Monday, 19 May 2014

May 2014 Edition.


May 2014 edition

We have for long predicted that the European Union (EU) – or the Common Market as it was originally called – was doomed for failure. It grouped together proud and independent nation-states with long and different traditions and national characteristics, which furthermore possessed very similar – as opposed to complimentary – economies.

The imposition of the Euro single currency (in reality simply the Deutschmark writ large) only compounded the problem. The so-called “PIGS” of southern Europe have suffered tremendously by sacrificing control of their own economies, with Greece and Cyprus faring the worst. The resulting massive riots, unemployment and suicides have wrecked havoc to the very foundations and social fabric of these nations. Just because the international media seems to have lost interest in reporting the devastation suffered in these sorry countries doesn’t mean that the problems have gone away. Quite the reverse in fact. Only the Republic of Ireland somehow seems to have overcome the catastrophic problems wrought by adopting the Euro.

But there has been another more recent problem affecting all the nations of western Europe caused by the EU. The recent acceptance into membership of so many countries from beyond the former Iron Curtain, who because of decades of adherence to the nonsensical communist economic system now find themselves poverty-stricken, has meant that most of their people now wish to migrate west. No-one can surely blame these refugees from the disastrous results of failed communism for wishing to better themselves – but no-one also can surely blame the citizens of the western European nations for objecting to their countries being invaded by foreigners from the east.

This month’s Euro elections therefore seem likely to herald a massive upsurge in support for anti-EU parties throughout Europe. Many of these parties, alas, seem so extreme that we cannot possibly support them, but others – particularly UKIP in the UK – clearly do not fall into this category. There has, indeed, been a fair amount of criticism of UKIP for being “too liberal”, particularly because of their seemingly “knee-jerk” reaction to any allegation that they are a “racist” party. To reject UKIP on these grounds and to vote instead for a way-out fringe party we believe to be a big mistake. In this regard we ask everyone to remember how the HNP continued opposing the Conservative Party of South Africa throughout the 1980s claiming that it was not “pure enough”, with the end result being that the patriotic vote was hopelessly split and the sell-out National Party managed to cling onto power. It is to be hoped therefore that the same reprehensible scenario is not played out at this month’s Euro elections.

These forthcoming elections have all the hallmarks of being epoch-marking, and could well signal the beginning of the end for the entire EU edifice. We urge all supporters therefore to register their votes not necessarily for what they might consider the idealist party, but rather for the anti-EU party which has the most chance of obtaining significant success. We are not experts in the minutiae of party politics in continental Europe, but in the UK this can only possibly be UKIP. In spite of certain misgivings UKIP now seems to have it within their ability to achieve a dramatic national electoral breakthrough, and thereby to lead Britain out of the hated EU. We wish them well.



Although the turnout for the Springbok Club party who attended the London Scottish v. Bristol rugby match last month was smaller than expected, those who did attend certainly enjoyed a most memorable day. Bristol won this match by 55 points to 31, and after the game was over the Springbok Club party adjourned to a near-by hostelry for a most pleasant conclusion to the day.


The Springbok Club will be staging a special event to celebrate Empire Day 2014 on Saturday 24th May, the details of which are as follows :-

Congregate at Henry's Cafe-Bar, 80 Piccadilly, London W1J 8HX (adjacent to Green Park underground station) between 12.00 noon and 12.30 hrs.

Susan Gordon will then conduct a shortened version of her highly-acclaimed Art, Architecture and Social Interest walking tour through the St.James's area of London, focusing on the many colourful characters whose steps will be traced, particularly on the 1st Baron Clive (Clive of India) and other prominent personalities from the age of British Imperial expansion.

The party expects to reach The Old Star, 66 Broadway, London SW1H 0DB (adjacent to St.James's Park underground station) at approximately 14.00 hrs to 14.30 hrs, where an alcove table has been booked in the downstairs "vaults" area, and where a convivial and hopefully enlightening discussion will take place about some of the heroes of Empire, particularly Clive of India, whose steps have been traced.

Even if you are unable to join in the conducted walking tour itself, we hope that you may be able to join us for the concluding part of the day's activities at The Old Star. For more details and information


In September the Springbok Club will be staging a meeting at which they will be welcoming a special guest speaker who has been involved with a large contract in the “new” South Africa for the past few months, who will be able to give a firsthand report about the true state of affairs presently prevailing in that country.


Later during the year the London Branch of the Springbok Club is planning trips to a special exhibition at the Imperial War Museum and to a London brewery, and the Kent Branch will be organizing a trip to see some of the historical sites of the Medway Towns, as well as staging an informal social gathering in Canterbury



The Swinton Circle staged an informal but very informative meeting to celebrate St.George’s Day last month, at which the main talk focused upon the threat to English society posed by expansionist Islam.


The Swinton Circle’s Spring Buffet will be held later this month, the details being as follows :-

Date : Tuesday 27th May 2014

Time : assemble from 18.30 hrs. onwards, meeting to commence at 19.00 hrs., and buffet to be served at approx. 20.15 hrs.

Venue : The MELTON MOWBRAY (the downstairs function room), 18 Holborn, London EC1N 2LE. (Nearest underground station: Chancery Lane. Pass through the ticket barriers at Chancery Lane station and turn right, then take the left-hand steps up onto Holborn. The Melton Mowbray is then only two minutes walk away on the right-hand side.)


Michael Shrimpton was born in 1957 and is a barrister by profession, having been called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn at Michaelmas 1983. He is a specialist in national security and constitutional law, and is also a leading strategic intelligence and counter-terrorism consultant. He advised the late General Pinochet following his illegal arrest in London during 1998, and was lead council in the “Metric Martyrs” test case of 2000/02. He has represented US and Israeli intelligence officers and briefed staffers on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the Joint Congressional inquiry into 9/11. He has assisted intelligence and law enforcement agencies in the global War on Terror, and was intelligence consultant to the BBC TV Spooks series. A member of the Royal United Services Institute and of the US Naval Institute, he is also an Honorary Life Member of the Bomber Command Association and a member of the M.C.C..

Michael Shrimpton’s long-awaited book SpyHunter, sub-titled The Secret History of German Intelligence, has recently been published, and has already been widely acclaimed and used as source material by intelligence services around the world. At the Swinton Circle’s Spring Buffet he will formally launch the book in the UK, and will detail his research findings contained in the book. Copies of this book will of course be on sale at this meeting, where Mr. Shrimpton will be signing them.

The price for attending this sumptuous buffet will be only £16.00 per head, which as The Melton Mowbray is renowned for the extremely high standard of its food will provide excellent value for money. For more information please e-mail


Membership fees and payments for the Swinton Circle Spring Buffet can be made via PayPal on the organisation’s web-site home page at - simply 'click' on the line "PayPal = the safer, easier way to pay online" at the bottom of the home page; if the error message "This content cannot be displayed in a Frame" appears then simply 'click' on the line "Open this Content in a New Window".



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

“While our thoughts are with the many lions held in captivity awaiting their deaths at the hand of trophy hunters, SanWild has been privileged to take care of a small group of very special animals that have been spared a hunter’s bullet. Our battle to ensure their continued safety has been quite a story.

“To feed and care for our lions is becoming more and more difficult every day and we really need your urgent help. Raising sufficient donor funding for the care and feeding of our lions appears to be getting more and more difficult and we simply have to intensify our calls for help.

“All donations will be greatly appreciated; no matter how large or small. We would also like to thank those donors who are already making a regular donation towards our lions. Our appreciation also goes to the wonderful people who respond time and time again on our appeal for help. Your generosity and love is not forgotten and it is only with your help and support that we have managed to keep 14 lions safe from mankind’s greed and cruelty since 2003/2004. From our hearts and souls – thank you once again.

“If you would like to assist us to continue to care for the wonderful animals rescued by our small charity, please make a donation via our on-line payment gateway with your credit card, with PayPal, or by means of a direct internet or bank transfer. You will find our on-line banking details at :

”If you would like to visit us, please contact for our latest accommodation specials. All proceeds raised off the current accommodation specials will be allocated towards this Lion Appeal.

“For more information please e-mail our founder trustee Louise Joubert on or you can ‘phone our office on +27 (0) 15-383 9958.”



We have recently been contacted by a researcher who wishes to know more details about the life of the notorious Brendan Joseph Willmer. There was a detailed account written about this controversial man’s political activities during the late 1970s entitled “Brendan Joseph Willmer – the Career of a Political Phony”, but unfortunately we have so far been unable to locate a copy. If anyone is still in possession of this article and could forward us a copy we would be most grateful.



It seems hardly possible that it is now almost four years since the problematic Soccer World Cup took place in South Africa. This tournament was of course marred by problems from beginning to end – unfinished stadia, rampant crimes committed against both players and spectators, inadequate transport infrastructure etc., etc. - but still FIFA pig-headedly went ahead with the competition in such a woefully unsuitable third world country.

This year’s tournament will of course take place in Brazil – a second world country, where the problems which bedeviled the 2010 finals in South Africa will undoubtedly be nowhere near as bad. In spite of this fact, however, there seems to be a concerted international leftist media campaign to decry this year’s competition in Brazil – with often exactly the same people who were so keen to support the 2010 tournament in South Africa and to overlook all the fundamental inadequacies involved, now being eager to run-down Brazil’s preparations at every opportunity.

It is not only the international leftist media who are trying to sabotage the 2014 Soccer World Cup however. There have also been left-wing street demonstrations in many Brazilian cities against the tournament complaining about the “costs involved” and how the money could be “better spent” on social projects. These nincompoops seem very similar to the left-wing neanderthals who complained about the “costs involved” at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, although it is now universally recognized (except for a certain Mr.A Kimber of Sutton) that the 2012 Games brought an economic bonanza to the UK, and were the most decisive factor which enabled he UK to become the first western nation to come out of recession!

We believe that Brazil is well on course to stage a spectacular and memorable Soccer World Cup this year, in spite of all the leftist opposition. We stated after the culmination of the best-forgotten disastrous South African finals in 2010 that we couldn’t wait for the next tournament in Brazil – and that is still our same position today. Viva Brazil!

[ N.B. It is very interesting to note that in spite of hosting the 2010 competition as allegedly the leading African soccer nation, South Africa haven’t even qualified for the 2014 finals! ]



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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 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.

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ISBN: 978-1-920143-49-7 / paperback / illustrated
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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.

This book and others of interest can be purchased from 30 Degrees South via their web-site:


"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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Crest Publishing retails books by Glenn MacAskill (ex-BSAP Special Branch) entitled "King's Gold", "Crime Lords", "Kill Victoria!", "Hunt the Assassin" and "MacKinnon's Diamond", and by the late Michael Bowery including "Canham's Run", "The Sligo Piper" "Kill the President", "Al Qaeda Armageddon" and his autobiography "Shred when Read", as well as novels by David Ruppert entitled "The Seven Watchmen" and "The Greater Glory" - all of which will be of great interest to South Africans and ex-Rhodesians.

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail:, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!


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

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



If you enjoyed The Biscuit Barrel, you’re going to love The Warthog’s Tusk, the latest Zimbabwean murder mystery from the pen of Vancouver, BC, author David Slater.

Samuel Kumalo, the giant Matabele policeman, has returned unscathed from the Great War in France and Tanganyika, and is anxious to spend his demobilization pay on a small farm, some cattle and a bride price for his favourite Penhalonga shebeen-queen, Agnes Nyatoti. At his wedding he hears about the death of a well-liked young teacher at a nearby Methodist mission school. The young man has been discovered by the mission’s night-watchman, horribly gored by a warthog, something that Samuel finds very peculiar indeed. He soon discovers that everything at the Mission is not as it should be, with evil undercurrents abounding.

Then the night-watchman himself is found dead and Samuel’s own young family finds itself in grave danger as the story winds up to a terrifying conclusion on the precipitous banks of the Pungwe River gorge.

The book is available in both print and Kindle versions from or from, or directly from the author at



No.186 : Mr. GRAHAM EVANS of Cardiff

Graham Evens was instrumental in establishing the “Friends of the Springbok” organization (subsequently the Friendship International Group) with fellow Welsh rugby enthusiast Stuart Weaving during the early 1970s. There were disagreements between the two however, and Graham Evans left to found his rival “British Southern Africa Association” during the mid-1970s. Alas this venture did not prove a success however, and nothing was heard of Graham Evans, who lived in Cardiff and was a property-owner and part-time wedding car driver, thereafter. It would however be very interesting to learn what became of him.



The South Africa Today web-site provides a very extensive and unbiased overview of what is really happening in today’s “new” South Africa. Their highly professional web-site can be accessed at :-





Great humour telling the truth about the terrorist Mandela, who has been ‘iconised’ and his evil behaviour hidden. I am sure he now pays the price in hell for what he did. Thanks for the excellent cartoon

Yours etc.,

Anne Parker, Norfolk, U.K.

[ If anyone hasn’t seen a copy of this widely-circulated cartoon entitled “Mandela-Tyres” please let us know and we’ll gladly forward you a copy. – Ed.]




Australian greetings from Tasmania! I trust that New Britain's Australia Day celebrations in London this year went well. I celebrated the day with a traditional barbecue with friends.

Yours etc.,

Reg Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia




Enjoyed the Mandela info’ in February’s SCN - totally missing from mainstream media here and only a little in the conservative media.

Yours etc.,

Alan Truelove, Virginia, U.S.A.



Long-standing readers will no doubt remember the severe problems which the Swinton Circle encountered in 2008 when the erstwhile Organiser of the organisation, Allan Robertson, attempted to stage a “coup” in order to remove the democratically elected committee and to re-admit a small clique of trouble-making neo-fascists who had earlier been barred from attending meetings.

In total three conspirators were expelled from the organization following a fully constitutional Emergency General Meeting of the Swinton Circle held on 17th January 2009. Apart from Robertson himself one of his two sycophants who was also expelled was a certain Daniel Wilkinson, who one committee member subsequently nicknamed “Little Child” because of the infantile manner in which he initially tried to curry favour with both the committee and Robertson.

It was actually a great surprise that Wilkinson sucked-up to Robertson at the time of this crisis as he always previously gave every impression of being a loyal and affable member of the organization, and indeed his betrayal was probably even more dumbfounding than that of Robertson himself.

Robertson went into complete denial after his expulsion, and pathetically tried to found a rival organization, though his only support seemed to come from his fellow expellees and the neo-fascist clique who had earlier been barred. The Swinton Circle committee initially considered taking legal action against him for this deception, but alas as it transpired that he was a man of extremely limited financial means this did not prove financially viable. Although the meetings which he has tried to stage have been infrequent, they have even so featured a known Scottish Holocaust-denier on a regular annual basis, and more recently a former UKIP councillor who had been expelled from that party after making cranky and controversial remarks about the “cause” of the Somerset floods. As Robertson uses a title for his outfit which is very similar to the name of the Swinton Circle, this could therefore prove extremely embarrassing for the authentic Swinton Circle.

As no mention of Wilkinson’s name had been heard for some time it was believed – and indeed hoped – that he had come to his senses and had cut all ties with Robertson. Indeed preliminary discussions had taken place within the Swinton Circle committee about what action should be taken if he applied to re-join the organisation. More recently, however, has come the news that he is definitely still connected to Robertson, and in fact seems to be acting like his pet poodle and general dogsbody. More someone to be pitied than hated we therefore believe.


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