Tuesday, 20 December 2016

December 2016 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

December 2016 edition

It is a truism that wars are nasty, but civil wars are nastier. There is therefore nothing particularly unusual about what has been happening during the current civil war in Syria, nor unique about the atrocities occurring there in the city of Aleppo. Indeed in the days before mass communications and social media the situation would undoubtedly have been even worse.

Alas only one Western nation has had the courage and determination to intervene in Syria to bring the civil war to a conclusion, namely Russia (and yes, we do regard post-Soviet era Russia as part of the West!), but this intervention has unfortunately came far too late to prevent the initial years of carnage and destruction, and the resulting fleeing of swarms of Syrian migrants into western Europe. It was to prevent this predictable development, rather than concern over the plight of the bedraggled Syrian masses so beloved of the bleeding-heart liberal brigade, which was the main reason for our own forthright advocation of far earlier and far stronger Western military intervention.

In the British Parliamentary debate which took place on Tuesday 13th December there were two brilliant speeches from the Conservative benches. The first by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson correctly emphasized that Britain’s ability to influence events in Syria had been “severely limited” by Parliament’s vote against military intervention in 2013. The other even more dynamic speech came from a moat unlikely source, namely from George Osborne, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer. In view of his less than outstanding tenure in office as Chancellor Mr. Osborne is not somebody who we would previously have expected to praise, but his speech in this debate was probably the most accurate examination of the harmful consequences of the absence of Western action in Syria which has been spoken by anyone. He correctly stated that “The tragedy of Aleppo did not come out of a vacuum; it was created by a vacuum, a vacuum of Western leadership – of American leadership, of British leadership”. He ended this stirring speech by stating: “Let's be clear now, if you don't shape the world, you will be shaped by it.".

By these closing remarks Mr. Osborne stated exactly what our movement has been saying ever since we evolved during the mid-1970s. The failure of the West to intervene in Syria has not only been reprehensible in itself, but has also badly damaged the safety and security of the Western nations themselves. Those members of leftist parties who voted against military action certainly have the blood of all the Syrian civilians who they claim to care so passionately about on their hands, but they have also betrayed the interests of their own electors. We on the other hand, by correctly observing and stating that if the West doesn’t resume its duty and responsibility of controlling the third-world minions, then the third-world minions will control us – as is now beginning to happen through the mass migrant invasion of Western Europe during past couple of years – have shown that we have the best interests of all in our aims.

But it is not only the West’s failure to intervene in Syria which has been a problem during recent years. In spite of the fact that Western military action did take place in Iraq and Afghanistan to remove the demonic Ba’athist and Taliban regimes, Western forces on the ground in both places were withdrawn far, far too early (mainly it would appear simply to appease the extreme left-wing “Stop the War” protestors, who in any case are opposed to Western interests in general!), thus allowing the Ba’athist regime to metamorphosise into ISIS/ISIL and the Taliban to re-group. Even more reprehensible was the fact that after limited Western military intervention to depose the criminal Gadaffi regime in Libya western forces were immediately withdrawn, thus allowing a vacuum to form in that unfortunate country and for it then to become a conduit for a third-world invasion of southern Europe from its unguarded coast!

In this regard it is not only the extreme-left who should be roundly condemned for supporting the invasion of Europe by the swarms of third-world migrants, but also those who we term the pseudo-right who join forces with the extreme-left in opposing Western military action anywhere in the outside world. It is these same pseudo-rightists who we have increasingly come to realise spread defeatism and hopelessness about the present situation and the future. The hypocrisy of these phonies is therefore dumbfounding. They are surely more contemptible and dangerous than the extreme-left and the migrants themselves put together!

But all is certainly not gloom. The election of Donald J. Trump in the U.S., the Brexit victory and departure of the crypto-liberal David Cameron in the U.K., and the recent referendum result in Italy are all clear signs that the tide has turned, and that a rejuvenated, strong and determined West is about to arise. This revitalised West must be prepared to resume “the White Man’s burden” and to shape and control the world in our own interests once again. In order to do this, however, it is essential that defence spending must be increased throughout the West – far more than simply to 2% of GDP as proposed by NATO. Several years ago the Swinton Circle issued a press statement advocating the doubling of defence spending. Not for the first time therefore our movement has been in the forefront of the patriotic cause!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

In November the Springbok Club staged its annual UDI Day celebration buffet, and were most privileged to be able to welcome Mr. Pat Murphy as guest speaker. Mr. Murphy, who served in the British, South African and Rhodesian armies, gave a most fascinating talk about his period of service with the Rhodesian Army Service Corps, which included many amusing anecdotes about the period following the handover to the Muzorewa government. Although the turnout at this event was lower than expected (mainly we believe because of the inclement weather) it still turned out to be a most happy and memorable occasion, and several new contacts and decisions for the future were made as a result. All those who weren’t able to attend therefore certainly missed a treat!

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Unfortunately the Springbok Club’s planned special Day of the Vow meeting which was intended to be a special tribute to the memory of Clive Derby-Lewis had to be cancelled because the planned guest speaker who knew Clive well personally was unable to attend during December. Instead this tribute in honour of Clive will now be held at the organisation’s AGM in January. In place of the planned December meeting the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club will however be holding an informal belated Day of the Vow gathering in east Kent on Friday 30th December. For more information either e-mail springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430.

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In February the Springbok Club will be staging a fascinating historical walking tour in London, and during the Spring of 2017 will be welcoming a prominent wildlife conservationist as guest speaker. Two more long-term events for 2017 have also already been arranged, firstly a trip to the WWII battlefield at Arnhem in the Netherlands during mid-August, and secondly the organisation’s participation in the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk on Sunday 10th September. We ask all supporters therefore to try to diarise both these dates.

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DENNIS DELDERFIELD’S FUNERAL

Sad though the occasion quite naturally was, we believe that many readers will be keen to receive a report of the funeral last month of that great British and Imperial patriot Dennis William Delderfield. His funeral took place at the historic church of St.Lawrence Jewry in the City of London, which in view of his long association with the City of London (he was for 18 years a Common Councilman of the City of London) was his wish and very appropriate. There was a large attendance for the service, which included not only members of New Britain (the organization which he founded in 1976 and led for the following 40 years) but also representatives from the Swinton Circle, the Springbok Club, and the Royal Society of St.George, all organisations which he supported and worked closely with. Dennis’s coffin was draped only with a Union Flag and a simple cross, though single flowers were laid on the top by many of his 11 godchildren. A stirring funeral oration was given by his successor as leader of New Britain, Mr. Patrick O’Dwyer, in which he emphasized Dennis’s strong Christian faith and total commitment to the British patriotic cause. He also told of several other facts regarding Dennis’s life which not many people knew about previously, namely the fact that he was an enthusiastic Boy Scout during his youth, and also that he had been a keen boxer and cross-country runner. This probably explains why he became such a firm patriotic activist later during his life with such a determined outward-looking attitude. It was also very interesting, and indeed poignant, to note in view of Dennis’s strong commitment to Commonwealth and Empire solidarity that as well as several regimental colours hanging in the church there were also the flags of Australia, New Zealand and Bermuda (Britain’s oldest remaining colony, and perhaps the “morning star” of a revived Empire). It is frequently said that good often comes out of funerals, and this was no exception, for re-contact was made at the service with two previous staunch supporters of our movement who we hadn’t seen for years, and who have now both indicated that they have a renewed enthusiasm. As has been revealed previously, moves are now afoot to merge New Britain with the Swinton Circle in order to ensure that all of Dennis’s great work over the past 40 years doesn’t go to waste, and talks with Patrick O’Dwyer in this regard are expected to take place within the next few weeks.

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MESSAGE FROM “NETWORK FOR ANIMALS”

We have recently received the following quite concerning message from the Networks for Animals organisation :-

“Today, as governments of the world meet at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) in Johannesburg to draw up rules governing the trade in wild animals, their citizens march in unison to stand up for wildlife. Network for Animals will be amongst the campaigners on London and Cape Town, and have helped organize and finance the march in Edinburgh.

“It is a sad parallel that as so many stand up to bring safety to the animal kingdom, the government of Zimbabwe is reaping utter terror. Wicked and evil; those are the words to describe their action. Last year Network for Animals led an international outcry about their export of 24 baby elephants to China. This year they are doing even worse: 40 elephants all under the age of six have already been captured and more are being taken from their mothers at the rate of five a day. They are being held in a secret area in the Hwange National Park.

“As well as 40 baby elephants, Zimbabwe has so far captured eight lions, four giraffe, eight hyenas and an unknown number of antelopes. Their new owner is the Chimelong ‘Safari Park’, in China where elephants are forced to do tricks in a circus auditorium. Some of the captured animals – those with large horns – have been beheaded so that they may be mounted and sold as trophies. Recently Zimbabwe announced it was going to ‘relocate’ 500 elephants within the country. Now we know where they are really going – to a life of hell. We have to fight this evil.

“CITES meetings happen only once every three years, so this is a rare chance to take action. Please sign the CITES petition telling its leaders to ban the export of baby elephants. If two thirds of the governments agree then the babies can be saved.”

The CITES petition can be accessed at :-

http://networkforanimals.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=e7fa57e68de714d9e16a89192&id=def244ca6f&e=b51247c019

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TIME TO DISBAND FIFA!

It is universally accepted that FIFA has been unfit for purposes for many years because of its rampant bribery and corruption – particularly under the presidency of Sepp Blatter. For the world’s most popular game this has clearly been a most damning state of affairs. More recently, however, a far more reprehensible development has occurred which must mean that demands should seriously now be made for the organisation as currently constituted to be disbanded, This development has been FIFA’s disgusting ruling that symbolic poppies commemorating all those for died and suffered during two World Wars against Germanic aggression and in subsequent wars against international terrorism should not be displayed on the team shirts of the England and Scotland teams in their match during the World Cup qualifying competition. Furthermore FIFA officials have also complained against poppies being displayed on the screen at the match in question whilst a minute’s silence was being observed for all those who perished during these conflicts – and even against the wearing of poppies in the crowd at matches involving Wales and Northern Ireland which took place at the same time.

It is surely impossible to think of a more sickening and evil ruling than this. The precise identity of the officials at FIFA who made this outrageous ruling are unknown, but with Germany wielding so much power and influence in current world Soccer it is difficult to think of any other culprit. With the present-day German government facing so much increasing opposition to their EU project they undoubtedly don’t want to be constantly reminded about the criminal acts of their predecessor administrations twice during the last century.

We therefore call upon the Football Associations of the four Home Nations to withdraw immediately from FIFA in protest against this disgusting ruling, and to form an alternative body for world Soccer, together with all other decent and civilized countries who are equally sickened by FIFA’s ongoing corruption, and their insult to all those from throughout Europe who fought and suffered against the scourge of Germanic aggression during the 20th century.

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MESSAGE FROM PEGIDA UK

We have recently received the following important though disturbing message from our friends at the PEGIDA UK organisation :-

“Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman were found guilty on 28 July 2016 at the Old Bailey of encouraging support for the proscribed terrorist organisation Islamic State; that between 29 June 2014 and 6 March 2015 both men invited support for a proscribed terrorist organisation, namely ISIL, also known as ISIS or the Islamic State, contrary to section 12 Terrorism Act 2000.

“Mr Justice Holroyde sentenced both defendants to five and a half years in prison, which PEGIDA UK feels is an outrage. With parole they will both be eligible for release after just two and half years.

“Please help us to get these unduly lenient sentences reviewed by contacting the Attorney General. We also ask you to contact your Member of Parliament, asking that they make representations to the Attorney General on your behalf.

“The Attorney General can be contacted here: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk uls.referrals@attorneygeneral.gsi.gov.uk

“Your email needs to say something like-

“Dear Sir,

“Please review the unduly lenient sentences handed to Anjem Choudary and Mohammed Mizanur Rahman who were found guilty at the Old Bailey on 28 July 2016 of encouraging support for the proscribed terrorist organisation Islamic State.

Their crimes showed a high level of culpability and potential harm, targeting impressionable and vulnerable young people.

There is very little evidence to mitigate any reduction from the maximum sentence of 10 years. Mr Justice Holroyde sentenced both defendants to just five and a half years imprisonment. With parole they will both be eligible for release after just two and half years.

“PEGIDA UK Co-ordinator Tommy Robinson said

“’ I have seen many friends, and myself get harsh sentences for lesser crimes. Considering the hate/violence that Anjem Choudary and his followers have spread over the years and their support for ISIS (a known fact), I believe (and I am sure) that many of you will also believe he should have been given the maximum sentence possible. Please support this campaign by PEGIDA UK’.

“The Attorney General has 28 days to review a sentence and make a decision. Once they’ve reviewed the case, they may send it to the Court of Appeal.”

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REQUEST FOR HELP

An anonymous supporter has recently sent us the following e-mail requesting help in tracing some most interesting news film footage :-

“Around two to three years ago I was viewing a SKY History Channel (or another of the SKY Docs), that documented the German surrender to the Allies. You know there was two such occasions. One surrender was at a location which the Russians did not approve of, and thus demanded another, this time in Berlin, which was held the following day. Now, at one of these surrenders, which was documented/shown by SKY, included a very interesting "clip" which I have not seen repeated on any of the repeat programmes. On that "clip" it showed a German General, (was it Keittle, Jodle or another?), speaking - very firmly - to either Monty or another, and saying something like: ‘You think you may have won the military battles and the war, but you have not. And you will not win the next war which will be an economic war. We will rise and rule with an economic war,. which you will loose and we will rule .... or similar’.

“Question : Can you or the Swinton Circle find this ‘clip’ and put it out on video? It will confirm what most of us have always believed.”

Unfortunately no name was given with this request, but if anyone can help the person who made it please contact them directly at: CarnegieCo@aol.com

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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

Please use the search request form at :-

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

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

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

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BOOK OFFERS

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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

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

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

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

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.217 – Ms. INA ABERDEEN of Rhodesia

Ina Aberdeen has been a long-standing subscriber to the SCN, but unfortunately our latest few editions have been returned to us as evidently her last known e-mail address is no longer valid. We know nothing about her other than the fact that she is an ex-Rhodesian who we believe is now living in South Africa. If anyone can help us with her new e-mail address then we would of course be most grateful.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

A full obituary to the late, great Clive Derby-Lewis appears later in this edition, but we have also been informed of a series of interviews which the great man gave following his release from incarceration, which subsequent to his death have now been placed on YouTube. The first of these interviews, which contains an apparent confession that he did know about the planned assassination of the terrorist leader Chris Hani before the event, and which also contains a number of revelations about harmful internal disagreements within the CP, can be accessed at :-

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

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CHANNEL VIEW

Sir,

Excellent Olympic article [SCN, Augusr 2016 – Ed.]. but the British team is not just GB&NI but GB&NI plus Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man (the Crown Dependncies). Indeed a Channel Islander won a silver in dressage at Rio (Carl Hester) after winning a gold in London.

On another note, I read a book about the Algerian terror rebellion against civilised rule. What a bastard De Gaulle was. What a disgraceful outcome and what disgraceful treatment of the Harkis, who fought against the terrorist savages for the civilised French forces only to be left behind and tortured and slaughtered. Over 100,000 massacred in the most awful torture. Absolutely awful. Then what do the French do? Import millions of Moslem savages (who fought against French rule) for cheap labour. Well they are reaping the whirlwind now. Some do have a lot to answer for.

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.

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RHODESIAN HERALD

Sir,

“Guardianistas” cheered when Mugabe came to power in 1980, turning a blind eye to his mass intimidation. They called this terrorist and Marxist a "freedom fighter." Comparing and contrasting Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, I believe that they owe those of us who supported Rhodesia an apology. Whatever Rhodesia's faults and failings, mass starvation and hyperinflation were not among them. Indeed, while I would have had no censorship or banning of opposition parties, I believe that Southern Rhodesia's non-racial qualified franchise should have been the role model for the whole of Africa.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW

Sir,

Claudia Dalgleish (or Claudia Bryan or whatever she calls herself nowadays) tries to make out that she left the BNP because she didn’t realize how extreme they really were, but as J.B. accurately points out [“Letters to the Editor”, SCN, September 2016 – Ed.] the real reason why she left was probably because Nick Griffin, the perverted leader of that party, sexually harassed and exposed himself to her. After leaving the BNP she was however closely associated with another extremist former member, one Eddie Butler, who had his own reason for leaving but then became a leading member of the equally squalid English Democrats Party. Judging from comments which she makes she is still associated with several other leading neo-Nazis, both within and outside the BNP.

Yours etc.,

George Freeman, London, U.K.

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AMERICAN SUPPORT

Sir,

Thanks for a great SCN [September 2016 Edition - Ed.] I have passed it around at the Brit-expat D.C. area 'meetup' group, which includes many South Africans.. A 'meetup' is a group which usually holds dinners, events etc and is open to all. The British expat group based on the tri-state area (D.C., Maryland and, Virginia) is long established and sometimes has over 100 attendees, (mainly British, but also South Africans and Australians, etc and others who are interested) and even a few who 'commute' regularly from across the Atlantic! Many work in IT, medicine, the law, and the World Bank, etc. Best wishes to Springboks!

Yours etc.,

Alan Truelove, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

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RUSSIAN SUPPORT

Sir,

I think the general purpose of the British nation must be the struggle against Islamic expansion. The EU leaders show they are IMPOTENT. We hope you, the British, can DO IT and really resist invasion. You can do it WITHOUT the continental impotents! Stand firm, Mother Britannia. Do not bow to German swindlers.

Yours etc.,

Boris Grig, Kaliningrad, Russia

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AUSTRALIAN SUPPORT

Sir,

What a wonderful event the “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Norfolk seems to be. I would of course love to come, but now I am dependent on the pension, I have to admit, it would be difficult. You might be interested in that I will be addressing, albeit only briefly, the Australian Constitutional Monarchy conference in Sydney at the end of this month, of which I am Tasmanian representative. Thanks for the copy of the speech at this year’s “Raising of the Flag” ceremony. Yes, we shall be in contact again.

Yours etc.,

Reg Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia

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OBITUARY

CLIVE DERBY-LEWIS J.C.M.

As reported in last month’s SCN, and as mentioned elsewhere in this issue, that great South African patriot and hero, Clive Derby-Lewis, sadly died in November.

Clive Derby-Lewis was born in Kimberley on 22nd January 1936 (the anniversary of the heroic defence of Rorke’s Drift in 1879). As his name suggests, he was of British descent, though throughout his life he was a great admirer of the Afrikaner people, and indeed was often referred to as an “English-speaking Afrikaner”. He was extremely talented as a youth, and excelled both academically and in sport, and took an early keen interest in the South African political scene. Blessed with entrepreneurial flair he began a successful business career after leaving school, but also became a reservist with the Citizen Force in the SADF, serving in the Witwatersrand Rifles wherein he gained rapid promotion until at the age of only 32 he was appointed as the youngest ever Commandant of the Regiment. He saw active service during the Angolan War, and was awarded the John Chard Medal, South Africa’s highest military decoration (named after the British Army Officer who commanded the garrison at Rorke’s Drift) for his bravery and outstanding meritorious service.

Whilst serving in the SADF he came into contact with Colonel Charles Stallard, a veteran conservative politician who had once served in Jan Smuts’ United Party government. Later Clive was to found a conservative think-tank called the Stallard Foundation in honour of this great elder statesman of South African politics. Clive’s interest in South African politics was galvanised by Col. Stallard, but rather than joining the by now declining UP wherein Stallard himself had served, he was advised by Stallard to join the increasingly dominant National Party where the true power now lay. Soon after joining the party he stood for election, and was victorious, winning a seat on the Transvaal Provincial Council.

During the late 1970s, however, Clive came to realise that the NP government of John Vorster was abandoning many of the conservative policies for which they had previously stood rock-firm, and saw that the “reform process” on which the NP government had embarked was a recipe for disaster. When Dr. Andries Treurnicht, the leader of the NP in the Transvaal, resigned from the party and founded the Conservative Party of South Africa in 1982 Clive was thus one of the first prominent English-speakers to join this new party, and soon established himself as the party’s leading English-speaking spokesman and representative. He proved a most eloquent orator, and became highly popular among the party’s increasing number of English-speaking supporters – indeed to many British-South Africans he was the Conservative Party! He also became the CP’s unofficial overseas ambassador, visiting the UK and Europe on several occasions to explain to overseas politicians and businessmen why, by maintaining stability in South Africa, it was in all their interests that the CP came to power. He also of course established many important and lasting friendships with British and European patriotic activists through these trips.

Although he was unsuccessful when he stood for election for Parliament in his home constituency of Krugersdorp in both the 1987 and 1989 General Elections (only narrowly losing on both occasions), he was however selected by Dr. Treurnicht to be the CP’s nominated MP (the concept of nominated MPs had been introduced by the NP government as a means of increasing their own numbers), and immediately found himself on the CP’s frontbench as a highly respected and influential parliamentary debater.

In 1986 another important development occurred in Clive’s life, as he married Gabrielle “Gaye” Graser (née O’Keefe), an Australian-born conservative activist who had previously worked as information officer for former NP cabinet minister Dr. Connie Mulder, but who had by then also joined the CP and was one of the party’s most prominent journalists and spokeswomen. It proved an extremely happy and successful marriage, and together they proved a highly effective partnership in advancing the CP’s cause. All this was alas to change in 1992 however, when Clive was arrested in connection with the assassination of the ANC terrorist leader Chris Hani.

It is difficult to imagine the shock and disbelief which greeted his arrest. Here was a man who was one of the most famous politicians in South Africa, and whose name was known by everyone regardless of their political leanings! It seemed impossible that such a high-profile politician who was fighting so effectively in Parliament, in print and on the air-waves would ever dare to become involved in such an act of direct action, and as a result most friends and supporters around the world assumed that his arrest must have been a frame-up by the new NP/ANC coalition to silence their most effective English-speaking opponent. Clive’s comments on the recording of his last interview (see “Recommended Web-Site of the Month” section above) indicate that he at least knew about the planned elimination of Hani before the event however, so if he was in any way involved it was clearly a bad, surprising and highly untypical lapse of judgement. At his trial very little evidence was laid against him, except for the fact that the admitted gunman, a Polish immigrant named Janusz Walus, had ‘phoned him up after the event to “boast” about it, and that a former associate who had turned state’s witness and traitor had testified against him by claiming that he had given him a “hit-list” of the names and addresses of potential targets, but in spite of this lack of evidence and the fact that his lawyers advised him not to take the witness stand in his own defence (a great mistake in retrospect) he was found guilty by the new regime’s court and sentenced to death (although following the abolition of the death penalty this was changed to life imprisonment).

He thus spent the next 23 years of his life in Pretoria Central Prison, but as has been recently revealed he bore his incarceration with phenomenal fortitude and resignation, and without bitter complaint. In spite of the fact that he most certainly wasn’t “flavour of the month” with ANC-supporting members of the prison’s population (there were actually two attempts on his life whilst inside) he proved surprisingly popular among his fellow, majority Black, inmates, and was elected over and over again as Chairman of the prison’s Recreation Committee. He also chaired the prison’s Soccer Association, through which he arranged matches and kit sponsors, as well as organising prison family days and teaching matric subjects and creating a gym. On a more personal level he started to raise song-birds and Mallard ducks, and also nurtured tree seeds which were later distributed around South Africa, producing trees which are flourishing today! Through all his tribulations he was maintained by his strong Christian faith. Although born a Roman Catholic he had later converted to the Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk.

Many attempts were made to procure his release on parole, but predictable the ANC regime continuously refused this. As his health declined due to the hellish prison conditions and the two attempts on his life (he was diagnosed with cancer and developed gangrene in one leg) his family and legal team applied for release on medical grounds, but this alas was also initially refused. Following the death of the ANC terrorist leader Mandela and thus the last main hate-filled opponent, he was eventually released in 2015, but alas only on strict conditions which more or less entailed house-arrest. He wasn’t even allowed to attend church or to visit Loftus Versfe!d to see matches played by his beloved Blue Bulls!

Although his release conditions included the stipulation that he was not allowed to write articles or to communicate by written means, a loop-hole in the regulations meant that he was allowed to have access to the Internet. He quickly became proficient in e-mailing and the social media and made good and regular contact with his previous friends and admirers around the world – including with our own movement – and showed clearly that in spite of his 23 years’ incarceration he had lost none of his previous verve and patriotism. In what was to prove his final message written to the editor of the SCN he stated: “Great pleasure, Alan. All of the very best to you, you are doing a great job. Alles van die beste vir jou ook.”.

On his wishes his ashes have been taken secretly to be scattered on a mountain top in the Karoo overlooking a panoramic view of so much of South Africa. Clive Derby-Lewis’s ashes may be resting in piece, but his soul – and his spirit - live on, live on to inspire a future generation of South African patriots. When civilized rule is eventually restored to that beleaguered land and it is free again the exact place where his ashes have been scattered will probably be revealed, and will become a place of pilgrimage for all true South Africans and other patriots from around the Western world.

Out heartfelt commiserations are of course extended to his widow Gaye and to the rest of his family – and if he could only understand the sentiments to his beloved cat Boykie.

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Friday, 18 November 2016

November 2016 Edition

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

November 2016 edition

See, the conquering hero comes!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

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

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

Guest Speaker: Mr. PAT MURPHY

Date : Tuesday 22nd November 2016

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

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

6 Carthusian Street, London EC1M 6EB.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

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

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THE CURSE OF SWINTON

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

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THE SANWILD LIONS

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

“The SanWild Lions.

“We survived South Africa’s Killing Fields.

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

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

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

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SOUTH AFRICA’S DAYS OF RUGBY SUPER POWER ARE OVER

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

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

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A MAN TO WATCH OUT FOR!

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

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

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NO MORE MOSQUES!

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

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

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

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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

Please use the search request form at :-

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

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

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

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BOOK OFFERS

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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

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

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

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

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.216 – Mr. ADRIAN SMITH of Durban

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

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

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

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

http://www.breitbart.com/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

FRIENDS THEN, FRIENDS NOW, FRIENDS FOR EVER ….

Sir,

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

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

Yours etc.,

Andries Breytenbach, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

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CLUSTER SHOT

Sir,

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

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.

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A QUESTION OF SPORT

Sir,

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

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

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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COMMONWEALTH SOLIDARITY

Sir,

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

Yours etc.,

Reg Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia

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OBITUARY

DENNIS WILLIAM DELDERFIELD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Octoer 2016 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

October 2016 edition

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

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

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

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

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

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

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

Date : Saturday 22nd October 2016

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

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

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

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

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

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END CRUELTY TO SCOTLAND’S ANIMALS

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

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SPORTING TROPHIES

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

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

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS

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

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

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RAF METHERINGHAM

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

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

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

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

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REMEMBERING DR. VERWOERD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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

Please use the search request form at :-

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

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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

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

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

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

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.215 – Mr. ANTON FOLJAMBE of Christchurch, New Zealand

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

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

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

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

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CHILD ABUSE

Sir,

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

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, Sougth Africa

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FELINE FREEDOM

Sir,

Congratulations on Brexit! Happy (belated) Independence Day!

Yours etc.,

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

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VICTORY SALUTE

Sir,

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

Keep up the good work.

Yours etc.,

AvTK, Bath, Somerset, U.K.

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NASTY NATS

Sir,

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

Yours etc.,

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

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THE TIMES THEY ARE A’CHANGING

Sir,

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

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

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.

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OBITUARIES

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

DICKIE JEEPS

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

TONY MOTTRAM

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

JOHN GLEESON

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

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



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Monday, 26 September 2016

September 2016 Edition

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

September 2016 edition

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

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

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

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

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

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

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

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

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

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

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

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SWINTON CIRCLE NEWS

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

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

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MESSAGE FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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THE RIO OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES

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

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THE EMPIRE GOES FOR GOLD!

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

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THE “GOOD” TERRORIST

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

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

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

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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

Please use the search request form at :-

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

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

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

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BOOK OFFERS

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

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

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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

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

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.214 – Miss DIANE BLEASDALE of Rhodesia and Durban

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

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

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

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

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

OUT OF THE MOUTH ….

Sir,

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

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

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

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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DOUBLE EXPOSURE

Sir,

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

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

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

Yours etc.,

J.B., London, U.K.

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OBITUARY

BRIAN VERNON BAKER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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