Friday, 18 November 2016

November 206 Edition

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

November 2016 edition

See, the conquering hero comes!

We have often been accused in the past of being too optimistic about the future, indeed there were many who thought we were being far too hopeful by stating in last month’s SCN that we thought there was a good chance that Donald J. Trump would be elected the 45th President of the United States – but he did it, HE DID IT!

The dark nightmare years of the Obama administration are now rapidly nearing their end, and the future, rather than only being a slight improvement as it would have been under Hillary Rodham Clinton, will instead herald a glorious new dawn – not just for the United States, but for the entire Western world! Make no bones about it, when Donald J. Trump stated that he intended to make America great again he meant it, and as his business career has demonstrated over and over again, when he sets out to achieve something he invariably succeeds in his aims. The Obama administration tried its best to weaken the United States and the West as a whole, but somehow America has managed not only to survive, but to survive with sufficient fortitude to elect a successor President who will not only halt the decline, but will reverse all the retrograde actions of the past eight years.

As we imply, by making America great again Donald J. Trump and his incoming administration will thereby make the West as whole great again. Throughout his campaign the President-Elect has accurately and defiantly identified the main threats to American and Western identity. The threat from the invading Hispanic hordes from across the Rio Grande may only affect the North American continent, but the threat from fundamentalist Islamic terrorism affects us all – and for obvious reasons this is something which Barack Hussein Obama could never be capable of counteracting!

Although it is the West as a whole which will benefit from renewed strong and determined American leadership in opposing Islamic expansionism (and also by defying the “Yellow peril” from the East we hasten to add), it is the English-speaking world, and Britain in particular, which will undoubtedly gain most and will have the most significant role to play in future. The President-Elect is intensely proud of his British ancestry – his mother was a Hebridean and he owns Golf courses in both Ayrshire and Aberdeenshire – and a closer “Five Eyes” alliance between the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand extending beyond mere security co-operation has already been mooted. At the time when Donald J. Trump’s victory was confirmed we issued a posting on FaceBook stating that he had the potential to be the greatest US President since that earlier larger-than-life character, Theodore Roosevelt, and perhaps even since the first US President to make America great on the world stage, John Quincy Adams. It was then pointed out to us that these were the only two US Presidents to have been married in Britain. The precedents are therefore encouraging!

In this regard the close relationship which has quickly built-up between the President-Elect and Nigel Farage – and indeed with other leading members of the successful Brexit campaign both within UKIP and within the EuroSceptic wing of the Conservative Party in the UK – is most exciting. We have often been critical of Nigel Farage in the past, specifically because of his apparent “Little Englander” attitude in opposing military action against expansionist Islam during the War against Terror (thereby seeming to welcome the Islamic invasion of Europe), but his evident conversion by so avidly supporting President-Elect Trump – who after all has unambiguously stated that he intended to “bomb the sh1t out of ISIS” - is a development which we can only praise!

There have however been two great disappointments concerning the timing of Donald J. Trump’s glorious victory, and that is that two great Western patriotic heroes died in the weeks prior to his triumph, namely Dennis Delderfield in the UK and Clive Derby-Lewis in South Africa (an obituary to Dennis Delderfield appears later in this edition of the SCN, and one to Clive Derby-Lewis will be appearing in next month’s issue). In one of his personal e-mails sent to this present writer only days before his death, Clive Derby-Lewis stated how overjoyed he was with Britain’s Brexit decision, and how he was subsequently hoping and praying that Donald J. Trump would be equally victorious. It is just a tragedy that he didn’t live long enough to see it.

As we stated in last month’s edition, a victory for Donald J. Trump would complete a hat-trick for patriotic forces around the West during 2016, following the Flag Referendum triumph in New Zealand and Britain’s magic vote to leave the EU. This hat-trick has now therefore been achieved! Thank you New Zealand, thank you Britain, thank you America!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club staged a trip to the Imperial War Museum in London last month, where the tour party inter alia viewed two special exhibitions entitled “Visions of War: Above and Below” and “Edmund Clark: War on Terror”, which revealed some very interesting facts about the more recent past. After this trip the Springbok Club party adjourned to a hostelry in Westminster for a most pleasant social evening and fruitful discussions about the organisation’s future activities.

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Details regarding this year's Springbok Club annual UDI Day celebrations are as follows :-

Guest Speaker: Mr. PAT MURPHY

Date : Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Times : Assemble from 18.00 hrs onwards, main meeting to commence at 18.30 hrs.

Venue : THE SUTTON ARMS (the upstairs function room),

6 Carthusian Street, London EC1M 6EB.

(Nearest underground station: Barbican. Turn left out of the entrance from Barbican station, then Carthusian Street is the first turning on the left, with The Sutton Arms diagonally opposite.)

Pat Murphy was born near Taunton in Somerset, and after leaving school trained as a fully qualified tool-maker at Fords of Dagenham, before joining the British Army in the early 1960s, originally in the Royal Army Service Corps. Upon the re-organisation of the Army the RASC became the Royal Corps of Transport, and Pat transferred to a Para RCT Company in the late 1960s.

He emigrated to South Africa in 1970 and joined the South African Army. He emigrated again in 1973, this time to Rhodesia, and joined the Rhodesian Army Service Corps, serving in various roles including Stores, Transport, Ammunition and Air Despatch. He finished his service as 2-i-c of the Services Training School in Bulawayo, and retired from the Army in 1981 with the rank of captain.

Pat returned to the UK in 1986, and currently lives in Norfolk. A widower with two sons and a daughter, his main interests are organising and hosting quizzes for various charities and dancing, especially English and Irish Folk Dancing and American Square Dancing. In his youth he was a member of the England Folk Dance teams that toured South Africa and numerous European countries. In more recent years he has run Irish dance workshops at many of the major English folk festivals.

In his talk he will tell something about his Rhodesian Army experiences during the Bush War.

This year’s celebrations will take the form of a buffet which will consist of platter meals featuring various cheeses, meats, breads and chutneys. Tickets are priced £6.00 per head for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £8.00 per head for Associate Members and £10.00 per head for non-members. Payments can be made by UK cheque made payable to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: The Springbok Club, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, by PayPal via our web-site at: www.springbokclub.org.uk or by direct bank transfer (contact us for precise details). For more information either e-mail springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430.

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The Springbok Club will be staging a special event to celebrate the Day of the Vow in central London during the afternoon of Saturday 10th December. More precise details will be given in next month’s SCN. The Springbok Club’s 2017 AGM will be held in central London during late January 2017. If you would like to stand for Committee or wish to suggest any items to debate, then please do not hesitate to contact us in this regard as soon as convenient.

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

The Swinton Circle was of course deeply saddened by the news of the death of our great friend and colleague Dennis Delderfield. As well as all the superlative work which Dennis undertook in organizing and running the New Britain movement, he was also a loyal and active supporter of the Swinton Circle, and the two organisations worked increasingly closely together during more recent years. Readers will undoubtedly have noted that in the latest few editions of the SCN we have stated that moves were afoot to merge the Swinton Circle with another patriotic organization, and we can now reveal that this other organisation was in fact New Britain, for preliminary merger talks had already taken place with Dennis. Following the sad news of his death Executive Committee members of the Swinton Circle have spoken to leading members of New Britain who have been eager that all of Dennis’s excellent efforts over the years should not be allowed to go to waste, and so the proposed merger has therefore now been officially agreed. What was planned to be the Swinton Circle’s big re-launch meeting in March will now therefore be the official foundation meeting for the new united movement – although it is possible that other activities will be staged by the merged organisation before then.

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THE CURSE OF SWINTON

Most readers will also undoubtedly recall all the problems which the Swinton Circle endured last year through attempts to infiltrate and destroy the organisation by an outfit calling itself “LibertyGB”, which were revealed at a disastrous meeting held on 31st July 2015 which was gate-crashed and wrecked by this outfit who had sent out totally unauthorized “invitations” to several unsavoury extremist organisations with the aim of causing a violent disruption of this event. We subsequently learnt that this “LibertyGB” outfit had nominated a candidate for the Batley and Spen by-election, which as this election was caused by the horrendous murder of the sitting Labour MP, Jo Cox, and as all the main political parties had decided not to oppose Labour in this by-election because of the tragic circumstances which caused it, was therefore in shockingly bad taste. Furthermore it turned out that the candidate who the “LibertyGB” outfit had nominated for this by-election was the person who it was subsequently discovered had orchestrated the distribution of the unauthorized “invitations” to trouble-making extremists at the disastrous meeting of 31st July 2015, namely a certain Jack Buckby. We were therefore delighted to learn that “LibertyGB” and Mr.Buckby had been totally humiliated at this by-election by only receiving a derisory 220 votes! Even more embarrassing for “LibertyGB” was the fact that they were well beaten by a couple of other tin-pot extremist parties at this by-election, including the obnoxious “splittist” so-called “English Democrats” who had been one of the other unsavoury outfits who they had sent unauthorized “invitations” to in order to invade and wreck the Swinton Circle’s meeting! As our vile enemies are now apparently fighting amongst themselves, we can therefore only look on with glee!

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THE SANWILD LIONS

We have recently received the following message from the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary. It reads as follews :-

“The SanWild Lions.

“We survived South Africa’s Killing Fields.

“They survived the lion killing fields of South Africa and are very fortunate to be alive. Rescued in 2003 when they were confiscated by the authorities from illegal lion breeding and hunting operations these lions have been living peacefully in their respective prides. Caring for them however is a costly and very expensive operation and we urgently need your help to continue to provide for them. We will be most grateful for your financial support.”

To read more about the SanWild lions and/or to donate via their Generosity fund-raiser, please click on :-

https://www.generosity.com/fundraisers/we-survived-south-africa-s-killing-fields--2/dashboard

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SOUTH AFRICA’S DAYS OF RUGBY SUPER POWER ARE OVER

Former New Zealand All Blacks Rugby coach Laurie Mains – who has also had considerable experience of coaching in South Africa – recently issued a most perceptive statement in which he predicted that South Africa’s days of being a Rugby super power were over, specifically because of the ANC regime’s insistence upon racial quota systems in sports. The decline in South African sporting prowess as a direct result of the disintegration of the country under ANC rule is of course something which we have been drawing attention to for years. The full text of Laurie Main’s statement can be found at :-

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/international/82566869/Laurie-Mains-predicts-quota-system-to-end-South-Africas-time-as-rugby-super-power

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A MAN TO WATCH OUT FOR!

A Guildford Conservative Councillor, Christian Holliday, has recently called for the tightening of the Treason Felony Act so that in future all those who advocate joining alien international communities such as the EU could find themselves guilty of an act of treason. This has certainly been a brave action by Mr.Holliday, and indeed he has already faced calls to be suspended from his council caucus as a result of this. We however salute this common-sense proposal by Mr. Holliday. He would certainly seem to be a man to watch out for in future therefore! More details can be found at :-

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/17/opposing-brexit-should-be-made-an-act-of-treason-punishable-by-l/

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NO MORE MOSQUES!

We have recently received a most encouraging posting from our friends in the PEGIDA movement concerning their campaign to halt the building of alien mosques in the UK. It reads as follows :-

“Some wonderful news from Essex, where local residents have dealt with four illegal mosques in Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham and Havering. For legal reasons we cannot names the premises, since two of the cases will end up in court. Our short guide to dealing with illegal mosques can be found here :-

https://mosqueblock.wordpress.com/2016/03/06/illegal-mosques/

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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

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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.216 – Mr. ADRIAN SMITH of Durban

Adrian Smith was a leading pensions and investments consultant working for Volkskas Bank in Durban during the 1980s. A most friendly and sociable person, he was also a staunch and sincere South African patriot. Unfortunately his high-ranking position within the bank prevented him from being as active with the patriotic movement in the city at the time as he would have liked, but his behind-the-scenes support was no less valuable and appreciated. It would be very interesting to learn where he is now.

[ In the July 2016 edition of the SCN we featured Mr. Martin Schonteich in our “Where are they now?” section. We subsequently received information about the current circumstances regarding the German-descended Mr. Schonteich from two separate sources – but unfortunately the information which we received wasn’t very pleasant, for evidently he has not only decided to remain in the “new” South Africa, but has even accepted a position as a senior researcher in the Crime and Justice Programme at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in Pretoria. Furthermore, before joining the ISS Schonteich was employed as a public prosecutor with the Department of Justice of the ANC regime. As Martin Schonteich was an active member of the Conservative Party of S.A. during the 1980s, his subsequent radical change in political orientation has therefore surprised us greatly. We shall say no more.].

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

The Breitbart on-line news service has been much in the news recently as a result of President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s appointment of Breitbart’s executive chairman, Steve Bannon, as Chief Strategist. During recent years we have often been forwarded articles from Breirbart News, particularly in relation to the UK’s desire to leave the EU, but we must admit that previously we were not too aware of its nature. It may therefore be a good idea for us all to take a close interest in this news service’s ongoing reports. They can be accessed at :-

http://www.breitbart.com/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

FRIENDS THEN, FRIENDS NOW, FRIENDS FOR EVER ….

Sir,

I am well aware that there were and are many grass-roots citizens who never supported the liberal campaign against the White South African dispensation and of course we really appreciate their support.

I wish to congratulate Britain with its decision in the recent referendum to leave the EU. It is a victory for nationalism, which will hopefully spread throughout Europe and even further.

Yours etc.,

Andries Breytenbach, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

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CLUSTER SHOT

Sir,

Today’s South Africa is truly a clusterfuck of the first magnitude. They were well warned but made the mistake of trusting de Klerk

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.

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A QUESTION OF SPORT

Sir,

I congratulate Wayde van Niekerk and commiserate with his mother. There was no justification for taking out people's dislike of the former South African government on its athletes, any more than there was any justification for barring Muhammad Ali from the ring for refusing to join the US Army. Sport and politics can be kept separate.

The likes of Nelson Mandela were able to resume their political careers in the post-apartheid years while a whole generation of sportsmen, not all of them White, had been deprived of their sporting careers. I remember the absurdity of the late, great Sir Stanley Matthews being condemned by political hacks with big mouths and little talent for the crime of coaching and helping young Black footballers in South Africa.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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COMMONWEALTH SOLIDARITY

Sir,

Congratulations to Great Britain for their wonderful performance at the recent Olympic Games!

Yours etc.,

Reg Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia

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OBITUARY

DENNIS WILLIAM DELDERFIELD

Dennis Delderfield, who sadly died on 21st October, was a lifelong British and Imperial patriot, whose non-stop activism for the patriotic cause and for Commonwealth friendship was a constant inspiration to all other British patriots who knew him.

Dennis was born in August 1926 at Hendon in north London, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (née Taylor) Delderfield. His father had been a member of the Worshipful Company of Bakers, one of the oldest guilds in the City of London, and he followed his father into membership. He worked for most of his working career in the Corporation of London, being a Common Councilman of the City of London for 18 years. He also became editor of The City of London and Dockland Times, the City of London’s “local paper”.

It was however his patriotic activism which was his main lifetime’s achievement. Having become very disillusioned with Edward Heath’s leadership of the Conservative Party and Britain’s joining of the then Common Market (now the EU), he realised that there was a dire need for a reputable mainstream patriotic political party, and so in 1976 he founded New Britain. Dennis never suffered fools easily, and was determined to run New Britain the way he saw fit with as little delegation as possible. Although in many facets of life these would have been admirable qualities, in the running of a political party they alas proved drawbacks, and as a result New Britain never achieved the success which he had hoped or it deserved. Over the year, however, it did win a number of seats on local councils, and achieved a reputation and influence far greater than its actual size.

Under Dennis’s leadership New Britain gradually evolved from being a registered political party to becoming a patriotic pressure group, and here it obtained far greater success. Being part of the broader and growing Neo-Imperialist movement in the UK, New Britain staged annual events to mark Australia Day, New Zealand Day, Canada Day, Gibraltar Day and Falklands Battle Day, as well as the various saint days for the component parts of the British Isles. Dennis also ensured that New Britain commemorated the Battle of Trafalgar, the defeat of the Spanish Armada and Remembrance Sunday each year, and also initiated his own regular Goldsmith Lecture, in memory of the esteemed anti-EU stalwart Sir James Goldsmith He was of course delighted to live long enough to witness both the defeat of the Scottish Referendum on independence and victory in the Referendum for withdrawal from the EU, and in relation to the former New Britain also staged a spectacular “Keep the UK United” rally. His final campaign at the time of his untimely death was to try to persuade the Republic of Ireland to rejoin the Commonwealth.

Unfortunately Dennis never married, though happily he did enjoy a close relationship with an older woman which lasted for many years. Although he thus sadly had no children of his own, so great was the respect in which he was held by so many friends and colleagues from the City of London that he became godfather to some ten godchildren, all of whom he adored greatly. He was a High Church Anglican by persuasion, and took a great interest in the histories and architecture of all the numerous churches of the City of London. In his youth he was also evidently a keen fly-fishing angler and horse-rider, and was also a lifelong supporter and donator to the Royal British Legion and the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. In addition he was also a loyal and regular attendee at the various events staged by both the Swinton Circle and the Springbok Club.

Dennis Delderfield was a great and tireless British patriot, whose memory must never be forgotten, and indeed must act as a continuing inspiration to all who knew him. Our sincerest condolences are therefore extended to his brother Alan Delderfield and to all his godchildren.

Dennis’s funeral will take place at 13.00 hrs on Wednesday 23rd November at the church of St.Lawrence Jewry in Guildhall Yard in the City of London, and all his friends and those who knew and respected him are warmly invited to attend.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Octoer 2016 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

October 2016 edition

There were many doomsayers who predicted that the election of Barack Hussein Obama as President of the United States in 2008 would mean the end of the United States as we know it, and that there would never again be a White US President. Although Barack Hussein Obama and his administration undoubtedly tried their best to diminish the power of the US and to undermine Western security around the globe, and although the country is now unquestionably worse off and weaker than it was in 2008, it has somehow managed to survive – and indeed this year’s election will definitely see the return of another White President.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is by no means our ideal candidate. She is after all a scion of the liberal establishment with a very dubious track-record for self-advancement whilst in government. It must be admitted, however, that whilst Secretary of State she ensured that the terrorist Osama bin Laden was eliminated, when left to his own devices Obama would probably have found excuses for taking no action – just as he did when he refused to order US military intervention in Syria to halt the civil war there. Hillary Clinton would therefore undoubtedly be an improvement on Obama, and we believe would also make a somewhat better President than her husband – and without question is infinitely preferable to “Bernie”! A Hillary Clinton presidency would therefore probably see a slight improvement for the American people over the dark Obama years – but only marginally.

But it is not merely a slight improvement in the situation which the American people – indeed the Western World as a whole – needs, it requires a drastic and radical improvement. In this regard we have been highly excited by the campaign of this year’s GOP candidate, Donald J. Trump. To be sure he has made some disgusting comments in the past, particularly about women, which we and all other decent people must condemn - but these have only been words, and pale into insignificance when compared to the disgusting actions taken against women by the previous US Presidents Harding, Kennedy and Clinton – the latter two of whom are still lionized by the liberal media to this day! Against his faults (and what human being doesn’t have faults?) Donald J. Trump brings many virtues which we believe are attributes which are vitally necessary for any leader of the free world. He has vision and determination, he possesses ruthless business efficiency, he is a true American patriot, and he understands the true dynamics of the dangerous world which we live in today. He has vowed to “Make America Great Again”, and by so doing will bring increasing strength to the entire Western World.

There are many who believe that Donald J. Trump stands no chance of winning on 8th November – but of course these same people said that he stood no chance of procuring the GOP nomination. He has galvanized whole sections of the American electorate with energy and enthusiasm not seen since the days of Ronald Reagan, and with polling figures narrowing – particularly in the swing-states – the chances of Donald J. Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States are clearly now more than just a remote possibility as they seemed just a few months ago. Although we had hoped that he would select Michele Bachmann as his Vice-Presidential running mate, Governor Mike Pence seems a fine fellow, whose experience and gravitas could encourage wavering members of the GOP establishment to support the ticket.

Already this year we have seen two great triumphs for patriotic forces in the West – firstly in the New Zealand Flag Referendum, and secondly the glorious victory for the Brexit cause in Britain’s EU Referendum. All that is needed now for a hat-trick of triumphs for Western ascendancy is for the Trump/Pence ticket to be victorious on 8th November. We therefore encourage all of our American readers, regardless of any doubts which they might have, not only to vote for the Trump/Pence ticket, but also to campaign tirelessly among their friends and communities to ensure that this victory comes about!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Arrangements for the Springbok Club’s October event, a trip to the Imperial War Museum, have now been finalized and are as follows :-

Date : Saturday 22nd October 2016

Time : Assemble between 14.00 hrs. and 14.30 hrs outside the main entrance alongside the huge naval guns

The Imperial War Museum is situated at Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ, and the Springbok Cub trip will include viewing a special exhibition being staged there entitled “Curiosities of War”, and possibly also another special exhibition entitled “Real to Reel: A Century of War Movies” (although there will be an extra charge of £10, or £7.00 for concessions, to view this exhibition). After the visit to the Imperial War Museum has been completed the Springbok Club party will adjourn to a pleasant hostelry not too far away for a convivial evening and discussions about future activities. For more details please either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or 'phone: 07711188430.

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The Springbok Club’s annual UDI Day Buffet will be held this year during the evening (18.00 hrs for 18.30 hrs) of Tuesday 22nd November, at a venue in central London, where the guest speaker will be a leading military expert who served in the British, South African and Rhodesian armed forces. All Springbok Club members and supporters will be notified of the precise details in due course, and of course full details will also appear in next month’s SCN. For more information either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or 'phone: 07711188430.

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

The re-launch meeting of the Swinton Circle has now been fixed for March of next year. This will of course give an opportunity for the finalisation of unity talks with another leading patriotic organization, and the possibility therefore exists that rather than being a re-launch event for the Swinton Circle alone it will actually be the foundation meeting for a new larger merged organization. In the meantime we can assure all Swinton Circle supporters that the Swinton Circle Circulation Service will continue, and that a more low-key meeting featuring a highly respected Brexit analyst may well be taking place over the winter months.

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END CRUELTY TO SCOTLAND’S ANIMALS

In spite of the high-profile banning of Fox Hunting in Scotland prior to its ban in the rest of the United Kingdom (praiseworthy legislation which was actually enacted by the previous Labour Scottish “government”, rather than by the present SNP abomination), cruelty to Scotland’s animals alas continues, most notably in the form of allowing the use of demonic animal snares (which actually cause more suffering to foxes than even hunting with dogs), the ‘culling’ of mountain hares, permitting the use of electric-shock collars for dog training (something already banned by the Welsh authorities), allowing the non-stun slaughter of wildstock and the needless and perverted murder of beavers and seals. All these terrible inhuman activities have been highlighted by the Edinburgh-based OneKind Advocates for Animals organization, to whom full credit must be extended. The current SNP “government” in Holyrood seems ever-ready to shower largesse on third world migrants at the expense of their own indigenous people – but it seems as if they don’t care for the well-being of their indigenous wildlife and domestic animals either!

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SPORTING TROPHIES

The first Ryder Cup competition since Britain’s glorious Brexit decision was held at the start of this month – and resulted in a quite comfortable victory for the United States! As we observed in the October 2014 SCN, the Ryder Cup was initiated in 1927 as a competition between golfers from the United States and the British Isles only. Regretfully, however, following a period of perceived weakness in British Golf, the United States’ opponents were altered to being an all-Europe team in 1979. This alteration never proved satisfactory however, as few other than the most pro-EU fanatics ever found it in them to support the “European” side. At much the same time, however, increasing national self-confidence in Britain and a return of the Corinthian spirit meant that British golfing prowess returned to its former strength so that there was a realistic chance that the nation could once again challenge the United States on its own. Having been given the opportunity to compete in this most iconic golfing competition we didn’t want to advocate denying other European golfers the chance to compete however, so what we suggested therefore was to change the structure of the Ryder Cup so that it became a bi-annual competition in which all nation-states could compete – in much the way as the Davis Cup is scheduled in Lawn Tennis. With the UK’s forthcoming exit from the EU the present structure of the Ryder Cup therefore becomes increasingly meaningless, so we therefore now advocate this suggested change to a wider number of competing nations even more strongly.

But there has been another iconic sporting trophy competed for between the United States and Britain which alas became defunct several years ago now, in 1989 in fact, namely the Wightman Cup for Ladies Lawn Tennis. Again the reason for the discontinuation of this trophy was because of perceived British sporting weakness, but again over more recent years revived British self-confidence has meant that increased British Lawn Tennis success the nation could now once again realistically challenge the United States. The Federation Cup of course now provides a global competition for Ladies Lawn Tennis in much he same way as the Davis Cup does for men, so we therefore do not advocate opening up the Wightman Cup to all nations in the same way as we advocate opening up the Ryder Cup in Golf – but for several years now many have complained that the Ladies Lawn Tennis circuit ends far too early each year, so why therefore don’t the authorities re-inaugurate the traditional Wightman Cup annually each late-November?

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS

An Australian supporter has recently informed us of the most encouraging news that Pauline Hanson, leader of Australia’s patriotic One Nation party, has been re-elected to the Australian Senate as a representative for Queensland at the recent Australian General Election. He has further informed us about a most informative FaceBook Page entitled “Pauline Hanson’s ‘Please Explain’” which can be accessed at :-

https://www.facebook.com/PaulineHansonAu/

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RAF METHERINGHAM

A supporter has recently contacted us with the following most interesting and encouraging message :-

“I am the Curator of the Visitor Centre at the former RAF Metheringham in Lincolnshire UK. I believe a number of South Africans served with the resident 106 Bomber Squadron. If any veterans are still with us or relatives and friends, would very much like to hear from them.”

If any reader could help in this regard then please e-mail the Visitor Centre at RAF Metheringham at : sdreadnought@aol.com

As a result of this exciting contact the Springbok Club is now tentatively contemplating a trip to RAF Metheringham sometime during 2017. Please let us know if you might be interested in joining such an expedition therefore.

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REMEMBERING DR. VERWOERD

A supporter who lived for many years in South Africa, but who is now based once again in his native Australia, has recently sent us an account of his own memories of South Africa during the days of civilized rule under Dr. Hendrik Verwoerd. It reads as follows :-

“It was an ordinary morning and as I moved along Adderley Street in Cape Town. I saw Cape Town as I had seen it every morning since I had arrived in May 1966. Cape Townians moved as they had always moved: with energy and purpose. This was the beginning of South Africa's spring and on this morning of the 6th September 1966, an air of optimism pervaded the Cape Town streets.

“Later in the morning the air of optimism suddenly evaporated. It was the radio that carried the dreadful news of Dimitrios Tsafendas. This mixed bag of mental aberrations had plunged a knife into Hendrik Verwoerd. This was just up the road. We were in the middle of an assassination and we had lost a Prime Minister.

A friend of my sister, Dr Doris Johnson of Groote Schuur, was called to Parliament where she examined and pronounced Dr Verwoerd dead.

“The rest of the day was of reflection. I wrote that South Africans showed little emotion out there on the streets of Cape Town. I think all were stunned beyond belief.

“Balthazar Johannes Vorster took the oath of office and this former OB (Ossewa Brandwag) leader was now the boss of South Africa. I met Mr. Vorster at Plettenberg Bay a few years later and I mentioned my observations of 6th September. He looked at me sadly and nodded. That's all he did. Nod.

“I also met Dr Verwoerd's son-in-law at Hazyview near Nelspruit. I repeated my observations of 1966 and a few precious moments were spent in quiet discussion. Clearly, Dr Verwoerd's assassination continued to reverberate within the Republic of South Africa.”

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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 :-

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

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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.215 – Mr. ANTON FOLJAMBE of Christchurch, New Zealand

Anton Foljambe was the leader of several successive patriotic organizations in New Zealand during the 1990s. He made good and regular contact with our own movement during those days, and in spite of holding a few naïve opinions we established close and very friendly links with him. All contact however suddenly and inexplicably ceased around the year 2000, and although it was briefly re-established in the Internet age during the mid-2000s it unfortunately ended again shortly after this. He always seemed a very good and sincere man, so we would therefore be very keen to learn what has become of him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

CANZUK is an exciting new post-Brexit initiative which advocates closer economic, political and security links between the main countries of the Commonwealth, notably Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. It’s superlative web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.canzuk.co.uk/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CHILD ABUSE

Sir,

Greetings from Pretoria on "Youth Day", a public holiday to commemorate the "Soweto Uprising". No mention is made now that school-kids were encouraged to take to the streets, using stones to engage armed police, ostensibly because they did not want Afrikaans in their school curriculum. It was a case of adults using children as canon-fodder, not unlike certain terrorist movements in Africa to the north of us arm young boys with AK47s and use them as storm-troops against the civilian population.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, Sougth Africa

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FELINE FREEDOM

Sir,

Congratulations on Brexit! Happy (belated) Independence Day!

Yours etc.,

Felix B., New York, New York, U.S.A.

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VICTORY SALUTE

Sir,

WOW................we won !!

Keep up the good work.

Yours etc.,

AvTK, Bath, Somerset, U.K.

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NASTY NATS

Sir,

Let's hope Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP and the ignorant Scots don't get a chance to break-up this country. I honestly think she is worse than Zuma, or just as horrid. They are all the same ideology really. Gerry Adams, Nelson Mandela and the SNP are the same lefties that seek to destroy culture.

Yours etc.,

Simon Low, Broxburn, West Lothian, U.K.

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THE TIMES THEY ARE A’CHANGING

Sir,

I had the feeling the people would wilt under the most disgusting propaganda from not just the “Remain” side but HM government and the civil service doing their masters' bidding. It may have been a bigger margin, but once again the dirty-tricks brigade were at it by extending the registration process by 48 hours (as if it had not been a long enough time to register already). Also the death of that Labour MP was used to blacken the BREXIT campaign with all sort of scurrilous attempts to link them to it. Shameful. Anyway, we have to hold May's (not my favourite Tory and not a great Home Secretary either) feet to the fire and ensure there is no backsliding on the terms or timetable of exit. What the whole process showed those in power was that the public are heartily sick to the back teeth of uncontrolled levels of immigration.

We are starting to live in very interesting times, although I probably will be dead when the endgame starts in earnest.

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.

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OBITUARIES

The past few weeks have sadly seen the deaths of three great sportsmen, all of whom had strong South African connections :-

DICKIE JEEPS

Richard “Dickie” Jeeps, who has died aged 84, was one of the greatest scrum-halves ever to play for England, and with Richard Sharp formed one of the most feared half-back partnerships ever produced by England. Born into a Cambridgeshire fruit farming family, he played club Rugby for both Cambridge and Northampton, and after his playing days were over he became a highly effective and respected administrator, not just in Rugby Union but also for sport in general. He won 24 caps for England and 13 for the British Lions. He toured on three occasions with the British Lions, twice, in 1955 and 1962, to South Africa. These of course were in the days of civilized rule in South Africa when great pressure was placed on sportsmen from other Western countries not to compete there by leftist extremists, so an act of touring not once but twice required great courage and true solidarity with his kith and kin.

TONY MOTTRAM

Anthony “Tony” Mottram, who has died aged 96, was undoubtedly Britain’s greatest male Lawn Tennis player of the immediate post-WWII era. He reached the Men’s Doubles final of the All-England Championship at Wimbledon in 1947 and the quarter-final of the Men’s Singles there in 1948. He also reached the fourth round of the French Open at Roland Garros twice and represented Great Britain in 56 Davis Cup matches. A lifelong patriot he volunteered to serve in the RAF immediately upon the outbreak of WWII, undergoing his initial training in Southern Rhodesia where a fellow-trainee was the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith. He completed his training in South Africa, and then went on to serve with distinction, being awarded the DFC for a daring attack on enemy ships off the Norwegian coast. After his playing career was over he became a Lawn Tennis journalist and a professional coach, with both his son Chris (“Buster”) and daughter Linda playing on the professional circuit. His patriotic as well as his sporting genes ran in his family however, for Buster Mottram became one of very few leading British sportsmen openly prepared to nail his flag to the patriotic mast.

JOHN GLEESON

John Gleeson, who has died aged 78, played Test Cricket for Australia on 29 occasions. Regarded as the most “demon” spin bowlers of his age, he used a unique action involving his middle-finger which caused movement off the pitch in both directions. In all he took 93 wickets in Test Cricket at an average of 36.20, and 430 wickets in all First Class Cricket at 24.95. He toured South Africa with Australia in 1970, again still at the time of civilized rule in that country which thus entailed great bravery in facing the odium of left-wing fanatics. His solidarity with his South African kith and kin went further than this international tour however, for he returned to play for the “rebel” DH Robins XI Tour of 1974/75, and then spent a season playing for Eastern Province in 1975/76, when he was voted South Africa’s Cricketer of the Year.

We salute the memories of all three of these great patriotic sportsmen, and extend our condolences to all members of their families.



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Monday, 26 September 2016

September 2016 Edition

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

September 2016 edition

The victory of the “Vote Leave” campaign in the EU Referendum held in the UK on 23rd June was of course a glorious triumph in itself, but even more encouraging developments have subsequently transpired both in the UK itself and in the Western World as a whole. It is just as if an entirely new – and better – zeitgeist has suddenly emerged!

The first such development has been the spontaneous emergence of what the liberal/left media refers to as “post-Brexit racial attacks”. Although there have been a few isolated examples of physical attacks against members of the immigrant and immigrant-descended population (both Third World from the immediate post-WWII decades, and more recent from eastern Europe as a direct result of Britain’s EU membership) these have in reality been very few and far between. The far more common form that these “attacks” have taken has been verbal and involving wall graffiti. Although perhaps unpleasant, are such expressions of opinion really as reprehensible as the liberal/left media would have us believe? The immigrants (although perhaps in many cases their parents and grandparents) made the voluntarily decision to move to another more advanced country where they must have known that they would not be welcome, so therefore only have themselves (or their parents or grandparents) to blame if they have been upset by any unpleasantness. The surprising thing is that it has taken so many decades for the British people to voice their opposition to these unwelcome waves of immigration, as they were cowered into silence by anti-free speech “race relations” legislation enacted by the Wilson/Heath/Callaghan socialist administrations of the 1960s and 1970s – and more recently by the “politically correct” zeitgeist of the 1990s. The fact that the British people have now been liberated in this regard can therefore surely only be regarded as a good thing for all concerned – particularly as so many of the immigrants and their descendents are now re-locating back to their own countries where they will undoubtedly be far happier and feel more at home.

The second development has been the fact that it now appears “trendy” to have supported Brexit – indeed it seems very difficult to find many people who now openly admit to have voted to Remain! The most pro-EU party, the Liberal Democrats, continue to languish in the opinion polls in spite of the fact that the Labour Party is currently in such complete disarray, and despite the fact that many commentators predicted that as their main aim had been accomplished UKIP would simply wither away, their support under their new leadership has actually been rising! But it is with the governing Conservative Party where this new pro-Brexit energizing has been most noticeable and important however. Although Prime Minister Theresa May supported the Remain side at the Referendum (albeit only luke-warmly) she has now emphatically stated “Brexit means Brexit”, and clearly means it – and 90 to 95% of the Conservative Party have swung into line behind her! The doom-mongering Remainians who predicted economic collapse and disaster immediately following the Brexit vote have been proved to be catastrophically wrong, and most of them have now simply shut up and sulked away into a corner – from where they will probably emerge in a few years time claiming that they secretly supported Brexit all along!

The final development has been that the defiant spirit of Brexit has now spread beyond Britain’s borders, not only to other European nation-states still trapped within the EU, but also to the wider Western world. Already terms such as “Frexit” and “Nexit” etc. have been termed as opinion polls show that the majority of citizens in both France and the Netherlands etc. now favour leaving the EU (indeed the word “Frexit” was seen painted on the road at several places during this year’s Tour de France!). The euphoria of Brexit has furthermore removed the ongoing Greek financial crisis from the international media spotlight, but it is actually continuing unabated, and with one of the main cash-cows keeping the Greek economy afloat soon to leave the EU it means that “Grexit” – at least from the Euro currency – now appears even more inevitable. Meanwhile the current Hungarian government is defiantly opposing the German-inspired mass invasion of the European continent by swarms of Third World migrants, and as a result may be forced out of the EU (which of course will probably be welcomed by the majority of Hungarian people!). This same spirit of national re-assertion is manifesting itself elsewhere around the globe however. As we have observed in the past, the New Zealanders’ decision to retain their true national flag in the Referendum of 24th March of this year can be viewed as the “morning star” of the Brexit triumph, but it is to the United States where perhaps the most encouraging development of this magic year of 2016 may occur. Although just a few months ago a victory for Donald J. Trump in the US Presidential Election seemed impossible, it is now looking increasingly likely – and the invocation of the spirit of Brexit (erstwhile UKIP leader Nigel Farage has already spoken on an official Trump election platform!) has clearly been a major contributing factor for this.

If Donald J. Trump is victorious in November, and if this can then be followed next year by a victory for Marie le Pen in the French Presidential Election (something again which just a few months ago was considered impossible, but is now seeming to be within the bounds of possibility), then quite clearly we will shortly be living in a far different – and far better – world than as recently as 2015! The days ahead will inspire us.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

We are most pleased – and indeed euphoric - to be able to report that this year’s “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk, marking the 126th Anniversary of the foundation of Rhodesia, proved a great success. The turnout at the event this year was clearly higher than last year, and the number of Springbok Club members and supporters in attendance was also a significant increase on previous years. Peter Sladden, who has been organizing these inspiring events at his Manor in Norfolk since 1980, deserves hearty congratulations – a true hero of our times if ever there was one! Robert Mugabe might have thought that he had destroyed Rhodesia when he was handed power in 1980, but he was wrong. The spirit of Rhodesia lives on! A host of pictures from this year’s ceremony can be viewed on the Springbok Club’s FaceBook Page and Group, and a copy of one of the two keynote speeches made at the event can be accessed at :-

http://www.springbk.org.uk/speech14.htm

The date of the 2017 “Raising of the Flag” ceremony has already been set for Sunday 10th September 2017. We would therefore ask all supporters to diarise this date NOW. There will therefore be no excuse for anyone to claim that they weren’t notified far enough in advance!

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The Springbok Club will be making a visit to the Imperial War Museum on Saturday 22nd October, specifically to see a special exhibition being staged there entitled “Curiosities of War”. Provisional arrangements are to assemble in front of the main entrance of the Imperial War Museum at Lambeth Road, London SE1 6HZ (alongside the huge naval guns) between 14.00 hrs. and 14.30 hrs, but for more precise details please either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or 'phone: 07711188430.

In November the Springbok Club will be holding its annual UDI Day Buffet, at which the guest speaker will be a leading military expert who served in the British, South African and Rhodesian armed forces. More details about this event will appear in next month’s SCN.

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

It now looks as if the planned official re-launch of the Swinton Circle featuring a leading personality from the “Vote Leave” campaign in October may have to be put back slightly because of the guest speaker’s tight schedule. This may however prove to be a blessing in disguise, as discussions for a merger between the Swinton Circle and another patriotic organization have still to be finalized (this is in addition to the earlier decision by the 343 Group of Brian Danes and Lindsay Jenkins to merge with the Swinton Circle), and so the planned re-launch meeting could therefore become the first event to be staged by the new larger merged organization. Further details will of course be given in due course in future editions of the SCN.

[ Most readers will probably recall the severe problems experienced by the Swinton Circle which caused the temporary collapse of the organization following a most problematic meeting which the Swinton Circle tried to stage on 31st July 2015. At this meeting the Swinton Circle had invited the leader of an outfit calling itself “Liberty GB”, a certain Mr. Paul Weston, to address the gathering, but in thanks for this act of friendship certain leading officials in “Liberty GB” chose to issue totally unauthorized “invitations” to members of several extremist organizations, who then proceeded to hijack and wreck proceedings. Recently, however, we have learnt of two further most sickening revelations concerning this “Liberty GB” outfit. Firstly they have evidently decided to field a candidate in the Batley & Spen by-election, caused by the terrible murder of the sitting Labour MP Jo Cox, in spite of the fact that all the major parties have decided not to oppose Labour as a mark of respect. This decision by the “Liberty GB” outfit is therefore clearly in shockingly bad taste. Even more significant in this regard, moreover, is the fact that the “Liberty GB” candidate, one Jack Buckby, was clearly implicated in the distribution of the mischief-making unauthorized “invitations” to the disastrous Swinton Circle meeting of 31st July 2015. Secondly a doom-mongering statement issued by Mr.Weston in which he propagates the completely unsubstantiated idea that a Muslim could become British Prime Minister within the next 25 years has recently appeared on the Gatestone Institute’s internet news service. Quite clearly therefore this “Liberty GB” outfit is an unsavoury and indeed highly sinister organization which shouldn’t be touched with a bargepole! ]

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MESSAGE FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

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

“SanWild does not normally raise funds to help domestic animals, but in our immediate area a crisis has come up that needs to be addressed urgently.

“A small organization which does community outreach work have been doing a sterling job in our immediate area. Unfortunately they have now run out of funding and it is our moral and ethical duty to help them avert a crisis, failing which they will have to cease operations. This will be a real tragedy as there is simply no other to take their place to alleviate the suffering of domestic animals in the local communities.

“We will be extremely grateful for your support for this particular project. If you could help we will appreciate cash donation via the link we set up for them on PayPal. Please click here to be directed to the PayPal link.

“You can also send them dog and cat food. For a delivery address please e-mail Louise Joubert on louise@sanwild.org. Cash donations received will be used to pay their veterinary bills for emergency treatment for injured and sick animals.

“It would be wonderful if you could invite your friends to join our FaceBook fundraiser in order to help us to keep this wonderful initiative going.

“We will really appreciate your help! Thank you to those who have already contributed to this worthy cause.”

The SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary can be contacted directly at : http://www.sanwild.org

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THE RIO OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES

Since writing last month’s SCN the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games have taken place, and just as was the case with the earlier Rio Olympic Games they proved to be a great success, and all those pathetic doom-mongers who predicted that there would not be sufficient funds to stage them and that attendances would be poor were proved categorically wrong! For Britain the outstanding triumphs of the 2016 Olympics continued – and indeed were increased on – in the Paralympics, and our hearty congratulations are of course extended to all the worthy British medal winners. The only objection which we have about Britain’s participation concerns those selected as flag-carriers at the respective opening and closing ceremonies. Of these four nominees two were openly-admitted sexual perverts. What an absolutely appalling example to set to the youth of Britain – and indeed to the youth of the world! We therefore call upon those responsible for these disgusting selections to be dismissed and to be barred from all future participation in Olympic and Paralympic ceremonies.

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THE EMPIRE GOES FOR GOLD!

Heather Wheeler, the Conservative MP for South Derbyshire, issued an excellent tweet following the Rio Olympics, in which she drew attention to the fact that sportsmen and women from Great Britain and from the former and current countries of the British Empire won more medals at the 2016 Games than both “the Post-Brexit EU” and “the Rest of the World”! Headlined “Empire Goes for Gold”, Ms. Wheeler listed the number of medals won by GB and the Empire (396) against those won by the post-Brexit EU (258) and the Rest of the World (320), and then went on to state “Now that’s what I call winning! Well done Team GB and our Commonwealth friends; now for the trade agreements”. Predictably this tweet met with odium from yesterday’s men and women of the “politically correct brigade” (still smarting after their crushing defeat in the EU Referendum!), but we – and of course the vast majority of British people around the globe – fully support these positive sentiments so splendidly expressed by Ms. Wheeler. She is certainly a person to watch out for in the future, and we trust will soon obtain a higher government position!

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THE “GOOD” TERRORIST

On 27th August Channel 4 aired a documentary entitled “The Good Terrorist” which told the story of the evil White ANC terrorist John Harris who constructed and planted the bomb which killed Ethel Rhys and badly injured several other people at Johannesburg Central Station in 1964.

In spite of its most offensive title, this documentary did a great service by reminding everyone about this criminal atrocity, and the fact that terrorist activity in South Africa during this time actually involved more White traitors than Black malcontents (the vast majority of Blacks of course lived perfectly happily under civilised White rule – far more happily indeed than most do today under ANC rule!). Harris is a mainly forgotten person today, but his name should always be remembered in ignominy. He was revealed as a truly evil entity – he even looked evil (though to be fair perhaps Channel 4 deliberately chose the worst available pictures of him!) - with a clear self-loathing which manifested itself in hatred for his own kith and kin. Thanks to the efficiency of the SAP he was speedily arrested, and rightfully was hanged for his act of terrorist murder. It was also most significant that this Channel 4 documentary had no qualms about reminding everyone that the notorious trouble-maker Peter Hain knew Harris personally, and indeed read the oration at this terrorist vermin’s funeral. Surely there is still time for Hain’s association with this satanic creature to be investigated further, and to be brought to book if any direct involvement with terrorism can be confirmed?

We also couldn’t help wondering what a far better place South Africa would be today – and indeed what a far better place the world as a whole would be now – if Harris’s fellow ANC terrorist murderer “Nelson” Mandela had been sentenced to the same rightful punishment as Harris for his evil crimes.

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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.214 – Miss DIANE BLEASDALE of Rhodesia and Durban

Diane “Di” Bleasdale was Rhodesian-born, but moved to Durban where she became a high-flying secretary with the Unilever company during the late 1970s. A very attractive woman, she initially showed great interest in the work of the Save Rhodesia Campaign (a number of whose leading local members worked for the Unilever organization), but alas she never became active in any way within the campaign, and indeed became inexplicably “cool” towards one of the leading members. Instead she seemed to devote her considerable energies and talents to the “Rotaract” organization (the junior wing of the international Rotary Clubs). Subsequently it came to light that her parents had been killed in a terrorist atrocity in Rhodesia, and this might well explain why she decided to turn her back on the Save Rhodesia Campaign and instead devote herself to the non-political “Rotaract” organisation. Even so we would be very interested to learn whatever happened to her, and where she is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

A supporter still based in South Africa has recently informed us about a most interesting YouTube video featuring the Russian anti-Communist activist Vladimir Bukovsky in which he explains the frightening similarities between the former Soviet Union and today’s European Union. It is well worth a view, and can be accessed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m41Tdl5mvdg&feature=youtu.be

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

OUT OF THE MOUTH ….

Sir,

I am well aware that Muhammad Ali's views on what can term race in the 1960s and 1970s earned him the approbation of segregationists in Britain and the US; indeed, in 1972 he said of the South African government that "they believe in the same thing I do - segregation."

However, I see no reason to condemn him. He made the eminently sensible statement that "I don't believe in forcing integration. I don't want to go where I'm not wanted."

Forced integration is no more acceptable than forced segregation. It is a question of freedom of association. I wish that the illiberal liberals behind such things as the legalised kidnapping of forced bussing due to their obsession with a "proper racial balance" had had as much sense as the now late and lamented Mr.Ali.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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DOUBLE EXPOSURE

Sir,

I see from last month’s SCN that Mr.Paul Griffin is still causing you problems. I’ve been informed that one of the two Springbok Club committee members who he persuaded to resign was Ms.Claudia Dalgleish, otherwise known as Claudia Bryan. I’ve been doing a bit of investigation and see that Ms.Dalgleish was involved in a previous controversy with someone named Griffin when she was sexually harassed by the leader of the BNP, Nick Griffin :-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2106633/BNP-leader-Nick-Griffin-sex-pest-exposed-glamour-model-car.html

One would have thought that after suffering at the hands of one political extremist named Griffin she would have been very careful about becoming involved with another!

Yours etc.,

J.B., London, U.K.

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OBITUARY

BRIAN VERNON BAKER

Alas life did not deal Brian Vernon Baker, who sadly died earlier this year at the age of only 66, a very good hand of cards. His mother died within 25 minutes of his birth, and he was involved in a road accident when aged only 10.

Whilst at junior school he sat in their South Africa House, and his father Charlie Baker, an inspector of shipwrights at Chatham Dockyard, carved a superlative plaque for the House featuring a Springbok superimposed on a wooden map of the whole of Africa! Although even by his own admission he was not academically brilliant, he was even so a skilled writer and story-teller, and his Friday afternoon stories which he regularly composed and delivered at junior school proved more popular than those of anybody else.

Unfortunately he didn’t receive very good career advice at school, and left aged 16 to join the Post Office, which subsequently metamorphosised into British Telecom and then BT, where he stayed until he took premature retirement. During his time with BT he was seconded twice to India in order to assist their local subsidiary. As a result of his time in India he wrote a brilliant and most amusing book about his experiences, but alas in spite of much trying he wasn’t able to get it published.

Brian was a staunch British patriot, and proudly served with the Royal Naval Reserve. He also expressed interest in the work of the Springbok Club, but alas was only able to attend one of the organisation’s activities, a trip to the Royal Engineers’ Museum and re-enactment display in Gillingham, as failing health and his distance from London prevented further participation. Although never very sporting, he did take up both rifle-shooting and croquet with a relish whilst serving in the RNR. His main passion in life, however, was nature (he was a keen lifelong animal lover) and in his retirement served as a leading official supervising the Beregrave Nature Reserve in Rainham.

Happily Brian did enjoy one positive aspect of life, as he was blessed with a wonderful charming wife, Rhona, who bore him two children. Sadly however bad fortune struck him again towards the end of his life, for Rhona died a sudden and unexpected death a year before his own tragic death, which came after a long and debilitating illness.

Brian Baker was a great man who served his country well to the best of his abilities. Alas however his country often seemed to fail him. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his two children.

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Thursday, 25 August 2016

August 2016 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

August 2016 edition

Everyone knew that London 2012 would be a very hard act to follow, and there were many doomsayers who predicted that the 2016 Rio Olympic Games would prove to be a disaster. Some even went as far as to advocate that the Games be cancelled (though don’t forget that there were also similar unpatriotic killjoys who treacherously said the same about the London 2012 Games – as we commented about at the time!), but in the end all these dire predictions turned out to be false, and Rio de Janeiro produced a most spectacular and memorable Olympiad. To be sure, there were a few problems, most notably poor attendances and a number of administrative and broadcasting hiccups, but the Rio Games in no way proved the disaster of Montreal 1976, nor even the anti-climaxes of Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004.

On the whole Rio 2016 lived up to the original Olympic ideals of Baron Pierre de Coubertin and Dr. William Brookes – albeit on a more global scale and in the current age of professionalism. Eddie Butler, the BBC commentator, pontificated in an opening broadcast that the early Olympics were a purely White male affair. This assertion of his was manifestly untrue however, as women competed in both Lawn Tennis and Golf at the second ever Olympics in Paris 1900, and have been present ever since, and the first Black to compete at the Olympics was a French competitor at Paris 1900 (although it is believed that an Egyptian and a Turk competed at Athens 1896). The presence of non-Whites was however a matter of increasing controversy during early years, as many argued that Negroes possessed innate physical advantages. This debate became most intense shortly prior to the 1936 Berlin Olympics when it was seriously advocated that there should be separate Olympics for Westerners, Africans and Orientals (indeed we argued this ourselves in an article which appeared in S.A.Patriot No.24). Alas the international knee-jerk reaction to the evils of the Nazi regime made such a racially-based idea unthinkable following WWII. Be this as it may, it has been clearly noticeable that the increasing ascendancy of Black and Oriental competitors during the 1960s and 1970s subsequently flattened-out, and indeed during the latest two Olympiads has started to decline. Perhaps therefore such a logical development of staging separate Olympics for the three main ethnic groups will eventually come to fruition later this century.

For the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team the Rio 2016 Olympics proved an unqualified triumph. Not only did the total number of medals won, 67, surpass even London 2012’s total of 65 (and indeed was the second highest total ever, after London 1908) but furthermore, although the number of their Gold medals declined on the face of it from 29 to 27, two less of these were won by “plastic Brits”, so the number won by true Britons therefore remained the same! It has often been argued – and we certainly agree – that the triumphant achievements and “feel-good effect” which resulted from the London 2012 Olympics was one of the main contributing factors which gave the British people the self-confidence to vote to Leave the EU at the 2016 Referendum. We would actually go further than this and assert that the euphoria generated by the “Brexit” victory was one of the main reasons why the GB & NI team performed so confidently and triumphantly at Rio. Donald Trump aims to make America great again – but 2016 has shown that Britain already is Great again!

For South Africa, however, Rio 2016 simply confirmed yet again the extent of the decline of the “new” South Africa. Of the only two Gold medals which they claimed one was obtained by the most novel expedient of fielding a man in a women’s event, and the other, that of Wayde van Niekerk, has evidently been condemned by certain ANC supporters because his mother achieved athletic prowess through the infrastructure and facilities provided by the former NP Government! In the days of civilized rule South Africa was of course a sporting super-power on a par with Australia. Today such a comparison is laughable, and can only be revived once civilized rule is restored to the nation as a whole.

But for Brazil itself the 2016 Games must have the happiest memories. For a nation beset by economic woes and endemic corruption in government they were not only an uplifting distraction, but also produced the highest level of Olympic success ever for the nation (a total of 19 medals, including 7 Golds). Brazil of course was a Portuguese colony up until 1822, and from then until well into the 20th Century could be regarded – using modern parlance – as a first-world country. Sadly as the 20th Century progressed multi-culturalism also increased (slavery wasn’t abolished in Brazil until 1888), and as a result the county declined economically, socially and as far as law and order was concerned. Today therefore Brazil can no longer be regarded as a first-world nation – perhaps not quite as bad as the third-world basket-cases of Africa and Asia, but sadly seemingly heading in that direction. Watching the 2016 Olympics, however, it was noticeable how many White faces were in evidence, maybe not so much among the competitors themselves, but certainly among officials and spectators. Brazil therefore still has the potential to rejoin the civilized first-world nations around the globe. The Caetano government of Portugal during the early 1970s enthusiastically tried to establish a Lusitanian Commonwealth, which would basically have been an alliance between the two great Portuguese speaking nations of the world. Perhaps, if “Pexit” can ever come about, such an idea can be resuscitated, with Portuguese input and assistance helping to restore the fortunes of the Brazilian nation after decades of political corruption and decline. Viva Portugal – Viva Brasil!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Alas the Springbok Club’s problematic year continued last month. Regrettably the organisation’s planned guest speaker for August, Mr. Johnny Rodrigues of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, was taken ill during his overseas tour, and as a result the meeting which he was to have address had to be postponed. We say postponed rather than cancelled because during a ‘phone conversation towards the end of his trip, by which time he had happily made a fine recovery, he informed us that he would be visiting the UK again next year during a follow-up overseas tour, and confirmed that he definitely hoped to speak for the organization again then.

Unfortunately also contact with the global yachtsman who it was anticipated would address the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club last month was lost (no doubt he has been away on his travels again!), but needless to say once contact has been re-established we hope that an informal gathering for him to tell the Branch a bit about his journeys to Britain’s overseas territories and other places in the Caribbean will be re-planned.

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In view of these recent unavoidable problems it therefore seems more important than ever that a good contingent of Springbok Club members and supporters attend the annual Raising of the Flag Memorial Gathering in Norfolk (celebrating the day when Southern Rhodesia, “The Jewel of the Crown”, was founded), to which the organization has again been most honoured to be invited to participate in. The details of this year’s event are as follows :-

Date : Sunday 11th September 2016

Times : Gathering to commence with a convivial buffet meal and drinks at 12.00 hrs, actual flag-raising ceremony to commence at 14.30 hrs

Venue : SOUTHREPPS HALL, Southrepps, Norfolk, NR11 8TG

This event celebrates the founding of Rhodesia by the raising of the Union Flag at what became Salisbury on 13th September 1890. This event was re-enacted every year thereafter at Cecil Square, Salisbury, until the advent of the ZANU-PF regime in 1980. Thereafter, however, it has continued to be re-enacted in the grounds of Southrepps Hall in Norfolk. As well as the re-enactment of the raising of the Union Flag this event will also include speeches about Cecil John Rhodes and Rhodesia, a short religious service, the playing of both the British and the Rhodesian national anthems by the Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band, and the firing of a 21-gun salute. Buffet food and drinks will be served to all attendees prior to the main event, and teas and light refreshments afterwards.

We hope that as many Springbok Club members and supporters as possible will be able to journey to Norfolk to attend this most inspiring and uplifting ceremony. Southrepps Hall is situated not far from Cromer, where overnight accommodation can always be arranged. The nearest train station is Gunton, from where onward transport can be organized if arrangements are made in advance. For more details please either e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or 'phone: 07711188430.

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

As reported in last month’s SCN, the Swinton Circle was successfully re-established at a meeting in June, and plans are now well afoot to stage a re-launch meeting in the form of an Autumn Buffet featuring a prominent personality from the “Vote Leave”” campaign in October. For more information please e-mail: swinton@netcomuk.co.uk

Unfortunately, however, it must be reported that Mr. Paul Griffin, the former Committee member of the Swinton Circle who revealed himself as being a far-Right infiltrator whose aim was either to destroy or to take over the organization on behalf of extremist elements, has been up to his dirty tricks again. As most readers will probably recall, following the disruption and wrecking of the disastrous Swinton Circle meeting of 31st July 2015 Mr. Griffin made contact with another Committee member of the organisation, Mr. Paul Symons, and induced him also to resign his membership. It is uncertain whether Mr. Griffin did this by smearing and bad-mouthing other Committee members of the Swinton Circle, or simply by putting the “frighteners” on Mr. Symons. Now alas comes news that two leading members of the Springbok Club have resigned following apparent similar advances made by Mr. Griffin. As the Springbok Club is not a political organization and has no direct connection to the Swinton Circle, we therefore wonder just what Mr. Griffin’s game is. Needless to say we would be very interested to learn precisely what Mr. Griffin has been saying in order to induce leading members to leave the two organizations, for if his words turn out to be slanderous then he will certainly be hearing from our lawyers. Needless to say, any information which can be provided in this respect will be treated with utmost confidence.

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APPEAL FROM “NETWORK FOR ANIMALS”

We have recently received the following appeal for help from the Network for Animals organisation :-

“Two years ago Gail Basson sold her house and together with Shireen Williams bought a desolate piece of land in South Africa and formed Fallen Angels, a search and rescue mission for injured and abandoned dogs and cats.

“Today Fallen Angels is home to 255 dogs and 40 sick cats. Dogs like Jagger, who was bred as a fighting dog. When he became sick, a vicious thug threw acid over his face, blinding him in one eye and leaving huge wounds on his face. Then the monster cut off Jagger’s ears.

“Fallen Angels rescued Jagger, paid for his medical care and gave him refuge in their sanctuary. Jagger is one of hundreds of dogs that Fallen Angels has rescued in its short existence. People who spot an injured, abandoned dog or cat call Fallen Angels and no matter what time, day or night, Shireen and her team go and rescue them in a huge area around Melkbosstrand in South Africa’s Western Cape. They take them to the sanctuary, feed and provide medical care, love and pamper them and wherever possible find them homes.

“To the dogs and cats who find themselves in Fallen Angels, Shireen and her team are saints and the dogs reward them by showing their love in wagging tails and happy barks. Shireen and her team do all this for love of the animals. None of them draw salaries. Their lives are devoted to animals.

“They ask nothing for themselves but what they need desperately is a vehicle. They have no car of their own and rely on volunteers with cars to come to the aid of the dogs and cats in need. But sometimes in the early hours of the morning no volunteer can be found. So Fallen Angels has been saving to buy a pick-up truck with a canopy that can be based at the sanctuary and used to rescue animals no matter what the time is.

“Fallen Angels is doing tremendous work on a shoe-string budget led by a determined team and backed by volunteers, many from local schools.

“Will you help Network for Animals help the Fallen Angels? Network has promised to ask our supporters to make a donation and be as generous as you can today, not only to help buy a rescue vehicle, but provide food and medical care for the dogs and cats of Fallen Angels.

“It’s amazing how kind human beings can be. Shireen and her team give their lives to the animals. They deserve your support, Please help ”

To assist Network fro Animals and Fallen Angels go to –

https://networkforanimals.org/donate/?nid=89b6639e084790acd4b3a6c48bb82347&uid=1d089a19ff9685a463184f25a4532302

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DRAMATIC DEVELOPMENTS CONCERNING THE 1995 RUGBY WORLD CUP

Ever since the final of the 1995 Rugby World Cup in the “new” South Africa rumours have abounded that the mysterious last-minute illnesses experienced by several members of the All Blacks team were the result of deliberate poisoning. Although invariably dismissed by the pro-ANC Left as an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory, a recently-published book written by a very unlikely person, namely a certain Rory Steyn who acted as a bodyguard to the terrorist leader Mandela at that time, asserts that the deliberate poisoning theory was in fact true! Although Steyn intimates that this poisoning was arranged at the behest of a Far Eastern betting-syndicate, all the circumstantial evidence seems to indicate that it was in fact ordered by the “new” South African authorities who wished to portray the terrorist Mandela in a good light, and thereby to entrench his grip on power. The report in question can be accessed at :-

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunion/4750515/Mandela-book-stirs-rugby-poison-riddle.html

Following the revelation that Lance Armstrong systematically took performance-enhancing drugs during his Cycling career, all of his victories in the Tour de France and other major competitions have been annulled. We believe, however, that the deliberately poisoning of your opponents is a far more serious crime than personal drug usage. We therefore call upon the International Rugby Football Board (World Rugby) to investigate the matter thoroughly, and if, as seems likely, it is confirmed that deliberate poisoning did take place (for whatever reason) to annul the result of the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

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ANGLO-BOER WAR COMMEMORATIONS IN AUSTRALIA

We were most inspired when we learnt recently that two events had been held in Tasmania, Australia, during June (one in Launceston and the other in Hobart) in order to commemorate all Tasmanians who served in the second Anglo-Boer War. These events were organised by Mr. Reg Watson of the Anglo-Saxon-Keltic Society. We congratulate Mr. Watson and the organization which he represents on their initiative in this regard, fuller details of which can be found by accessing :-

http://www.regwatson.com/interests/boer-war-commemorative-day/

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LATEST NEWS FROM PEGIDA

We have recently received the following most interesting report from Pegida UK :-

“Pegida UK, led by Paul Weston, Anne Marie Waters, and Tommy Robinson staged a silent walk through the town centre of Rotherham on June 4th 2016 in protest at the appalling injustices suffered by children and families in that town, and at the continuing sexual abuse by predatory gangs of Muslim men across England to this day.

“The town of Rotherham has now become synonymous with the grooming, rape, and prostitution of young girls by organized gangs throughout the country – gangs comprised almost exclusively of Muslims. Pegida UK believes that such men have acted with virtual impunity for decades because a culture of ‘political correctness’ and fear of ‘racist’ or ‘Islamophobic’ labels has prevented firm action from being taken.

“Public bodies – including the police and social services – looked away and took no action to tackle these appalling crimes in order to avoid causing offence to Islamic communities, or risking the ire of so-called 'community leaders'. Political leaders also feared upsetting voting blocs, or admitting that their multicultural project may not in fact have been working.

“Pegida UK reached out to the ordinary men and women of Britain and asked them to join them in a peaceful silent walk in Rotherham, and to show politicians and other leaders that we are tired of the two-tier justice system that is forming in our country. Rapists should be punished and our children should be protected.

“False accusations of 'Islamophobia' will no longer silence the British people.

“The Pegida UK event was a peaceful, no-alcohol, silent march of protest. Families and people from all backgrounds were welcomed to join patriots from all over the country in Rotherham. Homophobes, Nazis, racists and anti-Semites, however, were not welcome. Pegida UK was in Rotherham to demand people’s rights are protected, that people receive justice, and that all are treated equally under one British law.”

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REVEALING REPORT FROM HNP

The HNP has recently sent us the following brief but most revealing report about what really happened in South Africa during the late 1980s under the NP Government of PW Botha. Translated it reads as follows :-

“Niël Barnard was the head of National Intelligence (NI) in the 1980s. He was instructed by PW Botha, then President of South Africa, to have secret talks with the communist Nelson Mandela about his (Mandela's) release and a one-man one-vote election and the transfer of political power to the ANC. PW Botha’s Cabinet of was not aware of this.

“Niël Barnard published these facts in his book Secret Revolution: Memoirs of a Spymaster.

“These facts were discussed on 22nd to 24th February on Pretoria FM (104.2 FM).”

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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.213 – Mr. DON GILLIAT of Durban

Don Gilliat was a leading member of The Sons of England, a patriotic organization for those specifically of English descent. He lived in Durban North and was a most friendly and affable man, and in 1988 gave a masterful speech to the Durban Parliamentary Debating Society about the history of the South African flag and why it was so important that its design should not be altered in any way, bringing with him a younger colleague from The Sons of England by the name of Mike Smith (no connection of course to the notorious Mike “Scruffy” Keith-Smith!). So impressed were we by the talk which Don Gilliat gave (which of course subsequently proved extremely relevant!) that it was re-printed in S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.31. The Sons of England organization had evidently originated in Canada during the 19th Century, but had then spread to South Africa and Rhodesia where it gained greater support. Unfortunately our contact with this estimable body came somewhat too late, for we were forced to relocate operations to the UK very shortly after initial contact had been made, and before our movement could establish any firm links with them. Subsequent attempts to initiate long-distance communication with them have also alas failed, as it appears that the organization has floundered under the conditions of the “new” South Africa We would therefore be very keen to learn not only what has happened to Don Gilliat and Mike Smith personally, but also any news about The Sons of England as an organisation.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

A supporter has recently recommended a a web-page from the Gates of Vienna web-site to us which features the epoch-marking speech recently delivered by Victor Orban, the Prime Minister of Hungary. It can be accessed at :-

http://gatesofvienna.net/2016/03/viktor-orban-the-time-has-come-for-opposition-and-resistance/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

HAIR-RAISING DEVELOPMENT

Sir,

Can anybody explain why we have so many male hairdressers opening all around the country, way beyond the demand? A trip to London by bus reveals these places open for business way beyond normal hours, with young males lounging around. Am I seeing beyond the actual innocence of the situation?

Yours etc.,

MHGE, Crawley, Sussex, U.K.

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TREASON’S TOLL

Sir,

There was absolutely no justification for the Easter Rising of 1916. The Irish had full democratic rights and were if anything over-represented in the British Parliament. To rise against a democratic government which you're free to oppose, especially in wartime, is treason and deserves the death penalty. I would have been inclined to have the seven leaders hanged - not shot - for treason and murder and the rest given life sentences and left to rot in jail for decades, whether or not people were daft enough to elect them as MPs.

As for Partition - if Ireland had the right to secede from the UK, a part of it had the right to secede from Ireland and stay British. Looking at the history of post-partition Ireland, they'd have all been a lot better off as part of Britain rather than in what was for decades the most socially backward democracy in Western Europe.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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SECRET KNOWLEDGE

Sir,

Where can I get more info about Aida Parker? How did she know so long ahead what was coming?

I spoke to an old woman from South America who worked in their South African embassy in 1984. She said that in 1984 they knew if de Klerk becomes president South Africa would be doomed. How did she know so long ahead what was coming?

Yours etc.,

Heinrich Koch, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

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“THE ROPER SET”

A number of readers have enquired in the past about what actually was “The Roper Set”, which has often been mentioned in the write-ups of those featured in our “Where are they now?” section.

“The Roper Set” was a celebrated ad hoc social grouping which was active in Durban during the 1970s and 80s, and was often compared to “The Happy Valley Set” which operated in Kenya during the 1920s and 30s – though without the adulterous excesses! Named after Paul Roper (see SCN April 2001), a 5 foot 2 inches only child from Bournemouth in the UK who had been blessed with charisma-plus, “The Roper Set” operated out of three successive communal houses, the first in Glenashley, Durban North, then on Blair Atholl Road, Westville, and finally in Glen Anil, Durban North. There were a succession of people who lived in these communal houses, though of course always including Paul Roper himself. During the final years at Glenashley during the late 1970s the other residents had however stabilised to Jean “Mumsy” Clements, Dawn Dorkin and John “Mr.Pastry” Hartnall. Shortly before the move to Westville Dawn Dorkin decided to move into her own plush flat in the Albert Park area (though she remained a leading figure in “The Set” itself), but this turned out to be very fortuitous as one existing residents at the new house, James “Jesse” Kinnell, didn’t wish to leave, and as a result became a keen addition to “The Set” himself.

People gravitated to Paul Roper and “The Roper Set” as if magnetized, with each weekend proving an “open house” which saw dozens of “members” turning up in order to partake of the idyllic atmosphere and joyful camaraderie. The main centre of activities was always in and around the swimming pool (there was one at all three venues), and an unofficial bar was constantly in operation, and always well stocked with an abundance of bottles of Lions and Castles! Most Sunday evenings saw “The Set” encamp to The Bell Inn, Durban North (then under the management of two other “members”, Tony and Elaine Long – although they subsequently moved on to manage Durban Collegians Club, another venue regularly patronized by “The Set”) where all partook of a very late Sunday “lunch”, which was invariably followed by a film show for all diners.

Most “members” of “The Set” were not South Africans however (certainly not most of the men), but were first-generation Pommie immigrants. “The Set” was also not overtly political (although it did include several of those involved with the publishing of S.A.Patriot), but as it functioned during the time of civilized rule in South Africa when the country was demonized by the Liberal/Left around the world, even to emigrate to the country at that time clearly meant making a political statement in favour of the existing status quo. All however were “gut patriots” in both the South African and British contexts, and during one trip which Paul Roper organized in a hired coach to the Wild Coast Casino at the time of the Falklands War the whole bus reverberated with patriotic songs for most of the journey!

Alas “The Set” was often condemned as being purely “hedonistic” by several members of the “religious Right” in Durban (the “Willmerites”), but this criticism was grossly unfair. All “members” tended to work hard and to play hard. Jean Clements ran her own hairdressing salon and was once a South African champion hairdresser, Dawn Dorkin ran her own hugely successful debt-collecting agency, John “Pastry” was a highly qualified accountant who was “head-hunted” on several occasions, Tony Welch was a popular and top professional dentist practicing on The Bluff, and Paul Roper himself was a massively successful sales rep’ (travelling in ladies underwear - a description which often caused much amusement!) whose earnings were sufficient not only to keep the successive communal houses functioning, but also to buy himself a top-of-the-range Mercedes. Practically all of the male “members” of “The Set” were also leading sportsmen. Paul Roper had once won Currie Cup Soccer colours playing for The Transvaal, and seemed unbeatable in practically every ball-game which he turned his hand to. Several “members” played Soccer for Durban Collegians, and many regularly competed in the Comrades Marathon, with Keith Hulse once recording a time fast enough to gain a silver medal - and Paul Roper invariably finishing wearing a pair of ladies panties on his head! Alan Mountford, originally from Stoke-on-Trent and one of the leading “members” of “The Set”, was a fantastic all-round sportsman, excelling at Soccer and Lawn Tennis and even turning his hand to show-jumping, and his younger brother Peter once achieved the incredible performance of finishing in the top ten in the Duzi Canoe Marathon!

During the early 1980s Paul Roper staged amazing fancy dress parties to celebrate his birthday three years running – the final two of which involved hiring a coach and making a “pub crawl” with all attendees in full fancy dress to all of the hotels in the popular Gooderson’s chain around the city! Another regular feature when resident in Westville (where as well as a large swimming pool the house also contained a Lawn Tennis court) was the Blair Athol Grant Lawn Tennis Tournament (neatly combining the name of the road where it was situated with the name of S.A.Patriot’s sports correspondent). This consisted of eight pairs of doubles split into two leagues, with each pair playing all the others in each group over five games, which were played in full regardless of the score. The only snag was that after each game the winning pair (not the losers) had to drink a glass of champagne and orange juice each! The top two in each group then advanced to the semi-finals which consisting of a full set (winners of one group playing the runners-up in the other) with again a glass of champagne and orange juice having to be drunk after each game by the winners. The two winning teams then took part in the final – though this time without any champagne requirement! Paul Roper inevitable won this tournament (regardless of his partner), with Tony Welch seemingly equally inevitably being runner-up. These fantastic days of entertainment didn’t consist only of the tournament itself however. A book was made on the tournament result, and after the final a sumptuous braai was staged where drinks flowed freely, and with even a humourous poem being composed and read celebrating the day’s proceedings!

Unfortunately towards the end of the 1980s, as South Africa started to collapse under the sellout NP government, the activities of “The Roper Set” also started to decline. Paul Roper himself surprised everybody by eventually getting married (he had had a succession of most beautiful girlfriends throughout the years when “The Set” was at its height) and fathered a son. Once the final surrender to the ANC terrorists seemed inevitable, however, the majority of the “members” returned to the UK or onwardly re-emigrated (Tony Welch and “Big Hearted” Billy McCall apparently went to Australia and “Pinetown Pete” Jefferson-Green is believed to have gone to Canada), and sadly all subsequent attempts to re-contact leading members have proved unsuccessful.

Although not overtly political, “The Roper Set” provided one most vital source of strength for the patriotic movement in Durban. It provided a happy and exhilarating “home from home” where patriotic activists could relax and unwind, and thereby re-charge their batteries ready for more hard campaigning in the days ahead. This was something which the boring, moaning killjoys of the “religious Right” – the “Willmerites” – could never provide!

But “The Roper Set” also did something else far more long-term. It provided a “golden vision” of what Western men and women could still achieve even throughout the dark days of the second half of the 20th Century. Those who were “members” of “The Set” were of course of the same blood and DNA as those who three-quarters of a century earlier had created the greatest Empire which the world had ever seen. They were a continuum of the best virtues of “The Happy Valley Set”, though without its main faults. It would not be an exaggeration to state that “The Roper Set” fully epitomized Nietzsche’s Superman..

Perhaps most importantly, however, is the manner in which the glorious memory which those halcyon days continues to inspire the more politically-motivated of the “members”. In the adventurous and self-confident atmosphere of South Africa during the 1970s and 80s “The Roper Set” provided a lifestyle and spirit of joie de vivre which simply couldn’t be contemplated in their British homeland of that time. It is however a self-confident spirit which we detect is now at last re-emerging in Britain again after half-a-century of slumber – as the “Brexit” triumph and the glorious achievements at the Rio Olympics seem to indicate!

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