Friday, 25 January 2013

January 2013 Edition.


January 2013 edition

It was perhaps unsurprising that the election of a non-Unionist majority onto Belfast City Council (and for this analysis we regard the pathetic Alliance Party as being non-Unionist) would result in the cessation of the regular flying of the Union Flag over Belfast City Hall. What has however been surprising – and indeed most encouraging – has been the forthright reaction of so many Loyalists in Belfast to this vile insult against their nation and identity.

We say surprising in this regard because prior to this latest attack on Ulster’s Britishness the Unionist population of Northern Ireland seemed to have been cowered into inaction, as one concession after another was made to the Nationalist neanderthals. Indeed the very fact that the Nationalists and their Alliance Party poodles currently hold a majority on Belfast City Council has undoubtedly been due to this inaction. In spite of the fact that there is still (and in all probability always will be) a clear majority of Unionists living in Belfast, at recent elections apathy seems to have taken hold, reducing the turnout in Loyalist areas accordingly – with the most reprehensible mindset being refusals to vote because none of he Unionist parties were fully 100% to one’s way of thinking (a regrettable way of thinking which was also unfortunately adopted by so many White South Africans, which of course was a major contributory factor to the loss of their country).

Let us hope that the flag insult issue acts as a “wake-up call” to all Ulster Loyalists therefore, so that they will be re-motivated to ensure that never again do those whose loyalty is to a foreign country manage to gain control of that beautiful British city of Belfast. Let us hope also that at the next elections the absurd Alliance Party can be consigned to the dustbin of history.

But what has caused this sudden reawakening of patriotic sentiment in Ulster? Can it be, as we suspect, as a result of the patriotic sentiment which swept across the entire United Kingdom following the triumphs of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics? One significant manifestation of the Olympic euphoria which has been observed by both friends and foes alike was the far wider adoption of the Union Flag throughout the United Kingdom, with regional flags accordingly losing their appeal – in England in particular. As we observed in the August 2012 edition of the SCN following the Olympics “We have surely witnessed a great nation being re-born”. It would seem therefore that these recent forthright actions in Belfast demanding the continuous flying of the Union Flag over the City Hall have been yet a further sign of this re-birth.

Patriots throughout the UK – and indeed around the pan-British world – have of course taken great pride and inspiration from the pro-Union Flag actions taking place in Belfast. Our solidarity with our Ulster Loyalist brothers and sisters is not only because of our mutual love of the Union Flag however. It is because their cause is just – AND MUST PREVAIL!



Alas a combination of both inclement weather and the economic downturn meant that the turnout at the Springbok Club’s December gathering was rather disappointing. Those who did attend still enjoyed a most convivial and memorable evening however!


The 2013 Annual General Meeting of the Springbok Club will take place on Wednesday 30th January 2013, commencing at 19.00 hrs. (All members will be informed of the precise details in due course, but if any current non-member wishes to attend please inform us so that we can notify you of the venue.)

You are reminded that all fully paid-up members of the Springbok Club are entitled to participate at this meeting, though only Honorary, Life and Full members will be allowed to vote or to stand for office. Non-members will however be allowed to attend, but not to participate in discussions. The agenda will be as follows :-

1) Organiser’s report for 2012.
2) Treasurer’s report for 2012.
3) Branch Development report for 2012.
4) Election of officers to the Executive Committee and other appointments for 2013.
5) Motions for debate (if any).
6) Any other business.

All nominations for office and motions for debate must be proposed and seconded by Honorary, Life or fully paid-up Full members of the Springbok Club, and must be submitted in writing or by e-mail to the current Executive Committee prior to the meeting.

Following the business side of the meeting Mr. Gary Vincent will be giving another of his highly popular illustrated “war gaming” talks. Members will probably recall that last year his talk was about Private George Comberton who fought at the Battle of Rorke’s Drift. This year he will be giving a follow-up talk about the build-up and origins of the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, which took place on 22nd/23rd January 1879, with special emphasis on the fighting around the hospital.


The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club will be holding a pub-gathering during the afternoon of Saturday 23rd February in Canterbury. It is also anticipated the Hampshire Branch of the Springbok Club will be holding a re-launch meeting during early 2013



In December the Swinton Circle joined forces with New Britain in order to participate in the annual Falkland Islands Association Battle Day commemorations. This proved to be a most moving and inspiring event, commencing with a solemn ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall which was attended, among others, by Ms. Sukie Cameron (the Falkland Islands Government Representative in the UK) and Peter Pepper of the Falkland Islands Associations. After this ceremony coaches took those attending to the Union Jack Club near London Bridge Station, where an enjoyable reception and luncheon was held.

On 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, and on 6th February will be supporting New Britain’s New Zealand Day celebrations in London. Fuller details about both these events are included in the “New Britain News” column.

During March, April and May 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.



New Britain will be staging their annual London celebration of Australia Day shortly, the precise details of which are as follows :-

Date : Saturday 26th January 2013

Time : 14.00 hrs (assemble from 13.30 hrs onwards)
Venue : The statue of Admiral Arthur Phillip (the first Governor of Australia, and founder of Sydney) in Watling Street, immediately to the rear of St.Paul's Cathedral.

At this event wreaths will be laid (including one from the Swinton Circle) and the Australian National Anthem will be sung, and other participating organisations will be the Freedom Association and the Royal Society of St.George. After the ceremony the Band of the Cinque Ports Corps of Drums will lead a procession through the streets of the City of London to the Church of St.Sepulchre (which is opposite the Old Bailey). A reception will then be held at 15.00 hrs in the Henry Wood Room of the church, at which the guest speaker will be Mr. Rory Bloomfield, Deputy Director of the Freedom Association. Messages will be read out from the High Commissioner of Australia and Alderman Sir Michael Savory, Chairman of the Admiral Arthur Phillip Memorial Trust. All present will then be invited to sign a special message of solidarity with the people of Australia which will be sent to the Prime Minister of Australia. During the evening the Swinton Circle will be staging an informal convivial gathering at a near-by hostelry with special Australian connections.


New Britain will also be staging a London celebration of New Zealand Day next month, and the Swinton Circle has again been asked to participate. The precise details are as follows :-

Date :  Wednesday 6th February

Time :  12.00 noon (assemble from 11.30 hrs onwards)

Venue : The statue of Captain James Cook in the Mall (the Trafalgar Square end)

Wreaths will be laid will be laid at the statue, following which a lunch will be held at the Crypt Restaurant of near-by St.Martin in the Fields. At 19.00 hrs a New Zealand Reception will be staged in the Henry Wood Room of St.Sepulchre Church, where the New Zealand National Anthem will be sung and a message read from the New Zealand High Commissioner. There will also be a talk about Captain James Cook given by Ms. Julia Rae, the Secretary of the Stepney Historical Trust and author of a book on Captain James Cook’s endeavours. Although born in Yorkshire, Capt. Cook lived for much of his life at Shadwell near Stepney in east London. At the conclusion of the Reception all present will be invited to sign a special message of solidarity which will be sent to the Prime Minister of New Zealand.



We are extremely happy to announce that S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.37 has now been completed, and is actually with the printers at the moment! It looks very good, and for the first time has been produced in colour, and will undoubtedly make most absorbing reading! We hope therefore that all readers who are not already subscribers will be prepared to take out a subscription, and that as many supporters as possible will purchase bulk quantities in order to distribute as widely as possible. Current rates are as follows :-

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We have recently received the following appeal from Louise Joubert of the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary :-

Two weeks ago SanWild launched a project to try to secure two young rhinos offered up for sale at a live game auction in South Africa. In recent weeks a growing number of live rhinos were exported to Vietnam; a country with no animal welfare legislation, where the abuse and exploitation of wild animals have been going on for a pretty long time.

Information received indicated that more rhinos were destined for export. Even young animals only a couple of months old are targeted by animal traders and those who speculate with live rhinos as an investment.

One young calf in particular caused us great concern as she is only 8 months old and still totally dependent on her human care-givers.

Unfortunately our efforts to secure her during a live auction failed and she was purchased by an animal trader.

Our efforts to secure a second young rhino was successful however, with the help of an international NGO. We are extremely happy to report that young Robbie will be moved to SanWild as soon as a boma has been completed.

We are making the final arrangements for the relocation as well as the fitting of a radio transmitter to keep track of Robbie’s movements after his release. To ensure his successful release back to the wild it will be essential for this young rhino to go into a holding boma until he has settled down and have adjusted fully to his new surroundings. We also need to gradually integrate him over a period of time with others of his kind to ensure he is accepted and can join into a social grouping.

In order to raise the funds to construct a holding boma and to pay for the relocation and fitting of the radio transponder we would like to ask for your help to raise at least $2000 as soon as possible. On-line donations can be made by clicking on the link to our payment gateway below. Please use the dropdown box to find RHINO RESCUE.



We have recently been informed that unfortunately the Conservative magazine The Quarterly Review is ceasing publication in printed form, and in future will only be available in downloadable on-line format because of escalating costs.

The Quarterly Review, which is edited by our very good colleague Derek Turner, has often been criticised for being too intellectual for most potential readers, and it would seem that its failure to become economically viable in standard format confirms that there is probably much truth in this observation. We believe even so that there is still much need for a heavyweight publication to fight the Conservative cause on a higher intellectual level however, so therefore wish the magazine every success in its new format.

The web-site of The Quarterly Review, where the on-line versions may be accessed, can be found at:-



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"Twila's a redneck and proud of it. Harland's a P.I. with a target on his back and a twin brother. An explosive situation!"

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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.



ISBN: 978-1-920143-49-7 / paperback / illustrated
Retail price: R250.00, Web-site price: R200.00 + postage

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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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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Unfortunately recent copies of the SCN sent to two long-standing readers have been returned to us, and in spite of many efforts we have been unable to trace any new e-mail addresses for them. The two people in question are Ms. Carol McCann and Mr. Paul Schorock, and are both believed to have had strong Rhodesian connections – though we hasten to add that they are in no way connected to each other. If anyone could inform us of their new e-mail addresses, or could let us know any other method by which they could be contacted, then we would be most grateful.



A supporter has recently recommended a web-site with the most intriguing title of “Infidels of Britain” to us. We don’t know too much about it or who is behind it, but an initial view of its contents confirms that it is indeed most interesting! It can be accessed at :-





Like Frederick Forsyth, I remember Africans like Keino, Temu and Bikila dominating long distance running in the 1960s. If there is anything "genetic" in the reasons why members of some races do better in some fields than others, could we have some intelligent discussion of racial differences without  PC thugs shouting down anyone who expresses views they disagree with words like "racist" and "Nazi"?

Yours etc.,

M. Taylor, London, U.K..




My grandfather left the UK during the mid 1800's to start a new life in South Africa, and started several businesses in Vrede, O.F.S. I felt that I had just as much right to live in the country as any other nation. Alas all is lost. At my age I give up, and accept my loss: my country, my house (which I sold for R135,000 ten years ago at Port Shepstone), the 25 years we spent working in institutions without a salary, living on donations and bringing up four children. Sorry if I sound bitter, but I feel all alone. Two children live in the UK, one in Holland and one in New Zealand. Of the 25 years I lived among Black people in Hamanskraal ten years were at a hospital, where I was told by a Black doctor that one day I would be used as fertilizer. I can still remember his name.

Keep up the good work, because there are not too many around who have the guts to stand up for what is right.

Yours etc.,

Ray Absalom, New Zealand



I’ve just read of the genocide of Whites in South Africa. This is a situation that is not acceptable in any place on earth.

Does any one know if voluntary immigration to the U.K. or the United States is difficult for Whites in South Africa?

I know here in the U.S. an immigrant can be awarded a permanent visa if one’s life is in danger upon returning home to one’s country. Of course, the US Immigration Service at present is probably not very open for Whites, but for Kenyans and any other minority it is a different story.

Yours etc.,

Dennis McCabe, Weymouth, Massachusetts, USA



Recently a few of our supporters encountered a most disturbing experience on a Conservative web-forum where they are contributors. The main instigator of these problems went under the surreal name of Criostoir O'Domhnallain, though it subsequently came to light that his real name was Chris Donnellan, and that he came from Santa Rosa in California.

This character started attacking all and sundry on this forum seemingly for no logical reason whatsoever, and propagated views which seemed the exact antithesis of the basic ideological stance of the forum. In particular he displayed a pathological hatred of all things British or associated in any way with the British Empire/Commonwealth – something which perhaps wasn’t surprising given the Gaelicisation of his name, and as a result, as he was evidently a fanatical Irish Nationalist separatist living in the United States, he gained the inevitable nickname of “the plastic paddy”.

After some on-line investigations by one member of the forum it was revealed that he was a well-known and notorious agent provocateur (or a “troll”, to use the Internet slang) on several other similar web-forums, and eventually he was barred from the Conservative web-forum in question – but alas only after he had managed to generate a considerable amount of conflict and ill-feeling.

There were two very mysterious, and indeed sinister, factors concerning this trouble-maker however. Firstly he had evidently purchased copies of S.A.Patriot in the past, but then openly criticised the publication quite vehemently – not only objecting to its previous “Odal Rune” logo and sub-title of “The Voice of the White Worker” without giving reason, but also condemning the magazine for attacking the sell-out South African Nationalist government. The big question therefore remains why he ever wished to purchase copies of a publication whose aims and opinions he evidently disagreed with so diametrically – unless, that is, that he had a long-term devious motivation for so doing?

Secondly he revealed that he had been a close confidant of another trouble-maker who has caused us great problems in the past, namely the notorious Mark Cotterill (see the “Rogues Gallery” column of the June 2011 edition of the SCN). Cotterill of course spent several years in the United States during the late 1990s and early 2000s after fleeing the UK following a disputed physical assault in Torquay where he was then living, so a previous link-up between these two sinister characters is therefore very possible. But one significant enigma remains. Cotterill always claimed to be staunchly pro-Ulster Loyalist, whereas O'Domhnallain/Donnellan portrayed himself as a fanatical Irish Nationalist.

Needless to say, we warn all readers against having any contact with the O'Domhnallain/Donnellan character – but we also wonder whether anybody else knows anything further about this sinister figure, and in particular anything about his relationship with Cotterill.




Like millions of other people around the globe, we were greatly saddened to learn of the death of the renowned astronomer and broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore. Sir Patrick was not only a leading expert in his chosen scientific sphere of astronomy, but was also a skilled broadcaster and communicator who was able to relay the most complex astronomical facts and discoveries to the layman in easily understandable language. In short he was a genius, of the type which the British nation is proud to produce in abundance.

But there was far more to Sir Patrick Moore than just his scientific and broadcasting genius. He was a very rounded person – a Renaissance Man of the Twentieth Century. He had a strong if somewhat underplayed Christian faith, a belief in God based upon scientific knowledge. He was a skilled musician, composing many works including operas, and also a skilled xylophone player. He was a keen (albeit not very proficient) Cricketer and Golfer. He was a great animal lover who campaigned tirelessly for the banning of the cruel practice of fox hunting. But perhaps his most well-known and loved attribute away from his astronomical expertise was his sense of humour and love of self-lampooning on television light-entertainment programmes.

Most importantly, however, Sir Patrick Moore was a great patriot. He volunteered for service in the RAF during WWII in spite of exaggerating his age and not divulging his poor health record. It was during WWII that he lost his fiancée during a German bombing raid, and remained loyal to her memory for the rest of his life by never marrying. This tragedy also engendered an abhorrence for all forms of Germanism, a loathing which was reinforced by a study of the part played by the German hierarchy in so many of the Twentieth Century’s demonic events. During the mid-1970s he toyed with the idea of joining the National Party of the United Kingdom (NPUK – see S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.37), but after the demise of this party he joined one of the small breakaway patriotic parties called the Country Party. Towards the end of his life, however, he joined UKIP, and dismayed many of his broadcasting colleagues by his open acknowledgement of his membership and support.

All the time that the British nation can produce men of such rounded genius as Sir Patrick Moore then it has nothing to worry about for the future. Alas Sir Patrick Moore’s decision not to marry means that he has left no close family, but our condolences are extended to his protégé and heir apparent as presented of The Sky at Night Prof. Chris Lintott, his colleague and fellow astronomer, musician and animal-lover Brian May, and – if only he could understand – his pet cat Ptolemy.


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