following important report from the SanWild Wildlife Trust, and hope that supporters will be able to assist them as a result :-

“We are in the final stretch to reach our target to ensure that Nellie, a pregnant rhino poaching survivor suffering from PTSD, can be relocated to a specialist and a intensive rhino protection zone where she can give birth to her calf and raise it in the wild while being afforded 24 hours’ protection.

“This week the international community was outraged and horrified when rhino poachers executed a brutal attack on a South African rhino orphanage in KwaZulu-Natal. Two rhino calves, both poaching survivors that arrived at the centre near death, were shot and savagely attacked. The one little calf died instantly, but the other little one had it small horns hacked off while still alive and had to be put down due to severe injuries the next morning. The two little calves’ care-givers were assaulted quite badly.

“While many people expressed their shock and horror, the incident (the third on a Rhino Orphanage in South Africa) proved that the brazen attacks and arrogance of rhino poaching gangs were becoming more brutal and that the South African government continued to fail rhinos, our people, and international visitors. It also clearly illustrated that the hand rearing, rehabilitation, and subsequent release of rhinos can only be done successfully in areas with maximum security.

“In a wonderful and extraordinary show of love, understanding and support individuals continue to support the Save Nellie Campaign. However, time is running out and it is now critical that we step up our efforts to ensure that Nellie can reach an intensive protection zone as quickly as possible.

“We have raised the initial US$30 000 to pay her owner, but we are still short of US$8 464.00 to pay for the capture, translocation, insurance, habitat suitability report and short and long term veterinary fees.

“A new requirement from the conservation departments to obtain permits to capture and relocate rhinos is a habitat suitability report that costs US$3500 to complete. This field study, that is done by an environmental consultant that visits the Intensive Protection Zone to identify grass and plant species, looks at the number of other animal species in the reserves and determines what we call ‘carrying capacity’. This report is essential to determine if reserves have a suitable habitat for rhinos, is adequately fenced and to determine how many rhinos can live on a property in a free ranging situation taking into consideration territorial and feeding needs.

“Nellie’s strange behaviour and obvious stress that is not normal. The behaviour of other rhinos towards her could be the result of the impact (pain, infection etc.) of the gunshot wounds she sustained when a poaching attack on another farm survived. There will most definitely also be other stress related conditions such as gastric ulceration, loss of weight, gastric intestinal disturbance and so forth. If these conditions are not remedied a.s.a.p. they could become fatal and result in the loss of her calf. A poor physical condition can also result in a miscarriage or the birth of a weakened and compromised calf. We have, for these very reasons, requested a scan to determine how far along her pregnancy is and to establish that all is well with both mother and baby when she is darted for relocation. “

If you have any questions, need any clarification or more information please do not hesitate to contact SanWild directly by email on louise@sanwild.org The SanWild web-site can be accessed at: www.sanwild.org

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THE 2023 RUGBY WORLD CUP

In last month’s SCN we reported on how Durban had been removed from hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games by the Commonwealth Games Federation because the city’s woeful plans and preparations had been shown to be nowhere near adequate to stage such an important global sporting event. It has therefore been with extreme astonishment that it has subsequently been reported that the “new” South Africa has been re-instated as a potential host nation to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

The “new” South Africa had earlier been removed from the candidate’s list because the ANC government had refused to allow any of its sporting bodies to bid for the hosting of international competitions when the composition of their participants was considered “too White”. Rugby Union of course originally fell into this arbitrary classification of the ANC – but has now apparently been removed from their “banned” list, presumably because they “smelt” the possibility of more overseas cash coming into their “gravy train” coffers.

World Rugby must however now take heed of the findings of the Commonwealth Games Federation and remove the South African candidature to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup themselves. The “new” South Africa is a third world “basket-case” totally incapable of staging such a massive tournament – and after all who can forget the disgusting incidents of 1995 when the competition was previously held in the country when several members of the New Zealand team were deliberately poisoned prior to the final. Ireland and France are the other two candidate countries bidding to stage the 2023 tournament, and both are more than capable of hosting a successful first world event. Whichever is successful we wish them well.

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GIBRALTAR – MY ROCK

A member of the Springbok Club has recently informed us about an excellent YouTube video entitled “Gibraltar – My Rock”, which tells the story of the struggle by the people of Gibraltar to maintain their freedom and British identity over the past fifty years. Of special interest to supporters will be the appearance of the late and great Solomon “Momy” Levy (see Obituary in the March 2017 SCN), and for South African viewers in particular the evil Peter Hain (together with the wretched Jack Straw) being booed and spat upon. This video can be accessed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKM_mpVZ344

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ZIMBABWE-RHODESIA RELIEF FUND MEETING

A supporter who attended a recent meeting staged by the renowned Zimbabwe-Rhodesia Relief Fund has forwarded us the following most informative and encouraging report about this event :-

“On 3rd May there was a meeting of the ZRRF at the East India Club in St James's Square. This was a re-arranged venue as the original venue, the House of Commons, was no longer available due the forthcoming general election. In addition to those present there were apologies and donations from many friends and supporters who could not attend.

”The Fund is endeavouring to help a school for the blind in Zimbabwe which is sorely in need of water supply and repairs. This is entirely in keeping with the aims of the Fund which is to aid those Christians in Zimbabwe - of whatever race - who have fallen on hard times and need assistance.

”Professor Ivan Reid was the guest speaker and delivered a most interesting presentation on further education in the old Nyasaland, now Malawi, which apparently is now the fourth poorest nation in the world.

”Despite the change of venue and the timing, from an evening to an afternoon event, it was a success and enjoyed by all who attended.”

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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

Please use the search request form at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

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BOOK OFFERS

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"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: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@iafrica.com for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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“THE LUCKY BEAN TREE” by S.J.Russon

“The Lucky Bean Tree” is a story of ‘trading places’; of how the Whites, once the dominant race are now chauffeuring the Blacks, and of how the African maids have themselves become ‘madams’. Good for some, worse for others, but certainly bad for Stella. How will she cope? Will a ditzy blonde, who hasn’t lifted a finger in 19 years, manage to support an ever growing household? Not only must Stella haggle with street vendors for sugar and rice but there’s the never ending gin demand. In the big bad world of Premier Mpofu prostitutes demand payment in diesel. So it’s either ‘in bed with the regime’, or it’s imprisonment and ruinous fines, (million dollar notes have been introduced to beat 230 million % inflation). The Re-development Programme (R.D.P.) has been renamed ‘the Revenge of the Dark Persons’ because nothing is re-developed. But the worst thing about the tyranny is the way it renders the crazy, commonplace. Mozepweans have grown so used to the violence that they have forfeited the ability to become shocked. It’s just normal living.

“The Lucky Bean Tree” is on Amazon Kindle UK as an e-book. The cost is $2.99 or the equivalent in £s.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.222 – Mrs. PAM ROGERS of Durban.

Pam Rogers worked as a rep’ in the micro-computer industry in Durbam during the 1980s. Then a young mother, she was a charming, cheerful, and unassuming woman who was popular wherever she went – in short she was the type of decent person who made South Africa such an attractive and wonderful country during the era of civilized rule. It would be very interesting to learn what became of her and her family.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

A short YouTube video exists featuring Pathé news footage of the funeral of Lt.Cmdr. Eugene Esmonde VC, DSO, whose grave was visited by a Springbok Club party on the 75th anniversary of his burial last month in order to pay their respects. This YouTube video can be accessed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sm6udViiYbE

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

FRIENDS TODAY, FRIENDS FOREVER

Sir,

We would like to thank you for sending us your Springbok Cyber Newsletter and I hope that we will receive further editions.

· I find it impressive that you commemorated Clive Derby-Lewis during your AGM. He never was a killer, how could he be, when he was hundreds of kilometers away from the scene of the crime.

· We are still looking for a peaceful means to solving the problems we are having in South Africa, but must say you are quite right that this is at the moment not possible. We need international help and intervention to find the right and peaceful solution.

· As you say, we were at a time excluded from all sport bodies and there is the question why is it not possible again? Especially in Soccer and all kind of sports which have quota systems in place. We were pleased from our side that we prevented Sexwale from becoming the new FIFA President.

· We are busy with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. We laid charges against South Africa and ICC is investigating our claims.

· We are working closely with the Boere-Afrikaner Volksraad together.

· Mr. Paul Kruger has just brought out a book “Settlement of the Boer-Afrikaner People’s claim to territorial self-determination: Inviting international intervention – Memorandum by the Volksraad to the international community” which he wrote and commissioned in co-operation with the Volksraad. For more information you may contact him at paul.kruger@vvk.co.za

· Now to us; who are we? As Past President of a local Chamber of Commerce and Industry I and a couple of friends undertook the task to inform the World about the real situation in South Africa. Our plans for the future are to activate groups worldwide to organise conferences, exhibitions and other media-related action, to show the world the racial and dictatorial state in which we live under the rule of the ANC Government.

· We have already good contacts to the US Senate, US House of Representatives, the White House, Bundestag und State parliaments of Germany, the Knesset, the UN in New York, the European Parliament as well as privately interested groups.

As I am reading your newsletter I believe that we could work good together to obtain the freedom we be looking for and look forward hearing from you again.

Yours etc.,

Helmut Heymanns, Brakpan, Transvaal, South Africa.

[ Since receiving this message the Springbok Club has begun to establish close links with this organization. – Ed.]

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ALL TWISTED UP

Sir,

I looked at 'The Death of Johannesburg' on YouTube and was in tears. I walked those streets, all up Twist Street and around Joubert Park, up to the Carlton Hotel and Centre. Truly shocking - but then again..........................

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.

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STORY OF AFRICA

Sir,

Corruption has become entrenched in South Africa, following the pattern of African states North of the Limpopo. Sure, there was corruption in government during the National Party era, but nowhere near as much as is now evident. I am not aware of any government minister who has been sacked or has resigned voluntarily following illegal behaviour, bad performance and/or maladministration. There are scores of government officials who have been suspended on full pay pending judicial process - some for several years. Few of those suspended have ever been charged in a court of law and punished.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

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ROGUES GALLERY

It has been with great surprise and incredulity that over recent months we have heard news about the re-appearance of two trouble-makers who caused our movement severe problems in the dim distant past, namely John Hiddleston and Mark Cotterill.

John *Porky” Hiddleston was appointed the initial editor of S.A.Patriot by the White Rhino Club founding committee when they launched the magazine in 1980. An Ulsterman by birth and upbringing, Hiddleston had only been in South Africa for a couple of months when he received this appointment, which only came about because nobody on the WRC committee was in a position to accept the post because of their personal situations, and Hiddleston had moved to South Africa with a good reputation as editor of The British Ulsterman. This however quickly proved to be a very bad appointment, for within two years Hiddleston disappeared from Durban where the magazine was based after withdrawing all the funds from the publication’s bank account, and even issuing a “bouncing” cheque to its printers! (It was subsequently discovered that he had left the UK with similar unpaid bills for the printing of The British Ulsterman!). Hiddleston subsequently moved between South Africa and the UK a couple of times, engaging in several “dirty tricks” campaigns against the patriotic movement in Durban along the way, which caused many to believe that he was actually working for an anti-South African security service. He disappeared from the scene during the late 1980s however, and wasn’t heard of again until the early 2000s when he mysteriously turned up again in Ulster politics, being the official candidate for the UUP in several elections for south Belfast seats (never being successful we hasten to add!). The UUP soon dropped him however, and then a couple of years ago we learnt that he had left the party and, by-passing the DUP (which wasn’t really surprising as he was an avowed atheist), had joined the allegedly “hardline” Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) party. Intriguingly he was presented by TUV as their candidate for the South Belfast constituency in this year’s Northern Ireland Assembly elections – though he only attracted a derisory 703 first preference votes (being eliminated at the third count!). Happily therefore the Loyalist electors of South Belfast seem to have been able to detect a “Disloyal Loyalist” when they smelt one!

Mark “Chi-Chi” Cotterill first made contact with us when we were forced to re-locate to the UK in 1990, and professed to be a fellow patriotic conservative. A seemingly affable and friendly character with boundless energy, we initially forged strong links with him and the embryonic Patriotic Forum organisation which he had founded in Devon, apparently named in honour of our own organisational wing when we were based in Durban. We were however warned from several sources to be very wary of Cotterill, not only because of his alleged Chinese ancestry (he certainly bore a strong Oriental appearance) but more particularly because he was allegedly a closet neo-fascist, rather than being a patriotic conservative as he claimed. This warning soon proved to be well-founder however, for after “inviting himself along” to a reunion held by the famous 1976 Rhodesia Tour party in north Devon during 1993 he childishly set about wrecking and sabotaging the whole event with the aid of a village-idiot-type friend, purely because - as it subsequently transpired - he had taken exception to the fact that one of our number had written an article some half-dozen years previously for someone who he had subsequently fallen out with! It turned out however that Cotterill collected enemies like other people collect postage stamps. He had libellously smeared a patriotic activist from south Devon in print after having been politely criticised by him, and as a result had had his flat trashed-up and was himself badly beaten up. He then somehow managed to flee to the United States, where he openly exposed himself as being a neo-fascist (and indeed an overtly anti-Semitic) extremist and attached himself to the “off the edge” far-Right there. After a while however – surprise, surprise – he fell out with everyone he came into contact with there, with someone evidently “shopping” him to the authorities for being in the country illegally, and was thus deported. Back in the UK he located himself in Lancashire where he tried to found his own two-men-and-a-dog party which he bizarrely called “England’s First Party”. Incredibly both he and a running mate were elected to Blackburn Council under this label, but after discovering that being a councillor involved responsibilities as well as glory he resigned his seat within 12 months of being elected! It also soon became apparent that – surprise, surprise – he had fallen out with his other “England’s First” councillor, who then went on to sit on Council representing a local residents association. This we thought would be the last that we would ever hear of the wretched Cotterill, but a few months ago we learnt that he had founded his own obscure publication which he was calling Heritage and Destiny. Now Heritage and Destiny was the name of a widely-praised conservative cultural magazine founded by the highly-respected patriotic activist Richard Lawson during the early 1980s, which we ourselves marketed through Patriotic Press in South Africa at the time. It would seem therefore that Cotterill is badly in breach of copyright in this regard, and investigations are continuing. Of greater concern, however, is the fact that we have been informed that Cottterill has run a couple of nasty smears against our movement in this broadsheet of his – in spite of the fact that it is now some 24 years since we last had any direct contact with him! Again investigations are continuing. One most dramatic incident which we have learnt about is that Cotterill has recently evidently been successfully sued for breach of copyright by another publication after printing unauthorised photographs and has been fined several thousands of Pounds as a result, and is now begging to his neo-fascist chums to pay for his stupid mistake. We would of course be very interested to learn more detailed information about this incident – and indeed about this hate-filled character’s more recent antics in general.

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