Monday, 11 June 2018

June 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

June 2018 edition

Following the magic year of 2016 when patriotic forces were triumphant throughout the West, from New Zealand through Brexit Britain to the United States, 2017 alas proved a big disappointment. There were high hopes that elections both in the Netherlands and in France would produce similar swings towards patriotic sentiments as in the Anglosphere the previous year, but sadly this was not to be. Even though Emmanuel Macron has initially proved a somewhat better President of France than we ever dared to hope, he has still been found wanting on the two most important issues facing the French nation, namely continuing EU entrapment and the increasing number of alien migrants being allowed to enter and remain in the country.

It was therefore expected that 2018 would produce the same disappointments as 2017, certainly as far as the great European nation-states were concerned. The result of the Italian General Election earlier this year happily proved this prediction wrong however! In spite of the fact that it has taken the triumphant patriotic parties months to get their act together, and although the EU powers did their best to control the actions of the Italian President, a new right-wing popularist government has now at last been sworn in, which is both EuroSceptic and firmly opposed to the migrant invasion. Although many commentators try to portray the 5-Star Movement (the largest single party in the new government) as “of the left”, the reality is that this party is more anarchist-inclined than socialist, and furthermore is probably the most EuroSceptic party of them all. La Lega (The League) certainly caused many misgivings in its earlier incarnation as La Lega Nord (The Northern League) as they were then clearly splittists who hoped that the northern regions of Italy would breakaway from the rest of the country – thus helping fulfil a basic aim of the EU hierarchy in “Balkanising” Europe into smaller and more controllable statelets. Now that La Lega has re-branded itself and has dropped all the splittist nonsense it has become far more acceptable, and indeed has found that its other policies have gained it significant support in the south of the country!

The combined vote obtained by the patriotic parties was over 70% (32.5% for the 5-Star Movement, 17.5% for La Lega, 14% for Forza Italia and 8% for smaller patriotic parties) – a truly phenomenal achievement. Already the new Italian government has pledged to repatriate at least half-a-million unwanted alien migrants as soon as possible, and the idea of Italy leaving the Euro monetary zone is now firmly on the table – a move which could then inextricably lead to “Itexit”! The future for Italy – indeed the future for the whole of the European continent - therefore seems to be electrifying!

There have been those who have maintained that Europe’s salvation will come from Hungary and other small eastern European states such as Poland and the Czech Republic. Although we have nothing but admiration for Viktor Orban and his government in Hungary, and indeed for their Czech and Polish counterparts, the fact remains that these are only very small countries with no real influence or global power. Italy however is different. Not only is Italy a relatively large industrial power, but it has also constantly “punched above its weight” in the international arena – including having established its own Empire during the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Libya and the Horn of Africa, Britain of course led the struggle for the freedom of the great European nation-states with its glorious Brexit vote in 2016, but alas since then leadership has been sadly lacking. Italy, however, now seems to have a fully committed patriotic government in place, which can therefore lead the renewed charge against the egalitarian EU establishment.

We do however still foresee a serious problem confronting the new Italian government, as their praiseworthy aim of repatriating their illegal migrant swarm may prove to be far easier said than done. Italy has been the main route into Europe used by the migrant hordes, simply because of Italy’s close proximity to Libya – and of course since the deposing of the the tyrannical Libyan madman Gadaffi, and the failure of the Western powers to remain on the ground in that sorry land in order to establish order, the country has descended into pure anarchy. If migrants are to be returned there then under present conditions there will be nothing to stop them returning over and over again. Libya was of course an Italian colony from 1911 until Imperial responsibility was abdicated in 1953 (albeit that in reality the WWII Allies controlled the country from 1943 onwards), so if Italy was to have the courage to re-establish its former colonial role and to control its coastline then the migrant’s route back into Europe would be eliminated. Will the new Italian Government have the vision and daring to take such a step we wonder? If so then they will receive the thanks and admiration of all the peoples of Europe. VIVA l’ITALIA!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Details of the Springbok Club’s June meeting are as follows :-

Date : Tuesday 19th June 2018

Time : assemble from 13.00 hrs onwards, meeting to commence at 13.30 hrs.

Venue: THE ANTELOPE (the upstairs “Snug Room”), 22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8EZ

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

Guest Speaker : Mr. ANTHONY “TONY” WILLIAMS BA (Hons)

- who will speak on the theme of “Patriotism in the modern era: An Australian perspective”

Tony Williams was born at Birmingham in 1956 and educated at Wylde Green College, Warwick, and Colchester Royal Grammar School. His father, a staunch patriot, served with distinction in Bomber Command during WWII and founded a successful wine and spirits importing and wholesale company. Tony pursued further education at the College for the Distributive Trades in Leicester Square where he obtained diplomas in Applied Economics, Marketing, Law and Accounts. Following on in his father’s trade he founded and became director of several wine and spirit wholesale and retail companies, obtaining exclusive agencies for wine products from France, Germany and South Africa, as well as beer brands from The Netherlands and Bulgaria. He became the largest importer of lager into the UK, for which his company received the Anglo-Dutch Award for Enterprise presented by Margaret Thatcher. After a takeover by a major UK brewery Tony completed post-graduate studies at Brighton University before emigrating to Australia, where he now lives with his wife and family in Canberra, and works as a clinical therapist at a private medical centre.

He joined and was active in the National Front (then still a mainstream and democratic party) in 1973, and was also a keen member of several other patriotic and pro-Rhodesian and pro-South African organisations. He was a member of the famous party of five [then] young British patriots who toured Rhodesia in 1976 in order to express their solidarity with the Rhodesian people. During this trip he met the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith and several other leading Rhodesian personalities, and was interviewed on RTV by Harvey Ward. He also visited South Africa during the 1980s when he spoke at meetings of the HNP in Johannesburg and the Patriotic Forum in Durban. A skilled public speaker, he has also spoken at a meeting of the Kent Branch of the Rhodesians Worldwide organisation. His main interests are classical history, poetry and travel.

For more information about this event either e-mail springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone 07711188430.

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The Springbok Club has again been asked to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. This year this important and inspiring event has been scheduled for Sunday 16th September, and as this will be the first such ceremony since the sad death of Mr. Peter Sladden (who initiated the continuation of this annual ceremony which previously took place at Cecil Square, Salisbury, Rhodesia) it will therefore be staged in special honour of his memory. We ask all supporters to diarise this date therefore, and to make every effort to attend this year’s event.

[ In view of the importance of this year’s “Raising of the Flag” ceremony, and the fact that the Springbok Club has been asked to take a leading role in organising the event and ensuring that it will be a success, it has therefore been decided to suspend Springbok Club activities for July and August in order to concentrate upon this great honour and responsibility.]

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum staged a most enjoyable and successful meeting in order to celebrate Empire Day and Bermuda Day last month. The text of the speech which was given at this event can be accessed at :-

http://www.springbk.org.uk/speech17.htm

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On Saturday 7th July the Patriotic Forum will be celebrating Canada Day (albeit a week late!) by staging a trip to Greenwich in order to visit sites associated with General James Wolfe which are situated there. Rendezvous outside the main entrance to St.Alfege’s Church, 3 Greenwich Church Street, Greenwich, London SE10 9BJ, between 12.00 noon and 12.30 hrs.

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On Thursday 19th July the Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a Serbian expert who will be talking about the true origins of WWI. In August the Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting where the guest speaker will be a leading Brexit campaigner with strong US political connections who lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s leaving of the EU, and in September will be staging a special event to celebrate Gibraltar Day.. Further details about all these events will of course be given in future editions of the SCN..

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

We are happy to be able to announce that thanks to a generous contribution all copies of the first edition of the re-branded Imperial Patriot (formerly S.A.Patriot-in-Exile) will shortly be distributed to all overseas subscribers. This means that work will shortly be able to commence upon the publication of the second edition, which it is hoped will be produced in time for the “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in September. This of course will require significant further funding, so if you can help in any way please send cheques (made payable to “Patriotic Press”) to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K., or e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the direct bank transfer payment details.

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MESSAGE FROM NETWORK FOR ANIMALS

We have recently received the following most important and worrying message from the Network for Animals organisation -

“76 ELEPHANTS ARE MURDERED EVERY DAY.- HELP US SAVE THEM!

“Poachers are wiping African elephants from the face of the earth. They are killing 27,000 wild elephants every year. If this continues the last wild African elephant will die in 2030.

“The poachers use every evil trick in the book to get elephant tusks. They end up in China to be carved into ornaments. Right now, as we write this, 76 elephants are suffering horrible deaths EVERY SINGLE DAY. Elephants are shot, hacked to death and poisoned. We need your help to stop this.

“The Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa is one of the elephants’ last hopes. Addo’s elephant population is growing, because of the dedication of the rangers who protect them. Addo could be the elephants last stand and I promise we will be there fighting beside the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for elephants.

“Thanks to the generosity of people like you, we were able to give Addo a sophisticated drone to detect poachers from the skies. The elephants will be under aerial observation day and night, making the world a little bit safer for those who need our help so badly.

“If we are going to keep elephants safe at Addo, there’s a lot of work to be done. We want to build new accommodation for poacher-tracking dogs and buy sophisticated equipment to monitor poaching hot-spots. This is a fight we must win, so, please, if you can, give generously to Network for Animals today so our grandchildren know what an elephant is.

“For the animals,

“Brian Davies, Founder.

“P.S. Addo has a special place in my heart because 20 years ago our organization donated today’s equivalent of $4-million to Addo for the purchase of additional land for elephants. It was the start of a process that has seen Addo become an important sanctuary. Now with your help, I will be able to make sure it stays that way.”

The Network for Animals organisation can be contacted at :-

https://networkforanimals.org/

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THE CASE OF PADDY JACKSON AND STUART OLDING

As most readers will be aware, the Ulster and Ireland Rugby Union internationals Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were charged with rape last year, and were suspended from playing for both province and country until the conclusion of their trial. At their trial they were both found Not Guilty by a unanimous verdict of the jury (which significantly contained three women), and that we would have thought would have been the end of the matter.

But no, in spite of the verdict both the IRFU and Ulster Rugby decided to impose life bans against both players – the reason being that certain crude and repulsive text messages were found on their mobile ‘phones and revealed in court. We do not wish to excuse these vile comments of course, but surely this was a “yellow card” offence and not a “red card” one? Worryingly, however, it would seem that these unfortunate decisions of the IRFU and Ulster Rugby were greatly influenced by threats of disruption from more militant supporters of the “Me Too” campaign.

Subsequent to their controversial life bans both Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson have been given contracts to play for French Rugby Union clubs next season, clubs which do not seem to be nearly as scared of demonstrations by militant feminists as the IRFU and Ulster Rugby alas seem to be. We wish both players every success at their new French clubs, but also hope that they will both express genuine and unequivocal remorse for the obscene text messages which they sent and any inadvertent offence which they may have caused to the women involved – and also hope that the IRFU and Ulster Rugby will eventually reconsider their draconian life bans.

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LAUREN SOUTHERN – A CORRECTION

In last month’s edition of the SCN we stated that Lauren Southern, the journalist who produced an excellent and informative YouTube video exposing the reality of the quasi-genocide campaign currently being conducted against the South African farming community under the rule of the ANC regime, was American. We have subsequently been informed, however, that Ms. Southern is actually Canadian. Furthermore our supporter who informed us of this fact is evidently in direct contact with Ms. Southern, and has promised to extend an invitation to her to address a Springbok Club meeting next time that she visits the UK. Once again, this eye-opening video can be viewed at :-

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

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TAU (SA) MEDIA RELEASE

We have recently received a further most important Media Release from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) which we believe is of equal importance to that which we circulated last month, and should be re-circulated as widely as possible. It reads as follows :-

“TAU SA has taken note with concern that the authority of president Cyril Ramaphosa has been challenged publicly and in an organised manner with the land invasions of the past weekend.

“Mr Louis Meintjes, president of TAU SA, says that this action was clearly organised after president Ramaphosa promised that such invasions will not be tolerated. ‘What is of greater concern is that Mr Ramaphosa’s own officials who are members of the law enforcement agencies, undermined him by refusing in several cases to act against the illegal occupiers.’

“Furthermore Mr Meintjes draws attention to the fact that the illegal occupiers of land are upset because they don’t have access to land for housing. ‘They don’t want to farm and they don’t want to produce food, but they demand appropriate housing. This is not agriculture’s problem and therefore local government authorities should address the problem, instead of threatening farmers to expropriate their property without compensation. Local government has access to available land on which proper housing could be built, without using valuable agricultural land for that purpose’, Mr Meintjes said.”

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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

Please use the search request form at :-

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

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

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

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

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

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

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​BOOK OFFERS

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ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at: 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@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

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

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

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

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

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.235 - Mr. HAROLD DRINN of Durban.

Harold Drinn ran Durban’s leading firearms retailers at Convent Lane in the centre of the city. Always a most polite and approachable retailer, he was always ready to give advice about the purchase of guns and firearm accessories, as well as giving advise on matters of gun safety. Incredibly we have heard rumour that he is still operating, even under the strict firearm regulations imposed by the current ANC regime. We wonder whether anyone can confirm that this is actually the case?

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

A supporter from the United States has recently informed us about a most interesting web-site entitled “Refugee Resettlement Watch” which advocates that White South Africans should be granted refugee status so that they can re-settle in the United States in order to escape the chaos and quasi-genocide campaign being waged against them in the “new” South Africa. This web-site is well worth a view, and can be accessed at :-

https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/white-south-africans-petition-trump-to-allow-them-to-migrate-to-us/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

SPOT THE DIFFERENCE

Sir,

Well the “new broom” Cyril Ramaphosa who was going to change everything certainly put his foot in it. One of his first statements even before he became the country’s president was “We will take the land”. Nothing ambiguous about that! Now Julius Malema, a simpleton in a suit and Ramaphosal’s new political sidekick and about-to-be co-leader and kingmaker in South Africa, is doing what Ramaphosa said. Now Ramaphosa says it’s “criminal” to grab land but he’s clearly forgotten what he said a few months ago?

What a bunch! Trump can add South Africa to his list of sh1thole countries. Perhaps it was already on the list!!

Yours etc.,

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

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THE BLACK AND BLUE NATION

Sir,

How right you are that I relocate my wife and myself to the UK, far away as possible from this sh1thole, about to implode with White genocide!!!

Not to unduly alarm you, but since I last wrote I have been attacked and severely beaten by zots, on two occasions. I hold at my disposal photos of my face as proof. Reason: because I’m White!! Following the second mob attack, I was going to make an urgent application for asylum, but reached the conclusion I'm not a radicalized Muslim, and my application/request would be denied.

Yours etc.,

W.V., Durban, Natal, South Africa.

[ We can assure you that you will have infinitely more chance of being granted asylum to settle in the UK than any Muslim – radicalized or not! – Ed.]

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WINNIE THE POO

Sir,

Winnie Mandela has died. The world has just become a better place!

Yours etc.,

H.K.H., Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

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TRUE AUSTRALIAN

Sir,

I loved the photographs of the Patriotic Forum’s Australia Day celebration at the bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip. I can assure you I fly three flags from my balcony...the Australian Flag, the Tasmanian Flag and the Union Flag.

Yes, there is too much nowadays on aboriginal culture - it has got to the stage where they are now projected a “superior” people. This is not only supported and promoted by the Left and the internationalists, but also by the so-called “conservatives” in power. It is a disease that is affecting the Western world.

Yours etc.,

Reg A.Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia..

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CREEPY CHRIS

Sir,

I knew Chris Luke (see May 2018 SCN – Ed.) well enough; generally a nice chap and politically sound, but there was always something somewhat “creepy” about him. He was obviously a troubled man, and the dramatic way in which he outed himself as a homosexual will never be forgotten. He was, of course, associated with the notorious Mike Keith-Smith, who before his suicide also outed himself as having had homosexual relationships during his university years, and also with Allan Robertson, formerly involved with the Swinton Circle, and also having been revealed as a BNP supporter.

Yours etc.,

Phil Young, Hertfordshire, U.K.

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ROGUES GALLERY

We have recently unfortunately been experiencing some very nasty, offensive and irrational attacks on a private FaceBook thread from two individuals calling themselves Stephen N. Green and Richard Curry, though the suspicion is that both of these are “sock-puppet” names – and perhaps only one person is behind them both.

The name of Stephen N. Green (definitely NOT the same person as the Stephen Green who runs Christian Voice) was used previously when we received similar inexplicable attacks on the now discontinued Friends of the Quarterly Review FaceBook group, but the name of Richard Curry – who has issued some quite infantile threats of physical violence - is completely new to us. Green’s FaceBook page gives very little information about him, but Curry’s claims that he was once a lecturer at the University of Exeter – though significantly there is no reference to him on the University of Exeter’s web-page!

Both entities claim to know a lot about the Swinton Circle (now of course merged with New Britain to form today’s Patriotic Forum) and its leading officials , yet nobody involved with the organisation knows anything about them, and their names do not appear on any of the organisations’ membership records. Significantly, however, both of them speak approvingly of the notorious Allan Robertson, even though – as long-standing readers will be aware – Robertson was expelled from the organisation for gross misconduct way back in January 2009, following a failed coup attempt on his part to seize control of the organisation the previous year/

There was actually originally a third person involved in this paranoid hate campaign who went under the name of Christopher Day (probably also a “sock-puppet” name), but mysteriously all postings made under this name were suddenly deleted. It may also be significant that all those involved in these irrational attacks seem to harbour a paranoid dislike for the anti-fascist magazine Searchlight - though it has been our experience in the past that all those who express such a conspiratorial attitude towards this obscure publication actually have something to hide!

We wonder therefore if anyone knows anything about these sinister characters or what their true identities are, and also why they should be inexplicably attacking complete strangers in this way? Needless to say, any information which could be provided in this regard will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.

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Thursday, 17 May 2018

May 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

May 2018 edition

We of course gave our full support to Marine le Pen at last year’s French Presidential Election. Although the victorious Emmanuel Macron was clearly not as objectionable as the two extreme Socialist candidates and was very much of an “unknown quantity”, the fact that he had served in Hollande’s Socialist Government and had a “trendy liberal” image caused us grave concerns and made him very unattractive.

Almost as soon as he was elected, however, Macron showed signs that he was not as far to the Left as many had imagined. He quickly managed to alienate the more extreme Socialist elements in French society by amending labour laws and initiating economic reforms, which led to widescale protests and rioting. Such domestic matters are of no real concern to us of course, but more recently Macron has displayed two foreign policy moves which can only be viewed with great encouragement.

Firstly he was prepared to commit French military forces to the US-led Western air strikes against the dangerous Assad regime in Syria – France being the only European nation apart from Britain (soon to be departed from the EU of course!) to do so. Indeed the French contribution to this Western action was actually even greater than Britain’s, though as Syria is a former French colony and thereby still ideally a French sphere of influence, this is not something which should be criticised. Many will argue accurately of course that this military action was far too late in coming and far too limited in scope to have any real effect upon ending the Syrian civil war, but the fact remains that it was definitely a step in the right direction.

Secondly, shortly after this action President Macron undertook an official state visit to Washington where he was lavish in his displays of friendship towards President Trump and clearly demonstrated that he was eager to work in close co-operation with the current US Administration. As President Trunp is currently the No.1 hate figure in Leftist and Liberal circles around the world this has clearly been a confirmation by Macron that he is not one of them, and that he intends to change France’s position on the global stage radically.

Of course many of France’s most pressing problems haven’t even been touched by Macron so far, most notably dealing with the millions of threatening and unassimilatible third world migrants currently present in the country – and Frexit also seems to be as far away as ever. But Macron has hardly been in power for a year, and Rome wasn’t built in a day.

The most important overriding aspect of Macron’s first year in power seems to be that he has turned away from looking east towards Germany and the rest of the EU, and instead has started to look west towards the Anglocentric world and the open seas. In this regard his anticipated “charm offensive” towards Britain could prove very significant - he has after all promised to loan the Bayeux Tapestry to the UK as an act of bilateral friendship (actually we already have one at Reading, but the thought is nice even so!). More importantly however, by this change in alignment Macron is proving to be the first French President for decades who has not been prepared to be a German poodle.

Of course we will never know how Marine le Pen would have turned out in office. She may indeed have proved even better than Macron, or she may have been a big disappointment. One thing is for certain however, and that is that Macron has already proved to be a far more acceptable French President than we ever dared hope or expect when he was elected only last year.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club staged a most enjoyable trip to the annual Rochester Sweeps’ Festival earlier this month, where all present were able to witness and participate in this most enthralling traditional folk extravaganza.

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During the afternoon of Tuesday 19th June the Springbok Club will be holding an exciting informal meeting in central London where the guest speaker will be a visiting Australian supporter with strong Rhodesian and South African connections. More precise details will of course be circulated to all Springbok Club members and supporters as soon as arrangements have been finalised, and will also be included in next month’s SCN.

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The Springbok Club has again been asked to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. This year this important and inspiring event has been scheduled for Sunday 16th September, and as this will be the first such ceremony since the sad death of Mr. Peter Sladden (who initiated the continuation of this annual ceremony which previously took place at Cecil Square, Salisbury, Rhodesia) it will be staged in special honour of his memory. We ask all supporters to diarise this date therefore, and to make every effort to attend this year’s event.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum will be holding a special meeting in order to celebrate Empire Day and Bermuda Day later this month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Tuesday 29th May 2018

Time : 19.00 hrs for 19.30 hrs

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

Empire Day was always celebrated on 24th May each year from 1904 until 1958, when it was replaced by the far less inspiring Commonwealth Day. It is however the intention of the Patriotic Forum to revive this tradition, and we hope that this year’s event will mark a significant advance towards this aim. Although Britain now only has 14 colonies (Overseas Territories) remaining they still clearly constitute a Global Empire. One of the most vibrant of these colonies is Bermuda, and as Bermuda Day falls on the same date as Empire Day itself this gives even more reason to celebrate this date each year. This year’s Patriotic Forum celebration will be a friendly convivial occasion, and after a short introduction all present will have the opportunity to tell anecdotes about their own Imperial experiences and connections, and those of their families.

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In late June the Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a Serbian expert who will be talking about the true origins of WWI, and in early July will be staging a special event to commemorate Canada Day. Later during the year the Patriotic Forum will be holding a meeting where the guest speaker will be a leading Brexit campaigner with strong US political connections who lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s leaving of the EU. Further details about all these events will of course be detailed in future editions of the SCN.

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, has now been fully distributed to all current European as well as UK subscribers. This means that only distribution to South African, Australasian and North American subscribers remains to be completed, and as soon as the necessary funds have been obtained this will also be completed If you can help in any way with the raising of these necessary funds then please send any cheques (made payable to “Patriotic Press”) to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. or e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the direct bank transfer payment details. As soon as distribution of this first edition has been completed then work will commence on publishing the second edition right away.

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TRAGIC NEWS FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

It was with extreme shock and sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Louise Joubert, the founder and driving force behind the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary. At the moment we do not know the cause of her most untimely passing, but her daughter Lizel, whilst circulated news of her dear mother’s death, assured everyone that she and the rest of her family were determined to ensure that all the sterling work which her mother strove for and achieved by establishing SanWild - thereby rescuing and protecting scores of lions, rhinos and other precious wild animals - would continue. Our heartfelt sympathies are of course extended to Lizel, the rest of her family, and all involved with the running of SanWild, and our sincere hope is that the sanctuary will be able to continue and to flourish as a lasting memorial to Louise. We hope to be able to include a full obituary to Louise in next month’s SCN.

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2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

As could be expected, Australia organised and staged a most superlative Commonwealth Games at the Gold Coast this year – even though, as with the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies left a lot to be desired. It was Australia’s aim not just to beat England in the medal table, but also the combined total of medals won by all UK teams, and this they managed to accomplish and so should be congratulated upon so doing. Australian sport seemed to have been in the doldrums for a number of years, so the fact that they have now re-established themselves as a global sporting super-power can only be welcomed by all sports fans throughout the Commonwealth and the English-speaking world in general.

The performance of the “new” South African team in 2018, winning 13 Gold Medals and a total of 37, was much the same as it had been in 2006, 2010 and 2014, when they won 12, 12 and 13 Golds and a total of 38, 33 and 40 respectively. All of these performances were however far lower in real terms than the true South African teams achieved at the British Empire and Commonwealth Games prior to the country’s immoral banning from the re-branded Commonwealth Games – the high-spot being at the 1954 BE&CG in Vancouver when the country won 16 Golds and a total of 35 medals, and this in an era when there were far less events on the schedule. It should also be remembered that two of the “new” South Africa’s Gold Medals won this year were won by Caster Semenya, a biological male who was allowed to compete in women’s events. There are those who argue that is would be cruel to Semenya (who has ambiguous sexuality) not to allow him/her to compete when his/her absence of external male sexual organs was not his/her fault. To this we would argue that it is cruel to all the unambiguously female athletes to have to compete against someone who has such an unfair advantage. This is surely a matter where the IAAF must act in order to ensure a level playing field – and act soon.

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THE REALITY OF SOUTH AFRICAN FARM MURDERS

A supporter has recently alerted us to a most revealing YouTube video which illustrates the reality of the quasi-genocide campaign currently being conducted against the South African farming community under the rule of the ANC regime. Produced by an American journalist named Lauren Southern, this is well worth viewing and re-circulating as widely as possible, and can be accessed at :-

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

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TAU (SA) MEDIA RELEASE

The Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) has recently issued a most important media release which we believe is most important to read and comprehend as it explains fully the increased dangers which South Africans face as a result of Ramaphosa’s proposed Mugabe-style land-theft plans. It reads as follows :-

“TAU SA's Executive Committee considers the decision of the National Assembly to amend the Constitution to allow expropriation without compensation, as legitimising theft and the commencement of a process of nationalization of land and property.

“The government must take note that they should expect many farmers to regard it as a declaration of war. Nobody stole the land. It was bought and many mortgages have been or are still being paid for with heavy interest, and worked from sunrise to sunset be able to make payments and to make sure that there is food on every table. Nobody will just give away their land, regardless of the country's Constitution. Theft remains theft, even if it is authorized in a constitution.

“People who are currently in the process of buying property are already questioning why transfer duty should still be paid to the state? They are now taxed, just eventually to lose everything.

“Likewise there is a growing resistance among farmers to keep up with the payment of land tax to third-level governments.

“TAU SA will lay criminal charges against leaders who claim that the land was stolen. TAU SA has already offered a R100,000 reward to anyone who can prove that land was stolen and no-one came to light. References to land being stolen are however still being uttered. It has become time for those claiming that land was stolen to prove it.

“TAU SA, together with all the other role players who put South Africa's future first, will fight this policy, unlike political parties that assist with the implementation thereof for their own political survival.”

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

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

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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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ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at: 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@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

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

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

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

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

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.234 - Mr. GERRY ROCKEY of Durban.

Gerry Rockey (we are uncertain whether he spelt his Christian name “Gerry” or “Jerry”) was the franchise-holder for the Raylite Battery chain of outlets, the “Battery Centres”, in Durban. An astute and very successful businessman, Gerry Rockey was also a keen Golfer and a most friendly and decent man. Although never politically active he was clearly a “gut patriot”, as also was his young nephew who worked for him during his school holidays in the 1980s. It would ne very interesting to learn where they both are now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

Ilana Mercer was born in South Africa, the daughter of liberal Jewish parents who subsequently moved to Israel and then to North America. Although she initially adopted her parents’ liberal outlook a trip back to South Africa shortly after the ANC regime was handed power awoke her to the realities of the world, and as a result she became a firm conservative. She became a journalist by profession and has written, inter alia, for the Ludwig von Mises Centre and the Quarterly Review magazine. Although we were in direct contact with her a few years ago we alas haven’t heard from her for a while – but a supporter has recently alerted us to an excellent book which she has written entitled “Into the Cannibal’s Pot: Lessons for America from post-apartheid South Africa” and her personal web-site where this book and other items which she has written are publicised. This excellent web-site can be accessed at :-

http://www.ilanamercer.com/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CASE FOR THE DEFENCE

Sir,

Anyone remotely knowledgeable about defence would agree that UK defence spending needs to be at 2% of GDP. I don’t know if Britain’s current defence spending is 2% of GDP, if it’s below then clearly it needs to rise. But is the present crisis one of adequacy/inadequacy of defence spending and not one of defence PROCUREMENT?! Do we need Trident? Spending precious resources on a state-of-the-art submarine-based nuclear deterrent seems a waste, when said resources could be better directed maintaining conventional forces. A deterrent, surely, is something you hope you’re never going to have to use. A perfectly adequate nuclear deterrent would be 4 Polaris submarines from the 1980s and a fleet of 1960s Vulcan bombers, armed with cruise missiles with a nuclear warhead! That way, you would have money to retain amphibious landing ships and battalions of Royal Marines.

Do we really need two new aircraft carriers (let alone ones without aircraft) when to command the sea lanes and protect our maritime heritage a post-Brexit Royal Navy is crying out for destroyers and frigates? Ideally ones that don’t break down in warm oceans! Last year we commemorated the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, an engagement that teaches us that aircraft carriers need a lot of protection. When said protection (from screens of supporting surface vessels) is unavailable carriers become extremely vulnerable, negating their otherwise unique ability to convey national power across the globe. The Russians & Chinese have satellite-guided missiles now to snuff out carriers.

The decision to get rid of the Harrier is surely the most asinine in British naval aviation since WWII, and to invest in the Lockheed F35 as aircraft of choice for the two new RN carriers the second most asinine. 20 frigates, each with their own Harrier, and 20 more with their own rotary wing aircraft, would make the Royal Navy a considerably more potent naval fighting force. So, you see, for all the Henry Jackson Societies and other defence spending pressure groups (I belong to another as it happens called the UKNDA) pressure to increase defence spending is worthless without a fundamental reappraisal of priorities and a massive overhaul of defence procurement (especially naval procurement). Otherwise, you end up prepared to fight the Last War again and not the Next One.

Yours etc.,

C. Watts, London, U.K..

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BETTER OFF OUT

Sir,

The Anti-Brexit Battle Bus claims that Brexit will cost us £2,000 million per week. It also asks, “Is it worth it”. Whilst I do not for one moment believe their figure, they should know that Professor Tim Congdon calculated that for 2014, being in the EU cost our economy £185 billion/annum. This works out at £3,560 million/week. Hence, the answer to the question on the battle bus must be a resounding YES as, based on their figure; Brexit is obviously going to save us at least £1,560 million/week. Perhaps they should do everyone a favour and put the right answer to their question on their bus!

Yours etc.,

Jerry Wraith, Salisbury, Wiltshire, U.K.

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CHRISTOPHER LUKE IS DEAD

We have recently been informed that Christopher “Chris” Luke died last December aged 50. It is uncertain what the cause of his death was, but it is believed that it was due to an AIDS-related respiratory disease.

Long-standing readers will recall that Chris Luke was one of the three Swinton Circle members who were expelled from the organisation at an EGM held in January 2009 (the other two being Allan Robertson and Daniel Wilkinson) after an unsuccessful coup attempt was made to take over the organisation and to allow a group of neo-fascist extremists to join. Not everyone was in favour of bringing charges against Luke in this regard as the evidence against him was not as strong as that against Robertson and Wilkinson, but in the end the motion to expel him was carried. He was however given 30 days to appeal against this decision (as indeed were Robertson and Wilkinson), but just like the other two he did not avail himself of this opportunity, and the organisation heard nothing further from him and had no more dealings with him after this.

Although born in north-east England, Luke’s paternal grandfather was an Ulsterman, and as a result he took a lifelong and passionate interest in Ulster’s struggle to remain part of the UK. This of course endeared him to other members of the Swinton Circle, and his knowledge of the intricacies of Northern Ireland politics proved very useful for the organisation. He also published his own small magazine called The Unionist which, although the contents were usually very good, was frequently criticised for the small typeface used, the long paragraphs and the lack of pictures.

There was another side to Chris Luke however, and that was that he was an overt homosexual. To give credit where credit is due, he made no secret of his proclivities in this direction, and he didn’t usually make any unwelcome advances to those who did not share his abnormal sexual preferences. There was however one aspect of his homosexuality which many members found greatly disturbing, and that was that he made none-too-subtle suggestions that his friendship with Lord [James] Molyneaux (the then Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party) was of a strongly romantic nature. Lord Molyneaux, who died in 2015, was a lifelong bachelor, and was often the subject of “nudge-nudge, wink-wink” innuendos from political opponents. No-one who knew Lord Molyneaux personally – the self-styled “dull man of Ulster politics” – took these claims seriously however, and if Luke did ever make any improper suggestions to him he was probably too naïve to understand what Luke’s strange lifestyle indicated and entailed!

Luke was at one time a keen and dedicated member of all the Loyal Orders, but he was expelled from the Grand Orange Lodge of England circa. 2012, and it is believed his membership of the Apprentice Boys of Derry and the Royal Black Preceptory also ended at much the same time. The official reason for his expulsion from the Orange Order was that he published the home address of David Trimble (Lord Molyneaux’s successor as Leader of the Ulster Unionist Party) in an edition of The Unionist, but it is believed that this was only the final straw, and that the increasing publicity which he gave to political extremism had caused escalating unease. His close links with Allan Robertson (though we hasten to add that there is absolutely no suggestion than Robertson shared Luke’s sexual proclivities) and the neo-fascist elements which Robertson was by then himself associating with undoubtedly persuaded the leadership of the Grand Orange Lodge of England that he was causing them great embarrassment and potential damage, and so he therefore had to be expelled.

Whilst planning this article we discovered a further bombshell about Luke however. Evidently on the first anniversary of the death of Lord Molyneaux in 2016 Luke placed a memorial notice in the Belfast Telegraph in which he expressed his open love for Lord Molyneaux and implied that they enjoyed a fully romantic relationship with each other. This claim of course caused outrage both among Lord Molyneaux’s family and his political colleagues, all of whom denied the sickening suggestions which Luke had made. The resulting article which appeared in the Belfast Telegraph can be accessed at :-

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/jim-molyneaux-family-dismayed-at-close-relationship-claims-made-by-christopher-luke-34533381.html

There is one final anecdote which we must however relate concerning Christopher Luke. In 2007 (a year before the attempted coup attempt took place) the Swinton Circle staged a special meeting in order to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the first Act of Union. The idea was for four representatives from the four component parts of the UK to speak about the contributions which their own respective parts of the country had made to the Union and its advancement and achievements. The four speakers from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales all spoke extremely well about their respective contributions (the Welsh representative, Dave Williams, especially so as he had only been a very last-minute replacement), but when it was Chris Luke’s turn to speak as the representative for England he spoke completely “off message”, saying absolutely nothing about England or its contribution to the Union, but instead waffled on about his own personal thoughts regarding the current Northern Ireland political situation. Most members of the audience were totally bemused by this bizarre performance, and indeed it severely diminished the overall effect of the entire exercise. Surely therefore nothing better illustrated the totally confused and chaotic state of Christopher Luke’s mind than this incident!

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Monday, 16 April 2018

April 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

April 2018 edition

Our initial reaction to the the replacement of the vile tyrant Mugabe by Emmerson Mnangagwa in “Zimbabwe” was not one of hope. Mnangagwa after all had been a vicious hands-on ZANLA terrorist during the Rhodesian Bush War, and as a long-standing henchman of the unspeakable Mugabe was presumed simply to be a clone of his.

The omens therefore didn’t look good immediately following Mnangagwa’s seizure of power at the end of last year, especially as he seemed to be maintaining all the trappings of the ZANU-PF state. Shortly after assuming power, however, there appeared a number of fairly encouraging signs. On 26th December 2017 Mnangagwa announced that he was going to improve Zimbabwe’s economy – and in order to do this he was going to allow White farmers to return to their lands which had been reprehensibly stolen from them by the Mugabe regime a decade or so earlier. This could have been simply “all talk” on the part of Mnangagwa of course, but shortly thereafter Robert Smart and his son Darryn and his family were allowed to reclaim their farm and land. Another equally encouraging development occurred on 19th January 2018 when Mnangagwa announced that he was banning the cruel and universally condemned practice of exporting live elephants and other wild animals. (The Mugabe regime had previously allowed such live exports – particularly to China – in order to raise extra state revenue).

Now all these recent praiseworthy moves by Mnangagwa might simply be “window dressing” in order to court favour with the West, and given his previous terrorist background and close relationship to Mugabe this is clearly still a possibility – but a least there now seems to be hope that some form of better governance can be restored in that beleaguered land between the Zambezi and the Limpopo, for after all surely anything must be better than Mugabe’s dysfunctional tyranny.

But the same signs of hope clearly cannot be detected south of the Limpopo – quite the reverse in fact! As we stated in the January Edition of the SCN, we were filled with foreboding when Cyril Ramaphosa become president of the “new” South Africa. We may have been wrong when we stated that Mnangagwa would simply prove to be a clone of Mugabe, but Ramaphosa definitely seems to be a clone of his mentor, the murderous terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela. It should of course be remmbered in this regard that Ramaphosa was actually the desired successor of the monster Mandela, and indeed he held the microphone during Mandela’s hate-filled rant after his prematurely release from prison!

On Wedesday 28th February 2018, just 13 days after being installed as president of the “new” South Africa, Ramaphose announced that he was going to amend Section 25 of the “new” South African constitution in order to allow Mugabe-style seizures of land from White farmers without compensation, and this draconian move was then approved by the ANC-dominated “new” South African Parliament by 241 votes to 83. Just a day earlier moreover, no doubt under the instigation of Ramaphosa, the aptly-named “Nelson Mandela Foundation” asked for an order from the Equality Court [sic] to declare that the “gratuitous display” of the real South African Flag should constitute “hate speech”. Just how the display of any symbol could be regarded as hate speech was not explained! Hundreds of thousands of South Africans of all races and of both sexes of course fought and died under the nation’s true flag against the scourge of Nazism during WWII, against the scourge of Marxism during the Korean War and against the scourge of international terrorism during the Border War. For the Ramaphosa regime to try to ban this great national flag is therefore a sickening obscenity.

Ramaphosa’s first few days in office therefore show all the hallmarks of a return to the dark satanic days of rule by Mandela and his blood-thirthy henchmen (including of course his late and unlamented mad wife!). South Africans will therefore probably soon be saying something which previously never seemed possible: “Come back Zuma – all is forgiven”!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club joined forces with the Patriotic Forum in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF earlier this month. The day’s events started with a ceremony at St.Clement Danes Church in The Strand (the RAF church) where a wreath was laid at the altar on behalf of the Patriotic Forum by a former Flight Lieutenant in the RAF Reserve, and a poem about the RAF was recited by a current member of the Air Training Corps. After this poppy-crosses were laid at the statues of Marshall of the RAF Sir Arthur Harris and Marshall of the RAF Lord Dowding outside the church by two former RAF servicemen, Gary Cartwright and Martin Stewart-Whyte. Following this ceremony the Springbok Club/Patriotic Forum party adjourned to a near-by hostelry where a short overview about the current BREXIT negotiations was given by a former prominent UKIP MEP and a brilliant PowerPoint presentation about the two great WWII RAF commanders whose statues had earlier been honoured was shown by Mr. Gary Vincent. [It should be remembered in this context that the foundation of the RAF was actually the brainchild of that great South African statesman Gen. Jan Christian Smuts, and that Marshall of the RAF Sir Arthur Harris spent his youth in Southern Rhodesia and initially served with 44 Squadron (Rhodesia) of the Royal Flying Corps, and subsequently the RAF.]

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The Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the annual Rochester Sweeps Festival on Sunday 6th May. Assemble at or in the vicinity of The King’s Head in Rochester High Street between 13.00 hrs and 14.00 hrs. ‘Phone: 07711188430 if you have problems finding the rendezvous point.

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On Tuesday 19th June the Springbok Club will be welcoming a visiting Australian guest speaker who has strong Rhodesian and South African connections, and later during the year will be staging another trip to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Most importantly the Springbok Club has again been asked to participate in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk. This year this important and inspiring event has been scheduled for Sunday 16th September, and as this will be the first such ceremony since the sad death of Mr. Peter Sladden (who initiated the continuation of this annual ceremony which previously took place in Cecil Square, Salisbury, Rhodesia) will be staged in special honour of his memory. We ask all supporters to diarise this date therefore, and to make every effort to attend this year’s event.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

Last month the Patriotic Forum staged a special meeting in conjunction with the EuroSceptic EU Today on-line magazine (www.eutoday.net) which was addressed by Mr. John Petley, the Operations Manager for the Campaign for an Independent Britain. Mr. Petley gave a captivating and indeed inspiring speech in which he first recalled the BREXIT campaign in the build-up to the 2016 Referendum, and how through hard-work, determination and optimism the “Vote Leave” cause managed to be triumphant. He then went on to describe what he termed “The Rocky Road to BREXIT”, but expressed confidence that in spite of continuing problems and opposition – and a not ideal British Government team conducting the negotiations – that a full and acceptable British withdrawal from the EU would still eventually come about. He also advanced the idea that if the UK was to re-join EFTA then it would probably make EU withdrawal smoother, and also stated that the ongoing Greek economic crisis may well still prove to be an even greater problem for the EU hierarchy than BREXIT.

[As detailed in the SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS section above, the Patriotic Forum held a most successful special event to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF earlier this month.]

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In late May the Patriotic Forum will be staging a special meeting in order to celebrate Empire Day and Bermuda Day, in June they will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a Serbian expert who will be talking about the true origins of WWI, and in July will hold a meeting where the guest speaker will be a leading BREXIT campaigner with strong US political connections, and who lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s leaving of the EU. Further details about all these events will of course be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN..

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, has now been fully distributed to all current European as well as UK subscribers. This means that only distribution to South African, Australasian and North American subscribers still remains to be completed, and as soon as the necessary funds have been obtained then this will also be undertaken If you can help in any way with the raising of these necessary funds then please send any cheques (made payable to “Patriotic Press”) to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. or e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the direct bank transfer payment details. As soon as distribution of this first edition has been completed then work will commence on publishing the second edition right away.

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MESSAGE FROM THE “NETWORK FOR ANIMALS” ORGANISATION

We have recently received the following most distressing message from the Network for Animals organization, detailing some of the appalling conditions that many domestic dogs in the “new” South Africa currently find themselves in. It reads as follows :-

“In South Africa’s slums, dogs are routinely cruelly abused, physically mistreated and starved. Our team is on the ground everyday bringing these poor dogs hope and love.

“Dogs like Shirley, only a few days old, alone in the world, abandoned, shivering, starving and afraid. Shirley was dumped and left to die in a rural slum near Malmesbury in the Western Cape.

“The Network for Animals team were treating sick animals in the area when a breathless young woman hurried up and begged us to help her find an abandoned puppy she had seen in a dry river bed. Sure enough, there she was, a shiny a shivering bundle of fur – her eyes still not open.

“Network for Animals rushed Shirley to the vet and then to the Fallen Angels shelter we help to support. There she will be bottle fed hourly until she is well and then re-homed to a loving owner. Fallen Angels love and care for 260 dogs in the shelter. Every one owes their lives to people who donate.

“Who knows what happened to Shirley’s mother – dead of disease, or starvation, stoned to death for ‘fun’, torn to death in illegal dog fighting? In the lawless gangster-ridden South African slums, dogs are kidnapped to use as bait dogs in illegal dog fights, a horrifying ‘sport’, where fighting dogs rip peaceful dogs to death, so punters can judge their viciousness. Thanks to animal lovers Shirley will never know that fate.

“Network for Animals, together with their partners Fallen Angels rescue, medically treat and re-home dogs, snatching them from abusers. Every day a team is on the ground providing help and hope to dogs where there is no other hope. Every one of the 260 dogs at Fallen Angels, would be dead without the help of animal lovers who really care.”

To contact Network for Animals, or to make a donation, then please visit their web-site at: https://networkforanimals.org

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CRICKET WOES

The prompt action taken by the Australian Cricket authorities to ban captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for one year (9 months in the case of Bancroft) following the revelation of a ball-tampering incident during the recent South Africa v. Australia Test Match at Newlands must be welcomed and applauded by all who disapprove of cheating in sport. Before “new” South African cricket fans become “holier than thou” however, it should be remembered that in 2000 a group of South African players – including their then captain Hansie Cronje – were banned (for life in the case of Cronje) for match-fixing as part of a betting fiddle which pocketed them a substantial amount of cash. Surely match-fixing for monetary gain must be considered even more reprehensible than tampering with the ball simply in order to try to obtain more bowling success?

There has however been another perhaps even more damaging recent development affecting the game of Cricket. The Cricket World Cup continually gained in worldwide interest and prestige up until the 2007 tournament in the West Indies, when 16 teams competed in the finals. For some inexplicable reason, however, the ICC then decided to reduce the number of competing nations in the finals to 14 in 2011 and 2015. Now, however, it has been decided that only 10 teams should compete in the 2019 finals. There is of course absolutely no logic whatsoever in this lunatic decision, as the more teams competing means more interest, more games, more support and therefore more profits into the various cricket authorities’ coffers! The only explanation seems to be that powerful Asian interests wish the game to be increasingly under their influence and control, as they are evidently frightened of increasing European prowess in the game. In this regard it was therefore significant that this year’s qualifying tournament took place in not only a third world country, but in probably the worst basket-case of all third world basket-cases – Zimbabwe! As a result of the collapsed conditions in that country this only really suited other third world basket-cases, and it was therefore not all that surprising that probably one of the most unlikely of all competing countries should qualify for the finals – namely Afghanistan, a lawless failed-state which has been gripped by vicious civil wars for the past two or three decades, and where their ability to stage home fixtures is impossible! We therefore call upon the ICC to amend the structure of the 2019 Finals so that 16 teams can again compete – as was the case in 2007. Furthermore, in view of the fact that next year’s tournament will take place in England then places must be found for the neighbouring three increasingly strong cricket powers, Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands.

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ISRAEL SETS AN EXAMPLE

A supporter from Sussex has recently drawn our attention to a very interesting, and indeed most encouraging news article carried by the BBC showing the no-nonsense attitude adopted by the Israeli authorities to the unwelcome wave of African migrants trying to enter their country. This of course is an attitude which should be adopted by ALL Western nations if they wish to safeguard their own identities and well-being. This article can be accessed at :-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-42541515

Whilst on the subject of Israel, the We Believe in Israel organisation has recently circulated a very informative YouTube video explaining the true meaning and significance of that often misunderstood word “Zionism”. Although written from a most unexpected left-wing angle, it is even so presented by non-Jewish supporters of the State of Israel, and is well worth a view. It can be found at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5h_G8-eHgs

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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

Please use the search request form at :-

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

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

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

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

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

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

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​BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

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

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ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at: 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@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

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

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

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

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

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.233 - Mr. “Dead-Eye” DICK GILMORE of Durban.

Dick Gilmore played as goal-keeper with the Durban Collegians Soccer squad during the 1980s, and mixed on the fringes of “The Roper Set” (see August 2016 SCN). He gained the nickname of “Dead-Eye Dick” after the character from the epic poem “Eskimo Nell” – but is not thought to have shared any characteristics with this fictional character! A friendly and amicable person, he is believed to have emigrated from the UK to South Africa, and settled in the Durban area. It would be interesting to learn what has happened to him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

A supporter has recently recommended a defiant YouTube video to us featuring Mr. Tommy Robinson reading out a speech at Hyde Park Corner in London which was originally to have been delivered by the visiting Austrian politician Martin Sellner – who was disturbingly barred from entering the UK for unexplained reasons. This video can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENGC9Hkog6k

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

TOP PRAISE

Sir,

Again, my appreciation to you all for this truly "Top Drawer" SCN (January 2018 Edition – Ed.), from which I derive the greatest pleasure in reading.....more than once, I do confess!!!!

My warmest regards to all,

Yours etc.,

W.V., Durban, Natal, South Africa.

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OBITUARIES

SIR KEN DODD

Sir Ken Dodd, who died last month aged 90, was one of Britain’s best-loved and most popular comedians ever. He was also an accomplished singer and highly-talented all-round entertainer. Born in the Knotty Ash suburb of Liverpool – a district which he immortalised! – he started his working life as a door-to-door salesman selling household products to housewives. He soon discovered that his tattyfilarious banter totally discomknockerated his customers however, and so a career on the stage therefore beckoned.

From there he never looked back. Although he had an enduring love for his native Liverpool – he never stopped living in the city – he also had a great love for his nation as a whole. He openly boasted that he had performed at every major theatre in every town and city throughout Britain, and this claim was undoubtedly correct. His comedy style was never smutty and definitely had no left-wing bias (he was a lifelong supporter of the Conservative Party), but his unique humour was infectious, and constantly had audiences rolling in the aisles. He was also renowned for giving audiences “good value for money”, and invariably overrun his scheduled finishing time on stage, with many reports resulting about members of the audience missing their last buses or trains home!

The only blemish in his career was when he was charged with Income Tax evasion, but when he appeared in court it was soon established that this misdemeanour was clearly not deliberate, but simply a result of his chaotic attitude towards financial matters. He therefore received no real punishment for his mistake, although he did ensure that the full amount which he owed to the Inland Revenue was eventually paid. The only way in which he suffered for this error was that he was not awarded a knighthood when originally planned - but happily a richly deserved knighthood was conferred on him a few years before he died.

Many people have observed that this favourite son of Liverpool is a far preferable person for Liverpool International Airport to be named after rather than the name of the present highly controversial person which it bears. Following Sir Ken Dodd’s death a FaceBook campaign has been launched advocating that Liverpool International Airport is indeed re-named in his honour, We hope that as many readers as possible will be prepared to support this campaign, which can be reached at :-

https://www.facebook.com/Rename-Liverpool-Airport-after-Sir-Ken-Dodd-225946811316053/

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SIR RICHARD BODY

Sadly Sir Richard Body also died last month aged 90. Sir Richard Body was born near Eton in 1927, and was a youthful Conservative Party activist. He first entered Parliament as 1955 as MP for Billericay, though he decided not to defend this seat in 1959 in order to devote himself instead to his chosen occupation of farming. He re-entered Parliament in 1966 however, this time becoming MP for the more rural farming constituency of Holland with Boston, representing this seat (later slightly amended and re-named Boston and Skegness) until 2001.

Sir Richard Body was a long-standing EuroSceptic, fiercely opposing Britain’s entry into the then Common Market in 1973 and becoming President of the Anti-Common Market League. Although positioned well to the Right of the Consdervative Party on most (though not all) issues – he was a leading member of the Conservative Monday Club and a close colleague of John Enoch Powell – his main Parliamentary interest always concerned agricultural matters. A staunch opponent of the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy, he also had little time for the former Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, which he viewed as over-bureaucratic and lacking in knowledge of agricultural realities. He was always a truly humane farmer, being a firm and greatly respected supporter of the Compassion in World Farming organisation, and was also the original “Old Muckspreader” columnist in Private Eye.

Sir Richard Body spoke on a number of occasions for the Swinton Circle, and was also the patron who initiated the re-establishment of the political journal The Quarterly Review under his chosen editorship of Derek Turner. Sir Richard Body was a great and dedicated British patriot of the type who will always be much needed. Our sincerest condolences are extended to all members of his family.

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Monday, 12 March 2018

March 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

March 2018 edition

It has been our experience, both in the UK and the South African contexts, that if you are serious about political influence and power then you should not waste your time by supporting fringe political parties, but rather to concentrate upon joining and exerting influence within one of the established mainstream parties.

In both contexts there has of course been a near exception to this rule. In South Africa during the era of civilised rule, the Conservative Party of SA almost, almost, managed to win power through the first-past-the-post system. The reason for this was however because the treacherous National Party government was clearly so hell-bent upon selling-out the country and surrendering it to its enemies that none but the most myopic and/or ignorant could possibly countenance such a betrayal of the nation. The fact that even under such extreme circumstances the CP of SA was still unable to seize power from the traitors therefore only ultra-emphasises this basic observation.

In the UK context, furthermore, over recent years UKIP seems to have disproved this rule – but it must be remembered that this was only because they were able to make an electoral breakthrough because of the bizarre proportional representation electoral system which applied to Euro Elections. The pro-EU forces of course “shot themselves in the foot” by imposing this alien electoral system upon the UK, for once UKIP started to win seats in the European Parliament as a result of this system they gained significant name-recognition and thereby helped considerably to advance the EuroSceptic cause, which of course resulted in the glorious Brexit Referendum victory of 2016. It should be noted, however, that in spite of this increased name-recognition and surfeit of seats won at Euro Elections UKIP has only ever once managed to win a seat at a Westminster General Election.

The main problem always confronting any fringe party is that they struggle to become a “broad church”, and thus they advocate a very narrow set of policies which can never gain any widescale electoral support. For all its success UKIP has always failed to overcome this problem, and so has failed to break out of the fringes and into the mainstream. Its leaders have also alas tended to be “prima donnas”, and if other leading members failed to “dot the i’s and cross the t’s” in precisely the same way as the leader then they soon tended to be “out on their ear”. As a result UKIP has recently faced a succession of leadership elections, with one “prima donna” being pitted against another “prima donna”. At their last leadership election the party seemed to find an ideal unity candidate in Henry Bolton however, but alas after only a few months the two factions who he defeated in the latest leadership election “ganged up” against him to force him out, citing only his private personal life as their reason. The eventual outcome of all these recent wranglings has been that there have now been no less than four breakaway parties established by former leading UKIP members – each one of course an even “narrower church” than UKIP itself, and thereby even less likely to attract any meaningful electoral support.

The more radical wing to the Right of the British political spectrum has thus become a very crowded place – especially when it is remembered that there has for long been another party occupying this same area, a party called Britain First which has recently been obtaining significantly increased support. There have been a number of pronouncements made by Britain First which we do not find ourselves in agreement with, and indeed we know of several colleagues who are firmly opposed to them – but recently a most disturbing development has occurred concerning this party, as both their leader, Paul Golding, and Deputy Leader, Jayda Fransen, were arrested and charged with the Orwellian-sounding “offence” of “religiously aggravated harassment”, merely for distributing leaflets and posting on-line videos drawing attention to the detrimental effect which Muslim immigrants were having on British society. It should further be born in mind in this regard that a short while ago two of the videos in question were re-tweeted by none less than the President of the United States! Most shockingly and astonishingly at the resulting trial of Mr.Golding and Ms.Fransen the judge, Justin Barron, found them guilty and sentenced them to a draconian 18 weeks and 36 weeks in jail respectively! One wonders who this judge Justin Barron think he is, seemingly regarding himself as more knowledgeable about the Islamic problem than the President of the United States?

We know that there are many who will shy away from supporting the Britain First two because they regard the party as “too extreme” – but there is something far more important than their policies and pronouncements involved here. It is a matter of free speech. Britain, after all, is the land of the Magna Carta. If Britain First had advocated murder or insurrection then the authorities would have had a valid reason to curtail their free speech – but they didn’t. We therefore ask everyone to consider the words of Pastor Martin Niemoller in response to the equally draconian actions of the Nazi regime in Germany :-

First they came for the Communists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Communist
Then they came for the Socialists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Socialist
Then they came for the trade unionists
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews
And I did not speak out
Because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me
And there was no one left
To speak out for me.

In speaking out against the diabolical sentences handed out to the Britain First two we therefore do NOT imply that we support all their policies and pronouncements. In speaking out we simply assert our fundamental support for the rights of free speech.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Last month the Springbok Club staged a visit to the National Army Museum in Chelsea. This proved to be a most enjoyable and informative trip, and in spite of the fact that there seemed to be a few too many concessions to liberal pacifism is some of the exhibits, it even so expertly illustrated the power, prestige and professionalism of the British Army over the centuries, particularly during the glorious age of Imperial expansion. After this visit the Springbok Club party adjourned to a near-by hostelry for a most convivial and uplifting end to the day’s activities.

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Unfortunately the Springbok Club’s planned March meeting featuring a visiting South African guest speaker has had to be postponed because the guest speaker in question will not be visiting the UK during this month as anticipated, but the organisation still plans to celebrate van Riebeeck Day with a special event in April. In May, however, the organization will be staging a trip to the annual Sweeps Festival in Rochester, and in June/July will be welcoming a visiting Australian guest speaker who has strong Rhodesian and South African connections. Later during the year the Springbok Club will be staging another trip to Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, and will also be involved with the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony. More details about all these activities will be included in future editions of the SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

Last month the Patriotic Forum celebrated New Zealand Day by staging a trip to St.Paul's Cathedral in London in order to pay their respects at the grave of Sir George Grey KCB, who served twice as Governor of New Zealand and subsequently became the 11th Prime Minister of New Zealand. This trip proved even more fascinating when it was discovered that Sir George Grey’s grave lay next to that of the great South African administrator, Sir Bartle Frere in the Cathedral! After this visit the Patriotic Forum party adjourned to a hostelry near to St.Paul’s where Mr.Gary Vincent presented another of his excellent PowerPoint displays, this one about the life and career of Sir George Grey.

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The Patriotic Forum will be staging a meeting in conjunction with the EuroSceptic EU Today on-line magazine (www.eutoday.net) later this month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Thursday 22nd March 2018

Time : 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

Venue : The ARMY & NAVY CLUB (the Wellington Room), 36 – 39 Pall Mall, St.James’s, London SW1Y 5JN, (Entry can also be made via St.James’s Square. Nearest tube station: Green Park)

[As this is a private members’ club all attendees should initially report to reception. There is also a strict dress code: Jackets and ties must be worn by gentlemen, and all must be smartly attired – i.e. no jeans or trainers.]

Guest Speaker : Mr. JOHN PETLEY B.A. (Oxon), Dip.Theol.

John Petley was born at Redhill in Surrey and was educated at Dorking County Grammar School for two years, from where he won a Surrey County Council-sponsored scholarship to Charterhouse School, Godalming, and then went on to study music at St.Catherine’s College, Oxford. He worked as a researcher at the European Parliament in Brussels from 2006 to 2008 and then spent three years as editor of Freedom Today, the quarterly magazine of The Freedom Association. He currently works as Operations Manager for the Campaign for an Independent Britain. He is the author of several books, including "Top 10 Reasons to Leave the EU". He represented his school at Cross-Country running and once walked from John O’Groats to Lands End. His current hobbies include classical music (including composition, and playing the organ and piano), railways, photography, gardening, country walks and keeping guinea pigs. An Evangelical Christian by persuasion, he is married to Katherine and lives in a village near Heathfield, East Sussex.

When John addressed the Swinton Circle (the predecessor of the Patriotic Forum) in 2015 he spoke about the chances of Britain leaving the EU, and accurately predicted that with hard work and determination a Brexit Referendum could be won. In this follow-up talk to be entitled "The rocky road to Brexit" he will give a summary of the Brexit negotiations to date and likely future developments in the year before we leave.

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In early April the Patriotic Forum will be holding a special event in order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the RAF, and in May will be staging a special meeting in order to celebrate Empire Day and Bermuda Day. Further details about both these events will of course be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN..

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

The first edition of The Imperial Patriot, the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, has now been published, and copies have been distributed to all current UK subscribers - and once further necessary funds have been raised will be posted to all overseas subscribers also If you are currently a subscriber and have not received your copy yet then please let us know - or if you would like to take out a subscription (or to place a bulk-order for re-distribution) then please e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk and we will inform you of the payment details.

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HELP REQUIRED FOLLOWING DRACONIAN ACTION BY HACKNEY COUNCIL

We have recently received a most disturbing message concerning a draconian action taken by the London Borough of Hackney Council which prevents a lady suffering from PTSD continuing to look after her disabled cats. We hope that readers will be prepared to sign the petition of protest to be sent to Hackney Council on this issue. The message in question reads as follows :-

“Josie has PTSD and has therapy cats to help her get by. Many of the cats she has adopted are blind and one is deaf. Because of the cats' disabilities, they wouldn't be safe going outside alone, so Josie has an outdoor enclosure for them to play in, which is called a ‘catio’.

“One neighbour complained, and now Hackney Council is threatening to force Josie to tear down the ‘catio’ or seek planning permission - but that's a false choice. In an email, the Council already told her she won't get planning permission accepted for the ‘catio’ even if she does apply for it.

“Without the ‘catio’ the cats won't be able to go outside and experience the fresh air that other cats enjoy. The ‘catio’ is simply batons of wood with chicken wire. It has no foundations or plumbing and can be moved from place to place. As such, it shouldn't require any planning permission.

“Please sign the petition at: https://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AY6_g/zTpQ/AmvRJ and show Hackney Council that as a nation of animal lovers we will not tolerate this bureaucratic behaviour towards someone who hasn't broken any laws, and only wants the best for her animals.”

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2018 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games held at Pyeongchang in the Republic of Korea proved a very successful and well run event – particularly as it was held in a third world country. We now of course look forward to the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games to be held at the same location. There were many outstanding performances at this Olympiad, but we will concentrate upon the results obtained by the main Commonwealth countries.

For the Great Britain and NI team the results were very pleasing (winning one Gold Medal and four Bronzes), albeit that the performances by the two Curling teams were most disappointing. It was in the Skeleton competitions where Britain’s best results were obtained of course, and Lizzie Yarnold undoubtedly deserves special congratulations upon becoming the first British competitor ever to defend a Gold Medal at the Winter Olympic Games. Australia managed to win three medals (2 Silver and one Bronze) and New Zealand gained two Bronze medals – that country’s fist Winter Olympic medals since 1992! For counties with climates not really suited to Winter Sports these were most certainly outstanding results.

But what of the “new” South Africa? After sending zero competitors to the previous Winter Olympics at Sochi in 2014, the “new” South Africa made a massive improvement in 2018 by sending – eh – one competitor. Wow! This competitor was named Connor Wilson, who although White proudly carried the bloodstained flag of the ANC regime at the opening and closing ceremonies. So how did Mr.Wilson perform? He competed in both the Man’s Slalom and the Men’s Giant-Slalom, but didn’t finish either event. So much for the improvement of sporting excellence in the “new” South Africa, which so many idiots gave as their reason for voting “Yes” at the 1992 sell-out referendum.

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TAU (SA) MEDIA RELEASE

We have recently received a copy of the following most interesting Media Release from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) :-

“The TAU SA President, Mr Louis Meintjes, has directed letters to the High Commission of the United Kingdom as well as the German Embassy regarding their countries’ offer of financial aid to Zimbabwe in order to rejuvenate the economy. ‘When done properly, it will energise the Zimbabwe economy and will in all probability help to promote agriculture’, according to Mr Meintjes.

“TAU SA does not want to prescribe to countries as to how initiatives should be implemented, but took the liberty to request that proper arrangements and monitoring be put in place to prevent well-intended support ending up in the pockets of politicians.

“’Zimbabwe was once a highly productive agricultural producer and it could contribute considerably to help stabilising Southern Africa should the principle of private ownership and a free market be allowed to flourish’, Mr Meintjes said. The proposed support is appreciated and the two countries were thanked for the assistance. It is trusted that the economy will supersede political short-sightedness.”

The Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) web-site can be accessed at: www.tlu.co.za

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LATEST BERMUDAN NEWS

During early February the Bermudan Parliament voted to repeal the law allowing so-called same-sex “marriages”. This of course was a victory for common-sense and morality, and something which must be applauded by all decent people around the globe. It is believed furthermore that this is the first example anywhere in the world of the obscene parody of true marriage, after first having being legalised, then being unrecognised, and is thus a development which we hope will soon be repeated elsewhere throughout the West. Bermuda has therefore led the world, and the Bermudan government and people must be praised and congratulated for this brave move.

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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

Please use the search request form at :-

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

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

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

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

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

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

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​BOOK OFFERS

"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

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

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ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at: 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@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

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

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

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

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

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.232 – Mr. HARRY GEORGE of Durban.

Harry George was a professional soccer player (as is believed was his father before him) being a goalkeeper on the books of Coventry City FC. He moved to South Africa towards the end of his career however, and played for both Durban City and Durban United in the NFL during the 1970s. He married into the renown Letard family (see item on Colleen Letard in the September 2005 SCN) who were very prominent in the Natal Table Tennis scene, and proved himself an outstanding player at this sport also. He lived in the Woodhaven district of Durban, and once his playing career was over became a professional dental technician, and gained a very high reputation in this field. A most friendly person always eager to help others, it would be most interesting to learn where he is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

During the Patriotic Forum’s recent visit to St.Paul’s Cathedral to pay respects at the grave of Sir George Grey KCB, the subject of the superb NZBC drama series about this great man from the late 1970s came up. This series, entitled “The Governor”, was also screened by SABC at the time, where it gained a huge following - which was not surprising as Sir George Grey also served as the Governor of the Cape Colony for a while, and several places in South Africa still bear his name. This drama series has now been placed on-line, and the first episode (from which subsequent episodes can be accessed) can be viewed at :-

https://www.nzonscreen.com/title/the-governor-episode1-1977

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GOOD OLD SMITHY!

Sir,

Circa 1980, Ian Smith spoke at our school. He made such a good impression (confident, honest, no bullsh1t) on me that I remember it till today.

Yours etc.,

H.K.H., Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

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CORRECTION

Sir,

An appeal to everyone – stop using the phrase “politically correct” or “politically incorrect”, as in, "I know I am not being politicallycorrect" or "I am a politically incorrect person" - it sounds as if you are saying "Those people are correct, I just want the right to be incorrect" or " I know I am wrong, I just want he right to voice a wrong opinion" . Instead of calling yourself "politically incorrect” call your self "progressive" or "forward thinking" or some word like that , as in "I am one of those progressive people who believe immigration should be cut back " or "I am one of those progressive people who voted "no" or "I am one of those forward thinking people who is against a republic" or "I am one of those progressive people who believe Islam is a dangerous religion".

Yours etc.,

Bob Vinnicombe, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia.

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FRIEND OF THE SPRINGBOKS

Sir,

I was involved with the ex-Rhodesians and those White refugees from South Africa who made their home in Tasmania, bringing skills and blending in, without the need to have them go on benefits and housing. A number has since died. South Africa actually sold Rhodesia out hoping the (so-called) "international community" (whatever that is) would have seen it as a gesture and approve. Both communities could have survived, but like our own leaders here and in Britain and Europe we have been sold out to the internationalists.

Yours etc.,

Reg A.Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia..

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OBITUARIES

MICHAEL BRUFAL de MELGAREJO – the 11th Marques de Lendinez

It was with extreme sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Michael Brufal de Melgarejo, the 11th Marques de Lendinez and the hereditary Grand Inquisitor of Cordoba.

Mike Brufal, as we always knew him, was born on Trafalgar Day 1937, the scion a prominent Spanish noble family who had settled in Gibraltar during the 1890s. Despite his Spanish aristocratic background, his family’s long-standing association with Gibraltar and having a Canadian mother made him a proud Gibraltarian and a staunch British Imperial patriot. After reading law and economics at Cambridge he joined the British Army, serving in first the Royal Sussex Regiment and then the Jamaica Regiment. Shortly after leaving the Army he took up journalism, writing for both the Gibraltar Chronicle and the Gibraltar Magazine. His comments about the Franco regime in Spain were so forthright that he was for a while banned from entering Spain. He subsequently moved to Hampshire and started working for first the Times and then the Observer, inter alia becoming a boxing correspondent for the Observer, before turning freelance and establishing his own press-cuttings service. He became renowned for writing letters to the quality press using his full Spanish title but fiercely defending the sovereignty and rights of Gibraltar in the face of Spanish provocation. Perhaps his greatest achievement, however, was to found and administer the Friends of Gibraltar Heritage Society (later renamed simply the Friends of Gibraltar) which became highly influential and galvanized support for Gibraltar’s cause throughout the UK.

Mike Brufal also became a good supporter of our movement, addressing meetings staged by both the Springbok Club and the Swinton Circle (the predecessor of today’s Patriotic Forum), where his speeches always proved riveting and were positively received. During a Springbok Club trip to Gibraltar in 2005 he arranged for the party to join up with a party from the Friends of Gibraltar who were visiting the Rock at the same time in order to take part in a conducted tour of the Convent (the Governor’s residence) and its chapel next door, where the organisation was accorded a special privileged welcome!

We regard it as a great honour to have known Mike Brufal and to have regarded him as a friend. Our sincerest condolences are therefore extended to his widow Brenda, his daughter Tabitha (who inherits his titles) and to his son.

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ANTHONY LEJEUNE

It was with much sadness that we learnt of the recent death of Anthony Lejeune. Born as Edward Anthony Thompson in 1928 at Pinner in Middlesex, Anthony Lejeune subsequently decided to adopt his mother’s maiden surname. Brought up in a family who were prominent in the British film industry during the inter-World War years, he himself turned to journalism, broadcasting and novel-writing, where he soon gained a glowing reputation and proved to be a very rounded character – almost a renaissance man in fact

Erudite, articulate and with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of English literature and other wide-ranging subjects, his face became a regular sight on the more intellectual programmes on British television throughout the 1960s and 70s. A true conservative in every sense of the word, he was a habitué of several of the more elite London clubs, with his magnum opus, The Gentleman’s Clubs of London, being regarded as the definitive work on these institutions.

Perhaps Anthony Lejeune’s most important contribution to global broadcasting excellence was his regular weekly London Letter (based upon Alistair Cooke’s Letter from America) radio broadcast for SABC, which became required listening for all patriotic English-speaking South Africans. This broadcast won Anthony Lejeune a top South African broadcasting award, and his brilliant short but dramatic acceptance speech won praise from throughout the South African media. It should be remembered in this regard that to have any dealings with South Africa at this time met with severe disapproval – and even sanctions – from all British media trade unions. Anthony Lejeune was therefore a very brave man, as the only other prominent British broadcaster to have the courage to defy the tyrannical trade unions by broadcasting for SABC was Sir Patrick Moore, the astronomer – a person incidentally who Anthony Lejeune admired greatly.

Anthony Lejeune was a great but alas mainly overlooked British patriot and hero of the latter half of the twentieth century. Our sincere sympathies are extended to his family.

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