Wednesday, 19 October 2016

October 2016 Edition.


October 2016 edition

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

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

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

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

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



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

Date : Saturday 22nd October 2016

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

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


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



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



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



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

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



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



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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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



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





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

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa




Congratulations on Brexit! Happy (belated) Independence Day!

Yours etc.,

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




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

Keep up the good work.

Yours etc.,

AvTK, Bath, Somerset, U.K.




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

Yours etc.,

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




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

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

Yours etc.,

“Loyalist”, Glasgow, U.K.



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


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


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


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

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


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