Monday, 10 November 2008

November 2008 Edition.


November 2008 edition

Chou En-lai was once reported to have replied when asked whether he thought the French Revolution had been a success: "It is too early to say". His response was greeted with laughter around the world - but much the same question could have been asked of the American Revolution, and only answered for certain in the negative on 4th November 2008.

After two and a quarter centuries of seeming success and progress, and rising to the position of leader and defender of the Western World, the United States electorate chose to reject John McCain - a true American, war hero, and man of dedicated service to his country - and instead elected a half-alien with known origins and upbringing which were the total antithesis of all that the original American colonial pioneers stood for, to be their next president and commander-in-chief.

But could anything else be expected in the long-run from a nation founded upon rebellion against the Crown? To be sure big mistakes were made by the British Government of the time in the run-up to the American War of Independence, but the Jeffersonian ethos behind it would lead inevitably to the "Bring me your huddled masses" mentality which could only be the long-term destroyer of the WASP-colonial culture which had established civilisation in a previous wilderness, and which for two and a quarter centuries created the most powerful nation on earth.

In this regard it is most significant to realise that at the 2008 Presidential Election 75% - one in four - of the electorate were non-White. It goes without saying that the vast majority of these voted for Barrack Hussein Obama. Add to these all the other hyphenated Americans with a "chip on their shoulder" towards WASP America (significantly Obama chose as his VP running-mate Joe Biden, a proclaimed Irish-Catholic-American) and it can be appreciated what a difficult uphill battle the McCain/Palin ticket were faced with, for all their patriotism, proven abilities and charm.

But give credit to Obama where credit's due. He made no secret of the fact that his father was a Kenyan Muslim. He never denied that his middle name was Hussein. He never hid the fact that his initial education took place at a Muslim madrassa in Indonesia ("Give me a child until he's seven"!). He now surely cannot believe his luck that the American people could have been so stupid not to comprehend all the writing which was on the wall, and is unquestionably laughing behind their collective backs - just as Muslims throughout the Middle-East are now evidently openly shrieking with delight at this development in their streets and bazaars.

We must repeat, however, that our objection to Obama isn't because of the colour of his skin. As we've stated before we believe that Condi Rice, for example, would make an excellent US president, for despite her African origins she quite clearly has a firm and genuine American mindset and has the best interests of Western Christian civilisation at heart. For all of Obama's protestations that he is now a Christian and a real American it should never be forgotten that his "pastor", the Rev. Wright, once proudly proclaimed "God damn America", and that his wife openly stated that the first time she was proud to be an American was only after the Iowa Caucuses! We therefore believe it to be self-evident that Obama will not seek to serve the interests of the United States if he is allowed to take office, but rather will be seeking to change the very character of American society.

There are those who will say that as non-Americans we should not be commenting upon the domestic affairs of that country, but it must be remembered that ever since WWI the United States has been the leading nation in the Free World. It is not just the future of America which is at stake from this impending nightmare therefore, but the security of every Western nation. The State of Israel would indeed seem to be particularly threatened. We might not agree with the precise phraseology used by Klaus Emmerich, the Austrian political commentator, when he expressed grave concern at Obama's election, but his words echoed the dread and trepidation felt by the majority of people throughout the Western world.

But what of the future? Only the American people can now act to save themselves, and this they must clearly do - not only for their own safety and freedom, but also for that of the West as a whole. There are surely many constitutional avenues which can be explored to challenge Obama's election prior to January, not least in view of the widespread rumours about his actual place of birth. Of course the prospect of Joe Biden becoming the 44th President of the United States is not much more appealing - so perhaps, hopefully, legal grounds could be discovered to disqualify the entire ticket?

In the long-term, however, America must return to the ideals of its roots - and by its roots we mean the PRE-revolutionary colonial pioneer era. Means must be found to repatriate all those of unassimilatable origin - be it to Kenya or wherever. Most importantly, however, that largest group of hyphenated Americans, that which so far doesn't seem to have a collective voice - the British-Americans - must reassert themselves. A vibrant movement of Americans of British stock must be established which will ensure that the national humiliation of 4th November 2008 will never happen again. Our own movement, and no doubt others around the British Commonwealth, will of course be eager to co-operate closely with such a movement in order to ensure the ascendancy of our beloved mutual civilisation.



The Springbok Club held a most pleasant and informative meeting in conjunction with the official wing of the London Swinton Circle last month, at which the guest speaker was Mr. Bob Vinnicombe from Sydney in Australia. Mr. Vinnicombe (who spoke previously to a joint London Swinton Circle and Springbok Club meeting in 2006) is a leading NSW official of the Australian One Nation party, and stood as an independent candidate for the Bankstown Municipal Council earlier during the year, receiving a very creditable vote. In his well-received speech Mr. Vinnicombe detailed much about the current Australian political and sociological situation, emphasising specifically the great problems caused by ethnic minorities (particularly Muslim Lebanese) being allowed to enter Australia. He also laid great stress on the importance of Australia remaining a monarchy, and that links between kith and kin from the core Commonwealth should be strengthened.



The Springbok Club will be holding its annual UDI Day celebrations on Monday 17th November, which this year will take the form of a buffet, and which will also be held in conjunction with the official wing of the London Swinton Circle. The guest of honour at this event will be a prominent national security consultant who will be speaking, inter alia, about the international forces which were behind the abandonment of Empire post WWII, which culminated in the betrayal of Rhodesia.

Official invitations to this event have already been posted out to all members of the Springbok Club, and a further circular e-mail giving full details will be sent out to the full SCN circulation list later during the week.



On Sunday 14th December the Springbok Cub/ELC will be marking the Day of the Vow with a special event featuring a display by a Victorian-era military re-enactment society. Further details will be given in next month's edition of the SCN.

The Springbok Club/ELC's 2009 AGM will take place in mid-January 2009.

In early February 2009 the Kent Branch of the Springbok Club/ELC is planning to hold a social get-together, at which a former Rhodesian serviceman will be giving an informal talk about his Bush War experiences.

The Springbok Club/ELC is provisionally planning to organise a trip to Gibraltar in late February 2009 in order to witness the Freedom of the Rock being granted to the Royal Marines. If any supporter is keen to join us for this visit then please e-mail us at: or 'phone: 07711188430.



Alas we have learnt that Mr. Allan Robertson recently held what he termed an "AGM" for his breakaway faction of the London Swinton Circle. Needless to say this so-called "AGM" had absolutely no constitutional validity whatsoever. Two observers were present at this event, and reported that the turnout only numbered one dozen (including Robertson himself and the two observers). Furthermore also allowed to be present were two of the main instigators of the problems which engulfed the last official meeting of the LSC on July 22nd, one of whom being a known member of the neo-fascist BNP (whose membership it had previously been decided would not be allowed to be renewed by the LSC leadership because of his known extremist affiliations), and by all accounts he also brought along two unknown non-members of the LSC with him, both of whom made comments which seemed to suggest that they were also members of the neo-fascist BNP.

As we have stated previously, an official Emergency General Meeting of the LSC will be held in December at which, inter alia, the actions of Mr. Allan Robertson on July 22nd and subsequently will be discussed and appropriate decisions taken. No doubt this latest unilateral action of his will now also be taken into account. Mr. Robertson will of course be given full notification of this EGM, and will be allowed to attend to defend himself and to give explanations regarding all charges which may be made against him.



The following two most interesting reports appeared in a recent edition of "Preparing South Africa for the World" - the official newsletters of the 2010 Soccer World Cup organising committee :-

"More than 30% of people living in the vicinity of Loftus Versfeld [Pretoria] have fallen victim to assault, rape or violent armed robbery. This is according to a 2007 crime survey report released earlier this month. The report, dubbed 'Perceptions on Crime in a South African Metropolis: Tshwane [sic] 2007', saw 1,200 people living and working in Hatfield, Arcadia and Sunnyside being surveyed by the research team. The Pretoria News notes that the report was presented by Professor Andre Horn at the International Geographical Union's Urban Commission cities monitoring conference in Tunisia. According to Horn the aim of the survey was to establish people's personal experiences, opinions and their perceptions of crime in the stadium's vicinity ahead of the 2010 World Cup. 'Of those surveyed, 84% believed that crime was becoming more violent with 72% believing that crime would increase in the build up to the 2010 World Cup,' he said."

"A German man appeared in court last week after allegedly defrauding people of thousands of Rands through a bogus soccer academy. Bernd Wulfen was arrested in Johannesburg in May while allegedly representing a false sports academy, the German International Youth Academy. The Cape Argus reports that he appeared before magistrate Wellington Rixana in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on a charge of fraud last week, his fourth appearance since May. He is on R2,000 bail. Prosecutor Cecil Engel said the investigations were complete and the case had been postponed to allow Wulfen's 'new lawyer' to get hold of all his statements. When he arrived in South Africa last year, he said the 2010 World Cup offered potential, and he planned to open an academy to unearth 'hidden' young soccer talent."



Imire Safari Ranch are absolutely delighted to announce the capture, prosecution and sentencing of the perpetrators who slaughtered and killed our three rhino - Amber, DJ and Sprinter - and the unborn calf which was due to be born on November 7th 2008.

We would like to thank and congratulate National Parks in particular who have been extremely supportive and persistent in the face of serious adversity to catch the perpetrators.

The perpetrators have been sentenced to 28 years imprisonment. They were responsible for the death of 17 rhino.

Imire would also like to take this opportunity to thank the public both in Zimbabwe and from fields afar for their endless support over that tragic time. The response and concerns to the horror of the deaths of these endangered species was incredible and extremely humbling for us all on Imire.

We cannot thank enough Johnny and Cheryl Rodrigues who are devoted to the plight of the wildlife of Zimbabwe. Johnny and Cheryl have sourced, found and collected the generous donations of skimmed powered milk from South Africa for Tatenda.

Tatenda grows from strength to strength, now 11-months old and Poggle the wart hog is still the love of his life, how blessed and privileged are we to have these wonderful animals weaving their colourful thread into our life's tapestry?



The Argentine newspaper 'Clarin' recently carried an article announcing that Argentina will make a submission to the United Nations to counter the British submission reserving Britain's right to claim sovereignty over seabed resources beyond 200 miles around British claims in Antarctica. The article says that Argentina will also do this to counter an anticipated move by Britain at the UN to extend its marine sovereignty around the Falklands, South Georgia, etc. The article says that all the necessary technical work will be completed by May 2009 which is the deadline for such submissions. It also mentions that Argentina's claim in Antarctica overlaps the Chilean claim there. The article mentions that Britain has just claimed seabed resources around Ascension Island.



We recently received the following most interesting report via the ORAFs' circular e-mail posting of the Rhodesian Air Force Association. We'll report on further developments regarding this venture as we receive them :-

"Arising from a recommendation given by Rev. Terry Mesley-Spong in 2006, Brig. David Heppenstall very recently brought about the establishment of a committee to investigate the desirability and interest for a medal to be known as 'The Rhodesian Independence Commemorative Medal' (RICM).

"Clearly the introduction of an RICM is very late in coming but there is a need to accept that ‘late is better than never’.

"The purpose of the RICM is to give to those who gave services in support of their cherished country the opportunity to declare and expose their pride in having done so. Such service came not from the military alone, but from every walk of life and from Rhodesians of all colours. Each knows where his or her heart and efforts lay through the troubled years in which Rhodesia’s affairs were a focal point between antagonists either side of the Iron Curtain.

"The RICM is not an official, government-approved and gazetted item. It is one being developed by a Rhodesian joint forces committee in UK with associates in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Once available, interested individual Rhodesians will be able to order and pay for his/her own medal. The cost of the RICM and postage is not yet established but it is hoped to keep this as low as possible, without producing a cheap and inferior quality medal.

"There is no limit to who can own and wear an RICM, providing he/she expended efforts to the benefit of Rhodesia’s well being. Consider the farmers and their wives facing perils whilst continuing to uphold the agricultural sector upon which we were all dependent, railway operators, firemen, Red Cross and field catering volunteers, doctors, nurses, hospital workers, civil servants, postmen, electrical maintenance men and water engineers are just a very small cross-section of a society that provided vital inputs to keep our independent country running efficiently for 15 years during which the world at large sought to destroy it.

"Whereas our servicemen gained medals in service and proudly wear them on appropriate occasions, there is nothing for other deserving Rhodesians to show on those same occasions. Consider the wife who upheld her serving husband through the troubled times. Was she awarded for her vital but silent service? No! But maybe she would like to stand next to her be-medalled man when next he wears his gongs and proudly display her own.

"The Committee will keep the various Rhodesian Associations around the world up to date on progress and hope to be in a position to circulate a drawing of the proposed medal, showing both obverse and reverse in the very near future."



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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club/ELC now retails Union Flag lapel badges and key-rings, price £2.00 each (plus 20% p&p).

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

Copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile (editions 30 to 36) are still available price R5.00 or 50p each, as well as batches of 50 copies (including copies of the original S.A.Patriot) price R80.00 or £8.00 (plus 20% for p&p.)

Payments should be made to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: BCM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.

[We really want to be able to produce the next edition of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, No.37, as soon as possible, but in order to do this we need to clear our existing stock of back-issues first. Supporters can help us in two ways in this regard, either by making donations which will enable us to distribute more copies, and/or by providing address details of people who might be interesting in receiving copies.]



"WAY OUT OF LINE" by Trisha Jackson

A novel which tells the story of the profound impact that an innocent youthful love affair has on the lives of two young lovers. The plot moves from a cult and a maximum security prison in the US to the savannah grasslands of Mozambique and Zimbabwe - this makes for adventure, suspense and melodrama. Packed with conflict and sexual tension, anyone who loves romance, passion and excitement should enjoy reading this story.

Trisha Jackson was born and grew up in Rhodesia. She immigrated to the USA with her husband and three children in 1990. She and her husband live in a unique, rural community in the Tonto National Forest in the eastern mountains of Arizona.

Copies of "Way Out of Line" can be ordered from



Details the disasters of Mugabe's Zimbabwe, and illustrates the similarities between Mugabe's rule and that of Mandela/Mbeki in South Africa. It can be ordered on-line at:


"OF RICE AND MEN", by Jimmy Walker

111 pages. Illustrated. With excellent cartoons by Fusilier Norman Lambert, produced whilst in captivity. Soft-back £5.00 (cover price £10.00)

An irreverent, left of centre, look at life as a POW by Jimmy Walker, who was captured by the Japanese following the fall of Singapore in 1942. Jimmy takes us through incarceration at the notorious Changi jail, forced labour on the railroad, and deportation to Japan, where the Japanese exploited the mining skills of the boys from Northumberland. Norman Lambert’s sketches are both amusing and frightening at the same time. Through the bitterness and resentment, and physical trauma of captivity shines the humour and the indomitable spirit of the British soldier. An enjoyable and educational read, with a surprise ending.

Prices include p&p. Payment can be made by credit or debit card. To order on line, log on to and enter as payment destination.


"THE BLIGHT OF BLAIRISM" by Francis Bennion

A devastating indictment of the "new" Labour administration. For more details about the book visit:


"THE THOUSAND STEPS" by Dr Helen Anderson

Dr Anderson spent what she describes as "26 privileged years in Africa, privileged because life was never dull and medical practice never ceased to be truly exciting and fulfilling." It is a personal account of practice, both in Entebbe, Uganda, and the Sudan, Congo and Botswana. She describes her fascinating experiences. She married in Gulu, Uganda, where she ran the local Hospital, dealing with surgical cases never before described in textbooks. She also describes her time in Serowe, Botswana, and the problems with the resident ghost in the Residency.
The book is copiously and superbly illustrated with numerous colour photographs. Available at £20.00 direct from the author at Lake Hawea, R.D.2., Wanaka, 9382, New Zealand, by cheque or money order.


"THE RAPE OF ZIMBABWE" by Ricky Wilson - which tells it like it was (and is)!

Rhodesia was once a prosperous and thriving country, and the story of the author's enterprising and entrepreneurial spirit in that land, followed by his desperate escape from the country when, as Zimbabwe, it became ruled by a tyrant, imparts a realistic perspective of the present desperate plight of many exiles from a country that was once a paradise and the breadbasket for so much of Africa.

You can order this book via


Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have written three books each. Glenn MacAskill is ex-BSAP Special Branch and still working (as Mugabe has denied him any pension) and Michael Bowery is ex-South African Special Forces. Due to the difficulties confronting White writers in the "new" South Africa they launched Crest Publishing to self-publish their own books, and have been doing this since October 2006. Michael Bowery is author of: "Canham's Run", "The Sligo Piper" and "Kill the President", whilst Glenn MacAskill is author of: "King's Gold", "Crime Lords" and "Of Royal Blood". Special discounts to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 97910, Petervale, Transvaal, 2151, South Africa, e-mail:, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at:


"THE SAINTS" - DVD versions of the book about the history of the RLI

Now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: or UK tel.: 07732 685400.


"LETTERS FROM AFRICA" by Mandy Retzlaff

A collection of short stories documenting Mandy Retzlaff's extraordinary life in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Her letters are full of hope, despair, extreme courage and a remarkable sense of humour needed to face the everyday difficulties of living in a politically and economically unstable Africa.

For more details visit Mandy's web-site at:



Robert Shipley has many items of memorabilia of special interest to Southern African and other patriots for sale, including :-

An old brochure of Worcester in South Africa for £10.00


A State President's Guard Plaque 1980/81, Lt.Grobler, for £15.00

(postage and packaging included).

For more information or to make orders please 'phone 07527277406, or e-mail:



No.120 : Mr. ROGER BROOKENS of Glasgow

Roger Brookens was a staunch Scottish Unionist and Rangers supporter who was one of the earliest subscribers to S.A.Patriot. Although brought up in Glasgow he moved to London during the early 1970s, where he became a keen member of the Rangers F.C. Supporters Association's London Branch. He then moved to Lancashire, and was last known to be based at Darwen near Blackburn, although he evidently no longer lives there. A number of former colleagues would be very keen to make contact with him again.



We have recently been forwarded the following most eye-opening web-cast video featuring the Rev. James David Manning - a Black America clergyman who is firmly opposed to Barrack Obama. This demonstrates conclusively that Black Christians as well as Whites are deeply concerned about what an Obama administration might usher in. It is well worth a view, and can be accessed at :-





I've just received your latest newsletter and read the section about the Argentinians demanding their flag be forced upon Falkland soil after their aggression; imagine the Germans demanding the same in Belgium and France!

I cycled for two months (losing a stone in the process!) throughout England and down around the Ypres Salient and the Somme. I took some pictures of the South African National Memorial and CWGC at Delville Wood (would love to contact the chap who made the South African red ensign to add to my collection!). The statue of Castor and Pollux on the memorial itself represents the bond between South Africa and the UK.

Yours etc.,

Keir Heath, currently working overseas.



Most readers will probably recall the name of young Mr. Arthur Kemp, the former keen supporter and writer for S.A.Patriot and active member of the Conservative Party of South Africa, who subsequently betrayed our movement and indeed circulated a number of hurtful and unsubstantiated smears about us. Although clearly a mainstream Conservative like ourselves during the 1980s, young Mr. Kemp suddenly adopted an overt neo-Nazi image during the mid-1990s, though many observers have speculated that this was only a front in order to discredit the mainstream resistance movement in South Africa by association, and that he was really working for the "new" South African authorities. Suspiciously, however, young Mr. Kemp turned up in the UK on a number of occasions during the late 1990s and 2000s, though without making any effort to contact his former friends. It was also then revealed that he had joined the so-called British National Party, and indeed had gravitated to a leading position within the neo-fascist party - though evidently many BNP underlings were highly suspicious of him, referring to him as "that South African spook". Now comes news that young Mr. Kemp is planning to re-marry an American woman, and to relocate yet again to the United States. Whether this proposed marriage is authentic or whether it's just a wheeze to obtain residence in the United States is uncertain. Any further information would be gratefully received.

Another highly sinister character with a strikingly similar story is Deirdre Fields (nee van Heerden). Ms. Fields is the niece of the late and great Tom Hawkins, who was a staunch supporter of our movement in Durban during the 1980s. Tom Hawkins served with distinction in the South African army during WWII, and was a strong Anglophile with a deep hatred for the Nazis and Nazism. His niece, however, emigrated to the United States during the early 1990s, where she apparently married an American neo-Nazi. Here she evidently obtained employment with a Texan oilman, before being fired after being caught photocopying and distributing anti-Semitic material using office equipment. She then split from her husband who then moved to California, whereas she herself went off to live in a neo-Nazi commune near Pittsburg, where she has evidently set herself up as a self-styled pro-Afrikaner-spokesperson, and continues to circulate her anti-Semitic poison. Undoubtedly dear old Tom Hawkins would be turning in his grave if he was to learn what his niece was now doing. It would be very interested to learn whether young Mr. Kemp and Ms. Fields are in any way connected however. Again any information would be gratefully received.


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