Friday, 7 December 2012

December 2012 Edition.


December 2012 edition

The re-election of Barack Hussein Obama as President of the United States was as dumbfounding as it was terrifying. As we emphasized in the October edition of the SCN, this could well signal an acceleration of the de-Westernisation of the United States – and furthermore a surrender in the War against Terror, increased kow-towing to China and the Islamic world, and further betrayal of Israel. For other countries throughout the West the prospects seem frightening in the extreme.

There seems no rational explanation for this astonishing act of potential national suicide taken by the American electorate. Much has been made of recent rapid changes in the demographic nature of the United States, but the fact remains that even if the most doom-laden estimates of the ethnic composition of the US electorate are true (though of course most of these are undoubtedly wild exaggerations designed to spread pessimism and defeatism among White Americans), over 70% of the American population still remains of European (mainly British) ethnic stock. Furthermore, some of the most decisive votes in favour of Obama occurred in the New England states, where the percentage of non-White voters is the lowest. The much-vaunted “demographic time-bomb” in the United States clearly still hasn’t occurred therefore – though this is no reason for comfort, for even if the over-exaggerated doom-predictions are ignored there still remains a distinct possibility that non-Whites could outnumber Whites in the United States before the end of the century.

Obama’s second term in office will undoubtedly prove to be even worse than his first as far as traditional America and the West in general are concerned, but it is very doubtful whether he will be able to destroy the fabric of American society and Western hegemony completely – after all the GOP still controls the House, as well as most State legislatures.

At the 2016 Presidential elections it is highly likely that Joe Biden will be chosen as the Donkey Party’s nomination, but appalling though this prospect appears he will undoubtedly not be able to galvanise Blacks and Latinos to vote in the same numbers as Obama has been able to do. If a charismatic GOP candidate can emerge who wins the support of the vast majority of White electors (as well as those non-Whites who realize which side of their bread is best buttered on) then he or she could sweep to power in 2016.

But simply re-gaining the White House will not be sufficient for the GOP. They must realize that a “demographic time-bomb” – although clearly over-exaggerated by their opponents – does still exist. One of the first actions of the next GOP President must therefore be not only to halt all further non-White immigration into the US, but also to initiate some sort of effective repatriation policy. His or her appeal to the electorate must therefore emphasise their British/European roots in much the same way as Obama has taken advantage of his African roots. This could well prove to be the last chance for the GOP to save America as a Western nation – and we’re not being over-melodramatic.



The Springbok Club’s UDI Day Dinner last month proved to be a good success. The guest speaker was Mr. Michael Thorburn, whose parents settled in the then Nyasaland shortly after WWI, before moving to the then Southern Rhodesia where he was brought up, educated, and spent most of working life. In his well-received speech Mr. Thorburn recalled not only his own childhood, working career and military and BSAP Reserve service in Rhodesia, but also told something about his involvement with the annual Ceremony of the Hoisting of the Flag event in Norfolk, which commemorates and re-enacts the foundation of Rhodesia on the 13th September 1890. The venue where this event took place proved excellent, with the dinner being of the highest standard, and a happy and inspirational atmosphere being enjoyed by all who attended. It was furthermore provisionally arranged that a Springbok Club party would be participating in next year’s Ceremony of the Hoisting of the Flag commemoration in Norfolk.


In December it is still hoped that the Springbok Club will be organising a function to commemorate the Day of the Vow. Full details will be circulated to all members once full details have been finalised. In January the Springbok Club will be holding its 2013 AGM, and during spring the organisation will be visiting the gardens of a prominent ex-Rhodesian in the South of England.


The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club is planning to hold an informal pub-gathering early in February.



In November the Swinton Circle held a special meeting which was addressed by Mr. Roger Knapman, the former Conservative MP for Stroud, UKIP leader, and UKIP MEP for the South-West of England (Wessex and Cornwall). Mr. Knapman’s speech proved masterful, and told of encouraging developments which were currently taking place within the broader EuroSceptic movement.

In December the Swinton Circle will be joining forces with New Britain in order to participate in the annual Falklands Islands Association Battle Day ceremony. This will take place at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Saturday 8th December. Start assembling at 10.30 hrs ready for the ceremony itself to begin at 11.00 hrs. We hope that as many Swinton Circle and New Britain members and supporters as possible will be able to attend this important event to express solidarity with our Falklands Islands kith and kin.

On Saturday 26th  January 2013 the Swinton Circle will again be joining forces with New Britain in order to take part in their annual Australia Day ceremony at the bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip at the rear of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

In February, March and April 2013 the Swinton Circle will be addressed by a prominent DUP MP, a hereditary peer of the realm and a leading newspaper columnist. Later during the year the organisation will welcome as guest speakers a current UKIP MEP, a leading national security expert and a former prominent Conservative MP.

Membership fees and donations to the Swinton Circle can now be made via PayPal by accessing the organisation's web-site at:  [Simply 'click' on the line "PayPal = The safer, easier way to pay online" at the bottom of the site's Home Page. If the error message "This content cannot be displayed in a frame" then appears simply 'click' on the line "Open this content in a new window".]



As mentioned above, New Britain will be participating in a ceremony to commemorate Falkland Islands Battle Day at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on Saturday 8th December, and on Saturday 26th January 2013 will be staging an event to celebrate Australia Day at the statue of Admiral Arthur Phillip (founder and first governor of New South Wales) behind St.Paul’s Cathedral, commencing at 14.00 hrs.



A few years ago we made contact with a Canadian-based organisation called the Federal Commonwealth Society, which was later to be re-named the United Commonwealth Society. This organisation seemed to hold very similar ideals to our own, so we therefore looked forward to establishing increasing mutually-beneficial liaison with them, though alas this never really transpired. Even more sadly recent copies of the SCN sent to them at their last known e-mail address,, have been returned to us as it is evidently no longer recognized. We wonder therefore whether anyone can inform us what has happened to this organisation, and what their new e-mail address might be.


We have recently received the following important appeal for support in the campaign to end commercial whaling from Mr. Fred O’Regan of the International Fund for Animal Welfare :-

“Whales face more threats than ever - commercial whaling, pollution, ship strikes, ocean noise...and more.

”But the most important threat that whales are facing this month is...a meeting. Or more specifically, the possible lack of a meeting.

”Every year, countries from around the world gather to discuss whale conservation. This forum is called the International Whaling Commission (IWC), and it is dominated by two groups: countries that vote in favour of commercial whaling, and countries that oppose commercial whaling.

”Last year, Japan convinced fellow pro-whaling countries to walk out of the meeting. This was after the adoption of measures aimed at banning Japan's practice of 'vote-buying' at the IWC - the payment of cash to countries in exchange for their pro-whaling votes.

”In less than a week, the IWC is set to meet again, this time in Panama. Will real progress be made for whale conservation, or will Japan sabotage the meeting once again by leading a walkout? You can be the first to know.

”IFAW is sending a delegation to Panama to urge countries to protect whales and their habitats. They will be sending updates from the meeting, and here's how you can stay up to date with the news:

“The UK has been a leader in whale conservation at the IWC. If you're on Facebook, please take a moment to thank UK Minister for Natural Environment and Fisheries, Mr. Richard Benyon, for his office's leadership on whale issues and ask him to continue to urge other countries to follow the UK's example.

”Thank you for your support and commitment to protecting whales.”



The following poignant reminder of Rhodesia’s 9/11 moments was recently circulated by Mr. Alf Hutchison of Obadiahoutreach ( We re-circulate it below with Mr. Hutchison’s permission :-

A somber message to all who claim to be Christians in this evil world

America experienced their 9/11, and the entire world stood aghast. Rhodesia experienced TWO such vile Marxist terrorist tragedies and the world said NOTHING…! Did America condemn these murders? ...NO.  Did the United Kingdom and the Queen condemn these heinous atrocities? ….No.   Surely the UN condemned this most foul Marxist act of absolute cowardice?... No they said NOTHING.
It was on the last leg from Kariba to Salisbury on the 3rd of September 1978 that Air Rhodesia Flight RH825 sent a Mayday call. The aircraft the ‘Viscount Hunyani’ with fifty two passengers and four crew members on board was hit by a heat seeking Sam 7 missile. It had been fired by ZIPRA terrorists. 18 survived the crash, but later the callous murderers shot and bayoneted 10 of them, one man, seven women and two young female children. Only 8 survived to tell of the horror they had witnessed. The second shooting down of a passenger aircraft was the ‘Viscount Umniati’- with 59 passengers on board, on 12th February 1979. There were NO SURVIVORS in the crash-landing.
Altogether 107 people were brutally murdered, and still NOT ONE WORD OF CONDEMNATION. Like the Parable of the Good Samaritan…they all looked the other way and passed by. 

My wish from you the reader is simple… be a Good Samaritan. PLEASE pass this on to all on your address book; because on Sunday 2nd September 2012 a beautiful memorial was dedicated to all those who tragically lost their lives. The memorial is in the grounds of the Voortrekkers Monument in Pretoria South Africa. Please show that you at least care that two civilian planes, the Hunyani and the Umniati, were first used as a cowardly means of reprisal, and in fact was the precursor to America’s 9/11.
Keith Nell, who was an SAS operative at the time, has written one of the most amazing classics  ever to come out of the African continent, ‘Viscount Down’… of how one brave soldier controlled the demise of the perpetrators of this most foul and evil deed.   
I have tried in my humble way to honor those killed in three poems, somehow the tragedy is made more poignant, but one thing is sure …We will remember them no matter what…

He lay in hiding like a snake in the grass,
Black mamba, deadly, loathsome and crass,
Waiting in ambush, his expression quite bland;
 Russian Sam seven clutched tight in his hand.

Kariba’s Air Rhodesia, flight eight-two-five,
Passed overhead, but would never arrive.
Now homeward bound, merely minutes in flight,
 Caught in the eyepiece of his missile’s rear sight.

 One Sam seven missile struck like lightening,
Mayhem on board was horrendously frightening.
Downed in the name of freedom’s dark cause,
Cadre, ‘freedom fighters’…Satan’s fine whores,

Twas a miracle that eighteen would even survive,
But sadly only eight would arrive home alive,
Eight surviving adults now fell dead to the floor,
Butchered by savages all thirsting for gore.

 Followed by two children, aged eleven and four,
Bludgeoned by Blacks “Just to even the score”
“For stealing our land” one Black comrade said,
“We shall not stop killing, until all Whites are dead”

To the memory of passengers, pilot and crew,
To the survivors who battled to start life a new,
Like Rev. John da Costa, let us never forget,
Upon all brave Rhodesians may the sun never set.

Rhodesia… birthplace of my heart and my soul,
Its destruction was ZIPRA’s ultimate goal;
So September the third of Seventy Eight,
Remember ‘Hunyani’… and its heinous fate.

by Alf Hutchison 
“Sounds of Distant Drums”
Reproduced in Keith Nell’s classic book “Viscount Down”

The last flight of the Umniati

The Umniati Viscount will fly no more,
Like Hunyani her sister, now lost to the war,
Russian Sam sevens, operated by scum,
All fifty nine lives lost; and no battle won.

“Civilians too, must pay for our cause,
It’s not only soldiers who die in the wars”
These were the words on Satan’s black lips,
Aiming the heat seeking silicon chips.

Special Air Services were first at the scene,
Quite unprepared for this carnage obscene.
Scattered remains of those precious lives,
 Sisters and brothers, husbands and wives.

Follow up operations were swift and precise,
Squeezing the terrorists in the jaws of their vice,
Elite airborne soldiers come to settle the score,
Satan’s crass terrorist would kill no more.

This was Rhodesia’s own ‘Nine Eleven’,
Heinously foul, by a rocket Sam seven.
No condemnation from UN world power,
No worldwide protest, in our darkest hour.

Let us never forget those left behind,
Mourning our beloved who suffered and died,
The SAS squadron who were put to the test,
Witnessing a scene so macabre, so grotesque.

How will we ever make sense of it all,
Rhodesia to Zimbabwe, it’s rise and it’s fall,
Too many have sacrificed life’s ultimate price,
One bowl of gold nuggets, for one bowl of rice.

Alf Hutchison “Sounds of distant Drums”

Both poems included in Keith Nell’s classic book Viscount Down

One man stood head and shoulders above the rest of this pathetic world…a Christian…a man of God who was not prepared to let this tragedy pass unchallenged ….The Late Very Rev. J. R. da Costa


“May God forgive us all and may He bring all those who died
so suddenly and unprepared, into the light of his glorious Presence”.
The Very Rev. J. R. da Costa

From his pulpit this man of God rose up above the rest,
Holding back no punches, preaching his violent protest,
Protesting of Satanic cowards and Marxist violence,
And of a Christian worlds response of ‘deafening silence’.

“A deafening silence” This brave stoic man criticized,
“Deafened with the voice of protests from nations 'civilized,’
This horrific bestiality, worse than anything in recent history
Stinks in the nostrils of heaven”, causing unspeakable misery.

John da Costa, St Mary and All Saints Cathedral’s Dean,
Admonished cowardly perpetrators of this carnage obscene,
Asking again “Who is to blame for this ghastly episode”?
The Church had crossed over the proverbial Samaritans’ road.

Many now seek closure, many questions asked ‘But why?’,
Why did innocent civilians, and young children have to die.
There is no patent answer, Satan’s evil has no bounds,
Foxes torn asunder by aloof hunters and their hounds.

True Rhodesians salutes you, bravest soldier of the cloth,
You kept not tight your lips, but vented your great wrath,
Eloquently preaching to the memory of those deceased,
Forty eight precious souls by family and friend bereaved.

You gave voices to the dead, those now in their graves,
A vivid picture painted, how an uncaring world behaves,
Yours words now echo down corridors of eons and of ages,
Murderers reward of Hell…when the reaper pays their wages.



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We are happy to be able to announce that the next edition of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, No.37, is now well on the way to publication, and it is anticipated will be appearing early during 2013. We will still be requiring further funds in order to cover the printing costs and to distribute it effectively of course, and donations to assist in this task can be made via PayPal at the Springbok Club web-site ( or by cheque made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K.

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.).



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"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at, 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 B.S.A. Police 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.



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The narrative gives the reader an overview of the history of the White man in southern Africa with detailed emphasis on the Rhodesian story through the life and times of PK van der Byl, one of the major players in a political drama that ended in the accession to power of Robert Mugabe under the auspices of the British government. By his very nature PK was controversial and confrontational. This account is likely to give offence to some because it portrays him as bluntly as he was in real life. Much can be contested about PK van der Byl but few will dispute he was an extremely colourful character with a devilish sense of humour. This memoir covers his life with a full flourish while doing nothing to detract from the seriousness of the international political and military conflict in which he was engaged. The reader will glean new information on a highly controversial subject and emerge with a more sympathetic understanding of what PK van der Byl and his colleagues did and strove for. The human tragedy that has followed the removal from power of Ian Smith and his Rhodesian Front party will almost certainly force the reader to deal with some uncomfortable conclusions, of value to anyone sincere about grappling with the volatile and deeply troubling challenges that confront all Africans today.

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"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

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

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"THE SEVEN WATCHMEN" by David Ruppert

A new fascinating novel titled "The Seven Watchmen" by David Ruppert should appeal to South Africans and ex-Rhodesians. It can be ordered from Crest Publishing in South Africa at - or those abroad can buy it directly from David at It's also available on

Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have also 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!

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No.169:  Mr. RON STEPHENSON of Pietermaritzburg.

Although he was already a pensioner when we first made contact with him during the early 1980s, Ron Stephenson was very active with the patriotic movement in Pietermaritzburg, and indeed stood as HNP candidate for Pietermariztzburg North at the 1987 General Election (thus giving the lie to the belief that the HNP was an Afrikaner-only party). The scion of an old Natal family, Ron Stephenson was a qualified lawyer and a keen tennis player, and represented South Africa at a World Anti-Communist League conference in Korea. In view of his age and the elapse of time it seems highly unlikely that he is still with us, but even so it would be most interesting to learn what became of him.



The new RhodesiansZimbabweans web-site is the successor to Georgina Erasmus's excellent former Rhodesians web-site. Although many will not like the inclusion of the “Z” word in the title, there is evidently a good specific reason for this, and the site remains fully orientated towards the Rhodesian cause. It still provides an ideal means by which ex-Rhodesians ca make contact with each other, and can be accessed at :-





We should not have talked with terrorists in Northern Ireland. We should have destroyed the IRA in all-out war and fully integrated NI into the UK. If all IRA men had been either shot, executed, or  jailed for decades, that would have brought peace and justice to Northern Ireland. Instead, the authorities turn a blind eye to terrorist rule in some areas.

Which leads me to Peter Hain's "honourable" record. A record of persecution, harassment and bullying of South African sportsmen, helping to ruin their careers. An arrogant bully whose "Don't Play With Apartheid"  was one of the few books to have made me foam at the mouth. One of the people who helped bring Mugabe to power in the first place and one of the many who owed Ian Smith an apology. That he supports sanctions on Zimbabwe does at least show some hope for him -perhaps he, like Helen Suzman, Garfield and Judy Todd, R.W.Johnson and Alan Paton's widow, is a sinner who gradually repenteth?

Yours etc.,

M. Taylor, London, U.K..




Yes that was a surprise!! People in Britain don't really understand what enormous followings world-wide Brits like Beckham and Rowan enjoy!

The Olympic Opening Ceremony was partly spectacular, but had strong strands of the parochial left. The assumption that the industrial revolution was oppressive instead of the truth - that it emancipated us all and especially the ex-rural workers who suffered heavy labour in cold, rain and heat but then had by comparison much less strenuous mechanised lives! Obviously the pseudo-intellectual left have never worked on a farm (as Rowan and I did when we were young!)

The left never understand internationalism and the wealth which arises from free trade among free peoples and cultures. That is Britain's greatest achievement. Their aim is supranational where peoples and cultures are subsumed (as they were in this ceremony) into a "levelling" Statist mish-mash which inevitably leads to failure and conflict - as it did in the Soviet Union and is doing in the European Union!! (I once wrote an article on "Bean Blackadder and the European Union"!)

But of course this ceremony was a spectacular start to the opposite - individual achievement of the highest order by disciplined athletes representing nations and their cultures.

Yours etc.,

Rodney Atkinson, Northumberland, U.K.



In the September edition of the SCN we reported in our “Rogues Gallery” column about a mysterious character who gloried in the name of Ryan Marcovich who had been posting some offensive and indeed potentially libelous allegations about us on FaceBook. Subsequent to this we received a most bizarre and incomprehensible message, apparently from Mr. Marcovich, which read as follows :-

“as you so elegantly articulated your inability to appreciate other peoples points of view despite having no capacity for flexible/intelligent thinking, may i ask that you refrain from disseminating your views on my emails. please remove yourself from my attentions and take me off your database immediately!
"those caught up in the determinations of the self are unable or unwilling to accept there is a reality beyond their own aims"
We offer the usual fiver to anyone who can tell us what this incoherent gobbledegook means!




Sir Rex Hunt, who died last month, was the Governor of the Falkland Islands at the time of the Argentine invasion of the Islands in 1982. He had earlier enjoyed a distinguished diplomatic career, serving in Uganda, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. He was considered a “safe pair of hands” when appointed Governor of the Falkland Islands in 1980, and was expected to follow the dictates of liberal Foreign and Commonwealth Office policy in seeking compromise and appeasement with Argentina regarding their illegal claim on the Islands. The liberal Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials didn’t know their man however, for once installed as Governor he saw it as his first duty to support his Falkland Islands kith and kin in their rights to protect their British identity. Once the Argentine invasion took place his courage and defiance acted as an inspiration to Margaret Thatcher’s Government (which at that time included the “wet” Lord Carrington as Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary) to stand firm against the Argentine invasion and to dispatch the Naval Task Force to rescue the Islanders. Although forced to surrender personally by the Argentine thugs, Sir Rex Hunt defiantly left the Islands wearing his full ceremonial Governor’s uniform – cocked hat, ostrich feathers and all!  More than anything else this act of defiance raised determination among both the Falkland Islanders themselves and Britons in the UK to resist. After the triumph of the British forces in driving out the Argentine invaders Sir Rex Hunt was briefly re-installed as Governor, but alas after a few short years he was replaced for no justifiable reason. He was then festooned with honours, and wrote a highly-acclaimed book about his tenure of office, “My Falkland Days”. There are those who claim that Sir Rex Hunt was the last of a bygone age of British Imperialism. He was not. He was the first of a new age of renewed British confidence and power, which is already bearing fruit during the early years of the 21st Century (witness the 2012 London Olympic Games!). He will act as a great inspiration to all British Imperial patriots for decades ahead. Sir Rex is survived by his widow, son and daughter. Our condolences are extended to them all – but also our thanks for a man who has given us such renewed strength and vision.



Valerie Isobel Southwell Tomlinson (née Barton) died at Fish Hoek, South Africa, on 12th  August 2012, aged 94. Among her many achievements, Val played golf for Rhodesia, represented Cape Province in bowls, became secretary of the Women's Institute, and was exceptionally knowledgeable about all types of plants. She was also a published writer and was the author of a book on Fuchsias in Rhodesia, as well as being a gifted artist. She was married to the well-known Rhodesian and Springbok cricketer, Denis Tomlinson, son of Colonel A.J. Tomlinson, a former Commissioner of the BSAP and Commander of the Rhodesian Native Regiment in East Africa during the First World War. Val was a staunch member of the Cape Peninsula Branch of the Flame Lily Association. She is survived by her daughters, Anne and Patricia, to whom our sincerest condolences are extended.


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