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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Monday, 24 April 2017

April 2017 Edition

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

April 2017 edition

It was surely a piece of the greatest irony that the day after the death of the SF/IRA terrorist leader Martin McGuinness on 21st March 2017 that there was an Islamic terror attack on Westminster Bridge. Rarely has the old maxim “Once you’ve paid the Danegeld you’ll never get rid of the Danes” been better illustrated!

McGuinness was of course the “Commander” of SF/IRA in Londonderry throughout the early years of “the troubles”, and by all accounts was a most vicious and sadistic “hands-on” terrorist – most of his victims of course being members of his own Roman Catholic community who opposed SF/IRA tactics. To be sure he “mellowed” during later life, but he NEVER apologised for all the pain and suffering which he caused, and he NEVER renounced the evil philosophy which underpinned SF/IRA terror – namely hate-filled Irish Nationalism. To term him a “statesman”, as sickly several commentators did following his death just because in later years he was no longer a “hands-on” terrorist, is therefore an obscenity of the highest order, and spits in the faces of all his SF/IRA terror victims.

But McGuinness hasn’t been the only evil terrorist leader from the second-half of the 20th century who has sickeningly been termed a “statesman” by the liberal chattering-classes. The vile South African terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela was also obscenely termed in this way after he was released from prison following his conviction for the most heinous terrorist offences, and then handed power by the sellout NP government. Like McGuinness, Mandela never apologised for all the pain and suffering which he caused to his innocent victims, nor did he ever renounce the evil philosophy underpinning ANC terror – hate-filled African (or perhaps more accurately Xhosa) nationalism. In Mandela’s case, however, he didn’t “mellow” during his later years, as some of the worst atrocities committed against the White farming community in South Africa occurred whilst he was in charge of the country.

Successive British governments (with the exception of Margaret Thatcher’s) from Harold Wilson’s onwards of course continually kow-towed to the SF/IRA terrorists – the reason for this clearly being pure cowardice. In the case of ANC terrorism it seemed as if all the governments of the entire Western world were intent upon acting as apologists for their evil atrocities however. The reason for this is far more difficult to fathom, but was probably because they wished to suck-up to other Third World governments in order to obtain illusionary economic advantages. No matter what their reasons were the result was obvious – the appeasement of one set of terrorists only gave the green-light to another set of terrorists. They were shown that terrorism pays!

It has of course been an old foe of Western Civilisation – expansionist Islam, now once again resurgent – which has been most encouraged by these examples of cowardice and appeasement towards both SF/IRA and ZANU-PF/ANC terrorism. It hasn’t taken many years for the more militant Islamic fundamentalists to realise that their centuries-old ambition of conquering and subjugating the entire planet can be far more easily achieved by continuous individual acts of terror rather than by their armed invasions of the past. By surrendering to hate-filled Irish republican nationalism and hate-filled African nationalism during the latter half of the 20th century it has been the even more insidious hate-filled Koranic theology which has taken advantage during subsequent years.

But all is not gloom and doom. Stronger ad more determined Western leaders such as Putin, Trump and May have suddenly emerged, and their ascendancy throughout the West has manifested itself by the complete change in the global zeitgeist during 2016. Already President Trump has shown bravery and decisiveness by taking firm military action against the evil Islamic terrorists’ dark heartlands in Syria and Afghanistan. There is suddenly hope for the West once again.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Unfortunately delays in co-ordinating plans for the Springbok Club’s planned trip to see the University Boat Races on the Thames meant that this excursion had to be postponed for another year. Members and supporters of the Springbok Club did however manage to enjoy watching the races on television screens!

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The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is organizing a trip to the Medway Towns on Sunday 30th April. The day will start 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, who won the VC whilst serving in the Fleet Air Arm during WWII. A short talk about the life and naval career of Lt.Comm.Esmonde will then be recounted. After this visit the Springbok Club party will proceed to Rochester in order to enjoy events in the annual Rochester Sweeps Festival. Assemble in the foyer of Gillingham Railway Station at approximately 12.00 noon, or if you only wish to attend the Rochester Sweeps Festival meet-up in the vicinity of the King’s Head (half-way along Rochester High Street) at approximately 14.30 hrs. For more details about both these events beforehand please e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk, or to co-ordinate rendezvous arrangements on the day ‘phone: 07711188430.

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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, three 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 more long-term events for 2017 have also already 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. We ask all supporters therefore to diarise both of these events, and to let us know if they are keen to attend by either e-mailing: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430.

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NEW BRITAIN/SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

Continuing failure to make contact with either Mr. Patrick O’Dwyer or with his sister Ms. Lorraine O’Dwyer/Easter concerning arrangements to finalise the formal merger between New Britain and the Swinton Circle have meant that officials of the Swinton Circle have decided to proceed with the merger between the two organization (which was agreed by Mr. Dennis Delderfield shortly before he died) unilaterally. The surprise calling of a General Election has furthermore meant that the planned merger-meeting to be addressed by a leading MEP who was closely involved in the “Vote Leave” campaign has had to be postponed until the early summer. The organisation is however planning an event to celebrate Empire Day and Bermuda Day on or around 24th May, and more details about this will be given in next month’s edition of the SCN.

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REPORT FROM THE KAROO DONKEY SANCTUARY

A supporter still trapped in the “new” South Africa has recently sent us a most harrowing, albeit very uplifting, report about the efforts of the Karoo Donkey Sanctuary in rescuing and protecting donkeys and horses from suffering and cruel slaughter throughout the Cape Province. Inter alia this report contains the following revelations :-

“Mothers and foals re-united after a horror experience are now living a fantastic life of freedom and safety at the magical Karoo Donkey Sanctuary.

“Members of the Karoo Donkey Sanctuary in Prince Albert and the Animal Rescue Organisation in Schaapkraal Road, Ottery, Cape Town became aware of a nightmare situation brewing in Hartzwater in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Following an NSPCA report of illegal donkey slaughter for the Chinese medicine trade (similar to the Rhino Horn and Lion bone trade), the KDS team decided to attend the auction to find out more. In the meantime, ARO in Cape Town sent out an appeal for help and our ARO Champions responded. Over R250,000 was raised and used to buy and save some of the donkeys up for auction. Well done to you all and thank you so much. This massive collaborative rescue mission has brought the truth of donkey slaughter in South Africe into the open.

“Sadly though, not all donkeys could be saved. The demand for donkey skins in China is due to production of EJIAO, a substance which is created when donkey skins are soaked and boiled. Skins can fetch thousands of Rands and have become hot property, resulting in widespread theft, horrific ‘back yard’ slaughter practices and general cruelty of an outrageous nature. Reports of live skinnings and donkey bludgeoning have surfaced. It is a shameful tragedy that South Africa has not already banned this horrific trade.

“Please see the NSPCA FaceBook page for news on the donkey crisis in South Africa and Karoo Donkey Sanctuary on FaceBook for more information and updates including all the ‘afte’" pictures ~ may these rescued few be a symbol of hope for those who do not make it while generating awareness and support for the banning of this dreadful trade. The Animal Rescue Organisation has offered to shelter some of the donkeys in Cape Town (from the Karoo Donkey Sanctuary) to help re-home them to loving new homes “

The Karoo Donkey Sanctuary’s web-site can be accessed at: http://karoodonkeysanctuary.org.za

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2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES SAVED FROM DISASTER

On 13th March 2017 the Commonwealth Games Federation announced that it was stripping Durban of its rights to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Durban had originally been awarded these Games following the withdrawal of the only other competing city in the race, Edmonton in Canada, because of a downturn in the Canadian economy under the Trudeau Government. It soon became apparent, however, that the Durban bid contained neither the necessary financial backing nor the organisational planning to stage the Games adequately, and so the Commonwealth Games Federation was therefore forced to act.

This development should come as no surprise whatsoever to sports fans around the world. The three previous major global sporting competitions held in the “new” South Africa – the Rugby World Cup of 1995, the Cricket World Cup of 2003 and the Soccer World Cup of 2010 – all proved to be disasters to one extent or another, with lower than expected crowds, lack of infrastructure facilities, assaults (in some cases even involving murders) against visiting players, officials and supporters – and of course in the case of the 1995 Rugby World Cup the notorious poisoning of New Zealand players prior to the final!

The Commonwealth Games Federation is therefore to be congratulated upon acting so early and decisively in order to prevent a further disaster – a move which must be applauded by all true sports fans and supporters of civilized standards of law and order alike. Already Liverpool and Birmingham in the UK, Toronto in Canada and several Australian cities have expressed an interest in taking over as hosts for the 2022 Games. All of these first-world cities will undoubtedly be able to stage a successful and captivating Games, and we wish whoever proves to be the eventual winners well.

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LETTER SENT TO THE SPEAKER

A long-standing supporter of our movement has recently sent us a copy of an excellent letter which he’s sent to the current Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow. It reads as follows :-

“Mr Speaker

“I am amazed at the numbers of people who are demonstrating against Trump’s ban on admitting immigrants from mainly Moslem countries. Apparently, you and all these people are in favour of allowing people into their country people who are adherents to an extreme religious sect which promotes and encourages:

· Thrashing women in public because they have had sexual relations with their loved ones before marriage.

· Stoning to death in public, women who have committed adultery.

· Calling for people to be murdered because they have apparently insulted their long dead leader, Muhammed.

· Condoning and encouraging marriages between adult men and young girls who are not yet teenagers.

· Strapping explosives to young girls of 13 and exploding them in public places.

· Treating women as chattels with virtually no rights.

· Practising female genital mutilation on young girls.

· Murdering groups of innocent people who have not committed any of the so called crimes listed above.

“You, like them have shown that you have twisted and strange mentalities and values. In particular, for you, as Speaker of the House of Commons, the prime law making institution of the United Kingdom, to advocate allowing Moslems into the country when they profess to set up their own laws and courts is a mind boggling example of crass stupidity. You have absolutely no right to be the speaker of the House of Commons or to profess to represent in any way the views of the vast majority of the UK population. An abject apology in public is the first thing you should do before resigning.”

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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.

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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 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.221 – Mr. WILLIE OTTO of Durban.

Willie Otto lived on the Bluff in Durban, and was a keen member of the Conservative Party of South Africa during the late 1980s. A most friendly person, he once expressed strong support for the work of the Patriotic Forum, but alas disappeared from the scene shortly after this, and was never heard of again. It would be very interesting to learn whatever happened to him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration – the statement by the then British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, the 1st Earl of Balfour, in support of the establishment of a national home for the global Jewish people in the Holy Land, then known as Palestine. It was a declaration which led to the ending of over 1800 years of statelessness for the Jewish people, and is therefore something which we must all be proud of. Special celebrations are being planned to mark this anniversary in November, and a special web-site has been set up for this purpose which can be accessed at :-

http://www.balfour100.org/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CLOWN’S OUTFIT

Sir,

I believe that the “phony outfit” which you referred to in the article “Remembering Nick Fourie” (March 2017 SCN – Ed.) was the AWB, commonly known as “Afrikaners Without Brains” in South Africa.

Your efforts to excuse Mr.Fourie, evidently a good friend of yours, for his stupidity in becoming involved with this ridiculous bunch of clowns is praiseworthy, but honestly, anybody foolish enough to be taken in by such a phony and laughable outfit does not deserve all the accolades which you’ve given him.

Yours etc.,

N.Olivier, Amanzimtoti, Natal, South Africa.

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WHITE MAGIC

Sir,

Your report about cruelty to animals in today’s South Africa is only the tip of the iceberg. You only have to know what these creatures did to the animals of the old Rhodesia who tried to defend their masters’ houses! The whole continent should sink beneath the waves and the world would be the better for it.

I wish the world would stop glorifying them. But the news is getting out, we are making sure of that. The real “icons” of this country are the Whites (always the Whites!) who work with animals from so-called poor areas. How they do it I don’t know. I haven’t got the emotional strength but I support five animal charities to the best of my ability.

When I see that Kardashian creature with a $4million ring on her finger, and then we hear of a woman here who hasn’t got enough money to replace her car engine, then I don’t know what life is all about!

I will have a chapter in my book about these real icons and about the circumstances under which they operate. No-one in the Western world knows what Whites confront here every day, in the land they created. These creatures here are the ones burn their fellow Africans alive in the street, and then dance around the burning victim, cheering! This was their “revolution”, and Mandela never uttered a peep of criticism or asked them to stop. And the world calls him an icon?? His wife Winnie said on the stage “with our boxes of matches and our tires, we will liberate this country” (referring to the necklace method where a tire is placed on the shoulders of the victim, filled with petrol and set alight), and Mandela said nothing about that either.

She’s just turned 80 and is being feted at dinners and receptions, after having had a face-lift (by a White doctor naturally!). What a crazy world! No wonder Europe doesn’t want them and everybody hates them. Just look at the USA after 350 years!

Yours etc.,

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

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ON THE MARK

Sir,

As a British Unionist, I believe in one system of law and local government throughout the UK. As a patriot, I was absolutely disgusted at the weakness of British governments' responses to the IRA, culminating in pardoning terrorists and an absurdly undemocratic Parliament in Northern Ireland. The correct policy was to smash the IRA and fully integrate Northern Ireland into the UK.

I am even more disgusted at the way our ex-servicemen are being hounded when terrorists were let off. We should declare full amnesty for them for anything they may have done in Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq or anywhere else. That they might have overstepped the mark in a combat situation while dealing with terrorists and thugs is irrelevant. They should answer to military discipline, not ‘politically correct’ army-hating lawyers.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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ROAD BACK TO RUIN

Sir,

As a point of interest, I was manager of a hotel/motel in Gwelo, Rhodesia in the early to mid 70s. One of our female employees didn't appear for work one morning. We were concerned for her as her brother worked for the BSAP. I was an interim member of the Rhodesian Front and my local member Desmond Lardner-Burke had just stepped down from his role as RF Member for Gwelo. But he was a regular visitor to our motel on a Sunday afternoon where he enjoyed a chat and some tea. As an Aussie, I always saw Desmond as a Pom in Rhodesian clothing. But he was anything but a Pom. He was Rhodesian through and through. He knew my sister was conservative and he never thought twice about telling me a few things about his country.

Getting back to the story, our female employee [Maria] was found days later, under a tree, and her face was bloodied terribly. After securing her emotions and with great difficulty Maria told us of Mugabe who personally removed her lips with pliers. Mugabe apparently was an active bush fighter when it suited him. He also had little regard for his soldiers and, as with Hani, Mugabe treated his ZANLA soldiers like garbage.

Mugabe hated Joshua Nkomo. Mugabe usually kept to the northern parts of Rhodesia, but on occasions his forces moved into typical Ndebele country until Mugabe lost patience with Nkomo, and with a regiment of North Korean soldiers, almost destroyed the Ndebele of Bulawayo and southern districts of Rhodesia.

No amount of surgery could make Maria's face human again. I lost track of her when I eventually left Rhodesia and headed back south to Jo’burg. When 1980 became the calendar date and Mugabe 'won' the election, I was already out of Africa and with disdain I watched southern Africa commit political suicide. It was only a short time later in 1985 when PW Botha spoke of the Rubicon; then we knew for sure there was no retreat from the chaos of what was surely to come.

Yours etc.,

Adrian Keefe, New South Wales, Australia.

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THE CURSE OF SWINTON

We have recently learnt that two of the main disruptive elements which helped wreck the disastrous Swinton Circle meeting of 31st July 2015 have met with their own severe problems. “What goes around, comes around” – as they say!

Firstly we have learnt that after having been found guilty of electoral fraud by submitting fraudulent nomination forms, Mr. Steve Uncles of the “splittist” so-called “English Democrats” (who gate-crashed the notorious meeting of 31st July 2015 completely uninvited, and then proceeded to disrupt the start of the meeting by shouting out insulting comments about the Union Flag) has now been sentenced to seven months imprisonment.

Secondly the “Liberty GB” organization, whose leader was initially invited to address this meeting, only for them then to repay this act of friendship by “inviting” along some two dozen most unwelcome and poisonous political extremists without any form of authority or prior notification, now seems to be disintegrating into personal feuds. As we reported previously, one of the main trouble-makers involved, a certain Jack Buckby, seems to have left the organisation in order to establish his own weirdly-named “Proud Boys” organization. Now comes news that the apparent 2-i-c in the organisation, Dr. (we are uncertain whether his doctorate is authentic or simply obtained from a “bucket-shop on-line college”) George Whale, who of course sarcastically “congratulated” us upon organising the disastrous meeting of 31st July 2015 after it had collapsed into chaos, has now apparently left the party in order to join the vile and obnoxious Islamo-fascist so-called “London Forum”.

In addition another rogue who caused severe problems for the Swinton Circle some years earlier, Mr.Allan Robertson, has apparently hit yet further trouble in his attempts to found a rival “London Swinton Circle”. Having advertised a string of unsavoury and cranky nonentities as “guest speakers” over recent months, he at last advertised that a decent high-profile guest speaker would be addressing his group in March – only for this meeting then to be abandoned at short notice. Although he claimed that this was because of the recent terrorist outrage on Westminster Bridge, our information is that there was far more involved in this abandonment than Robertson was prepared to admit. Significantly he subsequently announced that this meeting had been “cancelled”, rather than “postponed”.

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OBITUARY

GARY McDOUGALL

It was with great sadness that we recently learnt that Gary McDougall had died in South Africa last year. Gary McDougall was Rhodesian born and bred, and served with distinction in the Rhodesian SAS during the final years of the Bush War. He relocated first to South Africa and then to the UK after the fall of Rhodesia, and became an active and extremely popular stalwart of the Kent Branch of the Rhodesians Worldwide organisation. Alas, much against the advice of other branch members, his wife Bev persuaded him to return to South Africa a few years ago, a move which tragically proved to be fatal for him. He was apparently diagnosed with lung cancer shortly after arriving back in South Africa (he had been a heavy smoker), and although this would undoubtedly have been treatable in any first-world country if diagnosed early enough, under current South African conditions he sadly rapidly succumbed, in spite of being an otherwise very fit man only in his 50s. Our sincere condolences are extended to his widow Bev, and trust that she will somehow be able to relocate back to a safer land soon.

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

March 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

March 2017 edition

A most interesting article appeared in the Daily Telegraph of 23rd February entitled: “United States could become an ‘associate member’ of the Commonwealth”. This article can be found at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/23/donald-trumps-love-royal-family-may-see-united-states-join-commonwealth/

The idea of the Commonwealth having “Associate Members” was first floated at a Swinton Circle meeting of December 2012 when the suggestion was made that Hong Kong should be offered “Associate Membership” to help increase its autonomy whereas at the same time decreasing pressure from Communist China. This idea received widespread support, though it was pointed out that there was at that time no such thing as “Associate Membership” of the Commonwealth. This subsequent suggestion of initiating such “Associate Membership” for the United States is not only a good idea in itself therefore (as under recent GOP administrations, and under the current Trump administration in particular, relations with the UK and other brother English-speaking countries have improved exponentially), but could also help to increase the scope and relevance of he Commonwealth around the Globe – not only regarding Hong Kong but also towards other similar beleaguered territories with historic British connections.

The last New Britain campaign mounted by the late, great, Dennis Delderfield was to encourage the Republic of Ireland to join the Commonwealth. The Swinton Circle gave its full and enthusiastic support to this campaign, but unfortunately it didn’t receive any positive response from RoI officials (in spite of the fact that the former RoI president Mary Robinson had once advocated such a step). The idea of offering “Associate Membership” to the RoI might therefore be an ideal compromise that could be acceptable to even the most hardline elements in RoI society – after all the difficulties envisaged following Brexit if the RoI was to remain part of the EU could be offset by this alternative global grouping encompassing all of the British Isles.

Dennis Delderfield also advocated offering Commonwealth membership to Norway. This idea we however didn’t agree with, as Norway has never had any historic British connection (at least not in the last 950 years!), and indeed has its own distinct ethnic character and global realm of influence. Furthermore Norway also has its own long-established and highly-respected Royal Family, so therefore the fact that the British Monarch acts as the Head of the Commonwealth would clearly present great difficulties in this regard. There are however two other overseas nations which have both been severely afflicted by recent disasters which have had British connections in the past and where the offer of Commonwealth membership – or perhaps “Associate Membership” – would be beneficial to all. The first of course is Iraq (Mesopotamia), which British and other Commonwealth troops helped to liberate from the despotic monster Saddam Hussein less than twenty years ago, and the second is Greece, which of course has suffered more than any other EU state from foolishly joining the Euro currency-zone. Many may not be aware of any British connections to Greece, but Corfu and the rest of the Ionian Islands were British Protectorates from 1814 until 1864. Furthermore Cyprus was a former British colony and indeed is already part of the Commonwealth – and the idea of Enosis (unity with Greece) has always been a dream of Cyprus’s majority Greek population. By joining the Commonwealth – even if only as an “Associate Member” – Greece could start to disentangle itself from damaging EU membership and perhaps even manage to re-introduce the Drachma as its currency, and moreover the dream of Enosis could at last become reality.

But it is the idea of the United States becoming an “Associate Member” of the Commonwealth which excites us most. The fratricidal wars of 240 years ago could at last be put behind us and the great nations of the English-speaking West could advance together towards a better and more glorious future for all. The triumph of Brexit and the other successes from the magic year of 2016 could therefore be proved just the beginning of a far more idyllic world. As we’ve observed in the past: “The days ahead will inspire us”!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club held its 2017 AGM last month, at which a reformed Committee for the forthcoming year was appointed. Following the completion of the business side of proceedings a special tribute was staged in honour of the memory of that great South African patriot Clive Derby-Lewis JCM. This consisted of the readings of translations of orations .delivered at Clive’s funeral in South Africa at the end of last year by two leading members, and a special speech entitled “Clive Derby-Lewis as I knew him” delivered by the newly-elected Chairman of the organization. A copy of this speech can be accessed at: http://www.springbk.org.uk/speech15.htm

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The Springbok Club is planning a trip to watch the University Boat Race on the Thames on Sunday 2nd April. If you are interested in attending please let us know in order to discuss rendezvous arrangements. The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is organizing a trip to this year’s Rochester Sweeps’ Festival, which will take place over the weekend of 29th and 30th April and 1st May (the exact date of this trip depending upon which day proves the most popular). To find out more details about both these events please either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430.

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Later during the year the Springbok Club will be staging several most interesting meetings, including one to be addressed by a famous wildlife conservationist, three featuring prominent personalities from Rhodesia’s UDI years, and a special meeting where the guest speaker will be an eminent visiting South African. Two more long-term events for 2017 have also already 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. We ask all supporters therefore to diarise both of these events, and to let us know if they are keen to attend by either e-mailing: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430.

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NEW BRITAIN/SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

Unfortunately we must report that we have still heard no word from either Mr. Patrick O’Dwyer or from his sister Ms. Lorraine O’Dwyer/Easter concerning arrangements to finalise the formal merger between New Britain and the Swinton Circle. We have however been informed of the disturbing news that Mr. O’Dwyer is seriously ill, and that this is evidently the reason for his failure to re-contact Swinton Circle officials in this regard. We have also been informed about two other former leading officials within New Britain who may be in a position to act on behalf of the organisation in place of Mr. O’Dwyer and Ms. O’Dwyer/Easter. Needless to say, further news on this matter will be reported in future editions of the SCN as events develop.

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Alas these delays in finalising the formal merger between New Britain and the Swinton Circle has meant that the special buffet meeting to launch the new merged organisation has had to be put back from March until May. The guest speaker at this event will be a leading MEP who was closely involved in the “Vote Leave” campaign. More precise details will of course be given in future editions of the SCN. Following this New Britain/The Swinton Circle has several other provisional events lined-up for the months ahead, including meetings to be addressed by another sitting MEP, a former Conservative MP and an acclaimed author.

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PRIMEVAL SAVAGERY IN THE “NEW” SOUTH AFRICA

We have recently received the following most disturbing report concerning animal cruelty occurring in the “new” South Africa from the Network for Animals organization :-

“Finn is a street dog unlucky enough to draw the attention of psychopathic brutes in South Africa. Having nothing better to do, the young thugs caught Finn, sawed off one leg, then hanged him and while he was choking to death, threw stones at him. A brave passing motorist saw what was going on, rescu­ed Finn and rushed him to Imagine Animal Dreams (IAD), a small volunteer-run animal shelter that operates in the remote Kraaifontein area of the Western Cape.

“By the time Finn got there it was almost too late, but Cecelia Jacobs, the founder of IAD, fought for his life and after intensive care, Finn is now a healthy happy three-legged dynamo.

“Finn is one of 40 dogs and 30 cats that Cecelia cares for, supporting their upkeep and veterinary bills from her work as a pharmacy assistant. Her most immediate problem is finding money to buy a new engine for her aging pick-up truck. Without it she can’t ride to the rescue of the hundreds of street dogs that live in nearby poor areas.

“Animal lovers can never stand idly by when dogs are in need. Together we will provide the financial means to get Cecelia’s dog-rescue vehicle fixed and ready to help her provide dogs and cats a haven from torture.

“It’s good to know that people like Cecelia exist and that because of her Finn, the three-legged dynamo, has a chance of happiness. The world must sometimes seem inexplicably cruel to dogs, who only want to be with humans as our friends

“Please show Finn there are good people in the world who despise torturing animals: please give generously so that he and his buddies will never face torture or hunger again.”

To make a donation to the Network for Animals’ fund to help the South African Imagine Animal Dreams charity go to :-

https://networkforanimals.org/newsletter-page/he-was-tortured-hanged-and-stoned/?nid=f2ab4a315ada96d88756bfdb47b954e0&uid=67f27c064dcb0f9bfcc410007d136132

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THREE CHEERS FOR RORY McILROY!

Rory McIlroy, the leading British Golfer, recently played a round of Golf with the newly-inaugurated US President Donald Trump. Sadly – and seemingly inevitably – this friendly act of sportsmanship was greeted with howls of protest from the left-wing rabble on both sides of the Atlantic. We however salute Rory McIlroy for participating in this act of transatlantic friendship. President Trump is of course intensely proud of his British ancestry, and so this comradely gesture can only help to strengthen British-American solidarity even further.

We are reminded, however, of a similar round of Golf played between a head of government and a leading Golfer during the 1960s, namely that played between Gary Player and the then South African Prime Minister John Vorster. Gary Player had earlier proudly written in his autobiography “Grand Slam Golf” that he was “of the South Africa of Dr.Verwoerd”. Gary Player was widely praised for his patriotism at the time, but alas during following decades he proved to be a classic “Vicar of Bray”. He subsequently gave his active support to P.W.Botha’s sell-out policies, and now has even been prepared to remain in the ANC-ruled “new” South Africa thereby seemingly giving support to the terrorist-regime. It is therefore to be hoped that in years to come Rory McIlroy doesn’t similarly turn out to be a “Vicar of Bray”!

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REMEMBERING NICK FOURIE

One of the staunchest supporters of our movement when we were still based in Durban during the 1980s was Nicolaas Cornelius Fourie - always simply known as Nick Fourie. Sadly and unbelievably after we were forced to leave South Africa Nick Fourie evidently naively became associated with a cranky Afrikaner-separatist outfit, which we had known for some time was a front-organisation deliberately established by the sell-out NP government in order to divide and discredit authentic opposition to their surrender policies. Alas, apparently under the influence of this phoney outfit, Nick took part in a hair-brained attempt to “invade” Bophuthatswana, and was brutally murdered as a result. Undoubtedly had we been able to remain in South Africa we could have warned Nick about the deceptive nature of this outfit, and as a result he would probably still be alive to this day. As we still remembered the Nick of the 1980s when he was a mainstay of the patriotic movement in Natal we therefore decided to write a glowing tribute to him in S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.33 following his tragic death – after all ignorance, especially naïve ignorance, should not be considered a fault.

Recently, however, we have been made aware of an on-line article about Nick which, although quoting extensively from the article in S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, “butchered” this article considerably to create the impression that he was far more heavily involved with the phoney organisation than he actually was. Furthermore the creators of this web-page seemed to be blissfully unaware that this absurd outfit had long ago been exposed as an NP-front. We were of course very angered by this attempt to smear Nick’s memory in this way, so in order to try to put the record straight and to protect his reputation we decided to place the full original article written in his tribute on-line as well. Nick Fourie was a great South African patriot - and was also a good friend. His memory must not be besmirched! The on-line version of our tribute article to him can now therefore be accessed at:

http://www.springbk.org.uk/NickFourie.htm

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MORE INFO’ ABOUT AIDA PARKER

A supporter from the United States has recently informed us of a couple of web-sites featuring the writings of Aida Parker, the famed South African investigative journalist (see January 2017 SCN). These can be accessed at :-

http://www.cycad.com/cgi-bin/Aida/index.html

and

https://web.archive.org/web/20071013115257/http://www.matriots.com/apn/

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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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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.220 – Mrs. AUDREY JACKLIN of Pinetown.

Audrey Jackilin was a prominent personality in the Natal Table-Tennis scene during the 1970s, and, being a great animal-lover, was also a keen and active supporter of the SPCA. She was an extremely friendly and charming person, who was clearly a proud South African. It would be very interesting to learn where she is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The fourth and final interview conducted with Clive Derby-Lewis following his imprisonment by the ANC regime, in which he discusses the final years of his time incarcerated in the C-Max section of Pretoria Central Jail, and his release under house-arrest, can be accessed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P0Z3Dqi9fw

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DEATH CERTIFICATES

Sir,

As I’ve said before, any White person still living in South Africa is certifiable.

Yours etc.,

“Billeeboy”, Bathgate, West Lothian, U.K.

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FRIENDS UN-UNITED

Sir,

I remember watching the Soweto riots on television. All I saw was rioting kids, probably not knowing what they were doing, but egged on by Commie activists. I was horrified. Having applied two years previously to emigrate to the Republic of South Africa, without success; therein lay the fall of White South Africa. Not, I hasten to add because I alone was unsuccessful, but the Afrikaner establishment was confident in its misguided view that they, and they alone, would secure civilised rule in the South Africa They must have refused thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of Whites in the 70s because they were not Afrikaners and thereby would challenge their rule. In the end it was their own immigration policies and one of their own traitors who instigated the fall of civilised rule.

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.

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CLIVE OF AFRICA

Sir,

You wrote well of Clive [December 2016 SCN – Ed.].

We were to have travelled to Pretoria at Christmas to stay with Clive and Gaye [well, at least in a pub close to their pad] and to celebrate his being free. Both Caron, my wife, and I had met Clive and we both recognised the rare quality of our brother-in-law.

His death seems to have coincided with the deaths of Andries [Treurnicht] and Connie [Mulder] with all three contracting infections 'in hospital' and subsequently dying. Clive was a recovering patient but his health two months earlier (during the interviews) indicated no illness that would kill him so quickly. All too suspicious in my mind.

In 1993 when the Hani death hit us in Australia and then both Clive and Gay were arrested and the 'list' made headlines, I was in the middle of my Masters. You can imagine how hard it was to keep my mind on my academic stuff. The jailing of my sister and my brother-in-law was a devastatingly hard thing to cope with. Then Gaye was released and Clive faced the rope. Then the death penalty was kicked out of the equation and Clive ended up with life.

I read all the transcripts of his trial and the TRC. I could not see anything anywhere that condemned Clive, and for 22 years I held the view that Clive was surprised when the Hani news hit. We all held that view and despite the YouTube interviews we still remember the surprise that the Hani death caused Clive and Gaye. There was also consternation that the killing may bounce back and hit them in the face. This ultimately proved to be prescient. The bounce was a big bounce.

But we were not there. Our impressions were formed 10,000 miles from the event. I knew that Hani was a merciless barbarian and a murderer of his own men. Aida Parker's brilliant work exposed Hani way back in 1977. Zambia was the 'killing fields' for many young Black South Africans, all by Hani's gun. I personally was not aggrieved by Hani's death. But I thought Walus' act to be totally stupid. And it was. It achieved nothing. Now Clive is dead and South Africa is a sh1t hole. I still have a son in South Africa and Caron's family all live there. After all, they have South African ancestors that go back to 1660.

I am off to Papua New Guinea soon. I was there a few months ago. I travel frequently, and at 72 I have no thought of retirement. We are due in South Africa this year. It will be a sad trip

Yours etc.,

Adrian Keefe, New South Wales, Australia.

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COCK AND BEAR STORY

Sir,

Russia did not intervene in Syria because they felt sorry for the locals. They did it to advance their own interests in the Middle-East. The Russian presence is unlikely to be for the benefit of US, UK and Israel.

Yours etc.,

HKH, Pretoria, Transvaal, Sougth Africa.

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OBITUARY

SOLOMON “MOMY” LEVY

It was with great sadness that we recently learnt that Solomon “Momy” Levy had died in December 2016. “Momy” Levy was born in Gibraltar during October 1936, a descendant of those who had settled in Gibraltar shortly after the Rock became British during the early 1700s. He served with distinction in the Royal Gibraltar Regiment, rising to the rank of Captain and becoming Gun Commander for Royal Salutes. His long-standing involvement with the regimental band and drum corps led to a special march being composed in his honour! In 1960, after leaving the army, he founded his own highly successful estate agents, but also immersed himself in much charitable work, not only within his own Jewish Community but also for his fellow-Gibraltarians as a whole. In particular he worked tirelessly for the Royal British Legion and eventually became President of their Gibraltar Branch. He was appointed a JP in 1994 and was awarded the MBE in 1999 – but in 2008 he gained his highest accolade when he was elected Mayor of Gibraltar. He was intensely proud of Gibraltar and its British connections and unflinchingly loyal to the UK and the British Crown – and became a leading “star” of Channel 5’s highly acclaimed documentary series “Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun”. When a delegation from the Springbok Club and the Swinton Circle visited Gibraltar in 2005 in order to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar “Momy” Levy provided the poppy-wreaths which were laid on the graves of the only two sailors from the Battle who were buried on the Rock. When officials from the same organisations again visited Gibraltar in 2008 for the unveiling of the new memorial in honour to the Royal Marines he was again present, and remembered everyone immediately. “Momy” Levy was a great Gibraltarian – and a great servant of the British Empire! Our sincerest condolences are extended to his widow Sarah, his son Isaac and his three surviving daughters.

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Monday, 13 February 2017

February 2017 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

February 2017 edition

Following all the fantastic victories for patriotic forces throughout the West during the magic year of 2016, many believed that such triumphs simply wouldn’t last, and that the world would revert to the “political correctness” ascendancy which seemed to prevail for the previous 25 years. The first few weeks of 2017 have shown that this most certainly hasn’t happened however, and indeed that the direction of 2016 is continuing!

The chattering classes of course predicted that President Donald J. Trump simply wouldn’t be up to the job, and even that he would resign the presidency very soon after being inaugurated – but his defiant inauguration speech showed clearly that he is a man with an ongoing mission. Furthermore he has quickly been able to adopt a presidential air and demeanour – something of course which was notably absent during the previous eight years. He has also begun his presidency with a flurry of activity in order to fulfill his campaign promises – something which is quite unusual for a politician of any political persuasion!

The visit to the United States to meet President Trump by British Prime Minister Theresa May also proved a breath of fresh air. Theresa May had already pleasantly surprised many people by being forthright in her desire to procure Britain’s exit from the European Union, in spite of the fact that she herself campaigned (albeit half-heartedly) for a “Remain” vote in last year’s EU Referendum. Her trip to Washington, during which she quickly managed to establish a friendly rapport with President Trump and re-establish the Special Relationship after a hiatus of eight years, sent shockwaves through the German-dominated EU and “third world” rogue states alike. Although back at Westminster the Speaker of the House of Commons, the flea John Bercow, made some highly inappropriate and damaging comments about the planned State Visit of President Trump to the UK, the manner in which widescale condemnation of his unacceptable statement was so quickly expressed from so many quarters, with a motion of no confidence in the flea being signed by over 150 Conservative and other MPs, again shows clearly the direction in which post-2016 the wind is now blowing.

Theresa May has also delightedly the majority of British people by a number of measures reversing some of the worst failings of he previous “politically correct” Cameron Administration, most notably by greatly reducing the number of so-called “refugee” migrants being allowed into the UK, and perhaps more significantly by abolishing the evil “Iraq Historic Allegations Team” (IHAT), which sought to victimize British troops for unfounded alleged “crimes” enacted during the War against Terror in Iraq. Even more encouraging is the fact that the main opposition Labour Party under the leadership of the neanderthal ultra-leftist Jeremy Corbyn now seems to be spiraling towards irrelevance, with two of its more intelligent MPs already having resigned under Corbyn’s dismal leadership, and with all predictions showing that Labour will lose both resulting by-elections – most significantly in Stoke-on-Trent Central where the resurgent UKIP not only seems set to win the seat, but also thereby to replace Labour as the main opposition party throughout huge swathes of the county.

But it’s in continental Europe where the greatest hopes for a continuation of 2016’s triumphs lie. In the Netherlands the latest polls are showing that the anti-immigration and anti-islamisation Party for Freedom (PVV) are heading for 19% of the vote in March’s General Election – sufficient to make them the largest party in the Dutch Parliament. It is much the same in Italy, where following the decisive defeat for the governing centre-left government at the end of the magic 2016 the anti-establishment Five Star Movement also seems set to become the largest party at the forthcoming Italian General Election. The situation in France is probably the most significant however, for at the moment Marine le Pen, the leader of the Front National, stands at 25% in opinion polls making her a seeming certainty to advance to the second decisive round. In spite of the fact that few believe she can win this second round, the fact remains that the French Left is now split in an acrimonious three-way division, and the Republican’s candidate, Francois Fillon, is engulfed in a financial scandal. If one of the leftist candidates can emerge as the opponent for Marine le Pen in the final round then it is quite possible that a surprise outcome on a Donald Trump scale could result in France.

We wish the PVV in the Netherlands, the Five Star Movement in Italy and the Front National in France every success in these forthcoming continental elections. It could therefore very much be the case that rather than simply referring to the surprise series of political results in 2016, future historians will instead be referring to the post-2016 zeitgeist. With this continuing momentum of patriotic ascendancy throughout the West it can surely only be a matter of time before Western military intervention in southern Africa to rescue our beleaguered kith and kin still trapped there becomes a reality.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club participated in a most interesting “Ghost Walk” through central London last moth, which revealed some very fascinating and historically significant aspects about the locality.

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The Springbok Club’s 2017 AGM will take place during the afternoon of Saturday 18th February at a venue in central London, and full details have already been notified to all current members of the organization. Following the completion of the business side of proceedings, which is anticipated to conclude prior to 15.30 hrs, the meeting will consist of a tribute in honour of the memory of that great South African patriot Clive Derby-Lewis JCM, and all friends and supporters of the Springbok Club, whether they are members or not, will be welcome to attend this section of the afternoon’s activities. This tribute will consist of the reading of a translation of the funeral oration delivered to him by Adv. Paul Kruger, followed by a talk by a Springbok Club member who knew Clive personally about his experiences of the man and his achievements. For precise details either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430.

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In March the Springbok Club is planning to stage a visit to a place of historical interest in London, and during the following months several exciting events are being planned, including a meeting to be addressed by a famous wildlife conservationist, two meetings featuring prominent personalities from Rhodesia’s UDI years and a special meeting where the guest speaker will be an eminent visiting South African. Two more long-term events for 2017 have also already been arranged, firstly a trip to the WWII battlefield at Arnhem in the Netherlands during mid-August, and secondly the organisation’s participation in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk on Sunday 10th September. We ask all supporters therefore to diarise both of these events, and to let us know if they are keen to attend by either e-mailing: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or by ‘phoning: 07711188430.

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NEW BRITAIN/SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

The Swinton Circle held a most successful and enjoyable gathering to celebrate Burns Night in central London last month, and at this event the formal merger between the Swinton Circle and New Britain was formally announced. Following the Burns Night supper itself some members journeyed to the near-by bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip (the first ever governor of New South Wales and the founder of the city of Sydney) and as it was by then Australia Day in Australia itself a few words in tribute to Admiral Phillip and in support of continuing Anglo-Australian friendship were expressed. It will be remembered that the late and great Dennis Delderfield, the founder of New Britain, always staged a special event at this site each year to celebrate Australia Day, and by so doing the newly merged organisation showed that it was determined to continue with Dennis Delderfield’s traditions.

As most readers will probably recall, shortly before his sad death at the end of last year Dennis Delderfield proposed and agreed to the merger between New Britain and the Swinton Circle, but sadly died before details could be finalised. Prior to Dennis’s funeral his 2-i-c in New Britain, Mr. Patrick O’Dwyer, stated that he was in full agreement with the merger plans, and repeated this at the funeral itself, suggesting that a rendezvous with leading Swinton Circle officials be arranged as soon as possible to finalise arrangements. His sister, Lorraine O’Dwyer/Easter, another leading member of New Britain, also expressed her full support for the merger at the funeral, but alas in spite of numerous attempts to contact them both again, by ‘phone, text and e-mail, it worryingly hasn’t proved possible to re-make contact with either of them. We honestly don’t know what the situation with them now is therefore, but there have been no signs that they have decided to renege on the provisional merger agreement, nor that they have been attempting to continue with New Britain activities on their own. If anyone knows anything further about the situation concerning Mr. O’Dwyer and Ms. O’Dwyer/Easter then please let us know.

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New Britain/The Swinton Circle will be staging a special buffet meeting to launch the newly merged organisation in central London during late March. The guest speaker at this event will be a leading MEP who was closely involved in the “Vote Leave” campaign. Further details will of course be given in next month’s edition of the SCN. Following this New Britain/The Swinton Circle has several other provisional events lined-up for the months ahead, including meetings to be addressed by another sitting MEP, a former Conservative MP and an acclaimed author.

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MESSAGE FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

We have recently received the following message from Louise Joubert of the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary :-

“The past year and a half has been very hectic with the worst drought in our history and in our country in 85 years. Although some rain has fallen and our dams are just about full, the drought has by no means been broken and we trust and pray that our Lord will bless our country and its people with enough rain to break the terrible drought. The drought continues to impact negatively on many people's lives. Just to put it in perspective for those that do not know – one of our closest towns, Tzaneen continues to have water restrictions. Water supply to the town's businesses and homes is only available 3 times a week now.

“This is also a time for us to reflect on what we have achieved over the past year. We would like to thank all the wonderful people who make SanWild possible. Without your financial support SanWild would not be here. We try to thank everyone as much as we can, but I know that some names do slip through the cracks. Please forgive me if I have failed to thank you publicly or via e-mail. I would also like to extend a huge thank you to the regular monthly donors; you are very special to us and your understanding and love for SanWild does not go unnoticed.

“I would also like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who supported and continue to support our on-going drought relief program. Your donations have helped us to keep the SanWild animals alive and have prevented, especially grazers, dying en masse. Thanks so much once again.”

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

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SPORTING/POLITICAL LINKS

It has often been stated in the past that sport and politics don’t mix, but continuous evidence over the years has proved that these two fundamental aspects of human existence are inexorably entwined. Following Britain’s magnificent achievements at the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics – and subsequent great British sporting triumphs such as winning the 2015 Davis Cup – it has been argued that the national feel-good factor and resulting increased self-confidence was a significant factor in the British people having enough national confidence to vote “Leave” in the 2016 EU Referendum. Last year, of course, many leading figures in Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign stated that the Brexit victory had a significant knock-on effect upon the US Presidential election outcome – so ironically Britain’s triumphs at the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics therefore had a very beneficial effect on the land of their great sporting rivals, the United States!

During the last century our enemies fully appreciated the important links between sport and politics, and used them to their advantage by organising sporting boycotts against Rhodesia, South Africa, Israel and Serbia. Now, with the new post-2016 zeitgeist, it is surely time for us to start utilising sport for our own advantage – after all the natural sporting attributes of patriotism, loyalty and the manly virtues are also part and parcel of our political aspirations!

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AN ISLAND PARISH

BBC2 is currently broadcasting a most mesmerizing series entitled “An Island Parish” each Monday evening. Set on the Caribbean island of Anguilla, the main focus of this series is on the Anglican Church on the island and its Bishop – but in spite of this it also presents a broad and most appealing overview of life and society on the island. Anguilla is one of Britain’s 14 remaining colonies (or Overseas Territories as they are now officially termed), but although Whites apparently only make up approximately 3% of the population they clearly exert a benevolent influence far in excess of their actual numbers – and the Black population are clearly grateful for this and remain totally loyal to the Crown and the colonial administration. Anguilla is actually unique in as much as it was once independent (albeit as part of St.Kitts & Nevis) but then sought and was granted renewed British colonial status, having suffered considerably from neglect by the St.Kitts & Nevis Government. There is perhaps a most encouraging precedent here, for maybe other former colonies unwisely granted “independence” during the latter half of the last century, only to suffer subsequently from corrupt, bloodthirsty and incompetent rulers, would also jump at the chance of obtaining stability and prosperity under British overlordship again. The BBC is therefore to be heartily congratulated upon producing such an inspiring series. Well worth a view!

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FALKLAND ISLANDS NEWS

The Falkland Islands Association has recently produced a short video to publicise the Association and to attract more members around the world. This video is available on YouTube or by clicking the link below, and is about 3 minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1l8VXZY6Ew

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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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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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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.219 – Ms. ANN RUSSELL of Durban.

Ann Russell was the on-off-on girl-friend of the late and great Mike Skelly during the 1980s. Previously married with a young son, Mike’s tragic and premature death in 1997 whilst still studying to qualify as a homeopathist meant that their relationship was sadly never formalised. She would however often accompany Mike to patriotic meetings throughout Natal, such as those staged by the Conservative Party and the Patriotic Forum, and indeed acted as S.A.Patriot’s unofficial photographer during the early 1980s. It would be very interesting to learn what eventually became of her.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The third interview conducted with Clive Derby-Lewis following his imprisonment by the ANC regime, in which he discusses his time incarcerated in the C-Max section of Pretoria Central Jail, can be accessed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvR91IeZdc8

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CALL OF THE WILD

Sir,

Hearing the news tonight which just confirms the other genocide going on in South Africa, that of wildlife. It would be interesting if we could get levels of the big 5 life (lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants and rhinos) pre and post-independence in Africa to show up what can only be described as a Holocaust for African wildlife. Maybe, if we can get it, it could be sent to the media?

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.

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MONKEY PUZZLE

Sir,

I have met and welcomed many White South Africans to the UK but feel angry when I hear of Blacks coming here, and how they get in is a mystery. The number of Black and backward Africans getting entry to the UK is ridiculous as they are mostly uneducated and live off the tax-payer. I am so angry with our successive weak governments allowing this to happen and also tolerating mass settlement of Islamics.

Yours etc.,

Anne Parker, Norfolk, U.K.

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RUSH FOR THE BREXIT

Sir,

Current events show the dead-end of German policy in Europe. Merkel cannot handle the migration situation. There appear more and more anti-Merkel opposers in Italy, Greece and France. It is very possible that there will be some followers of Brexit in the future.

Yours etc.,

Boris Grig, Kaliningrad, Russia

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ROGUES GALLERY

Most readers will undoubtedly recall the severe problems which the Swinton Circle encountered at their disastrous meeting of 31st July 2015 (which was to have been addressed by a Mr. Paul Weston, the leader of a small party called LibertyGB) which was invaded and wrecked by a group of some two dozen uninvited political extremists. More recently, however, we have learnt of some very interesting developments concerning two of the individuals heavily involved in the disruption of this meeting.

Firstly we have learnt that Mr. Steve Uncles, a leading official in the unsavoury “splittist” English Democrats party (who see themselves as the English equivalent of the SNP, and who have even allegedly sought liaison with SF/IRA), who was the first gatecrasher who started heckling and causing trouble at the problematic meeting of 31st July 2015, has been charged with seven counts of using a false instrument with intent and three counts of causing or permitting a false statement to be included in a nomination form (charges relating to the allegation that he not only forged the signatures of false nominees for election candidates for the English Democrats outfit, but even nominated fictitious candidates to stand for them!). Evidently Mr.Uncles did not turn up on the first day of his trial on these counts at Maidstone on Monday 6th February, having previously admitting himself into hospital claiming to be suffering from chest pains. Mr.Uncles did however evidently turn up two days later when his trial eventually began. The case is continuing.

Secondly we have learnt that the LibertyGB member who was named as the person who issued all the unauthorized “invitations” to attend the Swinton Circle’s disastrous meeting of 31st July 2015 (which were sent not only to members of the odious “splittist” English Democrats outfit, but also to the even more vile and objectionable anti-Semitic so-called London Forum bunch of extremists), a Mr. Jack Buckby, has now evidently cut his links with LibertyGB in order to start his own organisation called Proud Boys (no, we haven’t made this name up!). So having been instrumental in wrecking what looked like becoming a very friendly and mutually beneficial link between LibertyGB and the Swinton Circle, Mr.Buckby has now evidently betrayed his former party colleagues in LibertyGB. A very charming person this Mr.Buckby seems to be!

Somebody else who caused severe problems for the Swinton Circle some years earlier, former Committee member Allan Robertson, has also come to our attention again recently. Initially after being expelled from the Swinton Circle for gross misconduct in early 2009 Mr. Robertson started living in denial and staged meetings of his own under the misleading name of “The London Swinton Circle”. After a couple of his meetings featuring .relatively high-profile guest speakers were exposed in the media because of his toxic connections with certain political extremists (his attempted coup to seize control of the Swinton Circle in 2008 in conjunction with these extremists being the reason for his subsequent expulsion), we thought that we had heard the end of Mr. Robertson and his deceptive activities, but alas we have recently learnt that he has renewed his misleading nonsense. The speaker who has addressed two of his three meetings since his resumption of activities has been a most controversial character however, namely Ms. Claire Khaw, a Malaysian-Chinese woman who bizarrely was once a member of the neo-fascist BNP and who once caused great offence by advocating the elimination of disabled children so that they didn’t become “a drain on society”. More information about the controversies surrounding Ms. Khaw can be found at :-

http://www.blogistan.co.uk/blog/mt.php/2013/01/26/claire-khaw-arrested-allegedly

We don’t know whether the fact that Mr. Robertson has invited Ms. Knaw to address his phony outfit twice during recent months means that they have now developed some form of a personal relationship – but if so we don’t know which one to feel sorry for the most!

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