Monday, 20 November 2017

November 2017 Edition.


November 2017 edition

The most surprising thing about the current ousting of the monster Mugabe from power in “Zimbabwe” is how such an evil entity has managed to remain in control for so long – and how frightened those seeking to depose him still seem to be of upsetting him too much.

Mugabe of course is typical of all rulers in Black Africa, both before and after the era of enlightened European colonisation. They must be ruthlessly violent in order to rise to the top, and they must be ruthlessly violent in order to retain power. Mugabe’s longevity is probably due to the fact that he is even more sadistically vicious than most.

The Rhodesian people of course valiantly tried to maintain Western civilised standards during 13 and a bit years of UDI defiance against the liberals and socialists then ensconced in the West who wished to impose their own jaundiced vision of multi-cultural egalitarianism on this oasis of common-sense and achievement in the otherwise “Dark Continent”. Those of us who were active in the Save Rhodesia Campaign at the time did our best to encourage the Rhodesian people to continue their struggle to maintain civilisation and good governance in their country, but alas they were stabbed-in-the-back and betrayed by the South African National Party government of John Vorster (the same National Party who a dozen years later sold-out their own country!), so in the end therefore had little choice but to compromise and then surrender.

After 37 years of tyranny, mass-murder and turmoil those of us who warned that such an outcome was inevitable if the great Rhodesian nation was forced to commit suicide can only sit back and say “we told you so”. What is most sickening, however, is to hear those who actively campaigned for the destruction of the Rhodesian nation now condemning Mugabe and his ZANU-PF regime, and furthermore also obscenely trying to equate their evil and indiscriminate terrorism with the lawful police actions of the Rhodesian authorities in trying to eradicate this terrorism! Most loathsome of these hypocrites and traitors is of course the unspeakable Peter Hain, who although now shedding crocodile tears for the victims of ZANU-PF terrorist rule still doesn’t have the moral courage to admit that he was wrong all those years ago about the Rhodesian authorities. There is probably a hotter piece of Hell being reserved for Hain than even for Mugabe himself!

What the immediate future holds for that piece of land between the Zambezi and Limpopo is anybody’s guess, but in all probability there will probably be a power struggle between one set of Mugabe clones and another set of Mugabe clones. The late, great Bruce Anderson once told us that when Mugabe eventually went there was a possibility that he could be replaced by a more rational younger faction from within ZANU-PF who would welcome former White Rhodesian farmers back to the country in order to re-tame the land and thereby enable them to feed their people once again. Alas however more recent power-struggle developments within ZANU-PF seem to indicate that this is now very unlikely – certainly in the immediate future.

In the more distant future, however, the outlook seems far brighter. Once Britain is no longer engrossed in Brexit negotiations and indeed once the whole EU structure creaks towards total collapse then all the great European nations will once again be able to start looking afresh at the areas of their former Empires in the African continent, and for wildlife conservation and ecological reasons if for none other will be forced to resume their former colonial responsibilities. The dynamics of world history therefore show that Rhodesia WILL be born again eventually. When that day arrives, however, the memories of Mugabe and his evil and demonic period of rule must ensure that sell-out and surrender are never again contemplated!



Sadly, as most readers will be aware, that great Rhodesian patriot Peter Sladden died barely six weeks after this year’s “Raising of the Flag” ceremony at his estate in Norfolk. A number of members of the Springbok Club journeyed to Norfolk in order to attend his funeral and to pay their respects to this great man. Alas there turned out to be certain aspects of the funeral service which caused some unease, namely the lack of emphasis on his Rhodesian years – though perhaps it will be best not to dwell on this matter as at least the Rhodesian National Anthem was sung as his coffin was being carried out of the church. Peter’s remains were then buried in a specially consecrated plot of land on his estate, next to his beloved wife Evelyn. As his coffin was being lowered into the ground, with appropriate music being played by the Cromer and Sheringham Brass Band, an RAF jet by chance flew overhead – which as Peter had served in the RAF during WWII could perhaps be regarded as a piece of divine providence showing its respects. It is not certain whether the annual “Raising of the Flag” will continue to be held at the same venue – but one thing is for certain, and that is that the Springbok Club will do its best to ensure that it carries on in one form or another. [A full obituary to Peter Sladden appears at the end of this edition.]


Unfortunately the other London-based expat’ South African organisation who the Springbok Club was anticipating co-operating with in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year have now stated that they are “not interested” in co-operating any longer. We don’t know the reason for their about-face, but if this is their attitude then so be it. Regardless of this set-back the Springbok Club will still be commemorating the Day of the Vow next month with their own special event. More details about this event will be detailed in next month’s edition of the SCN.

The Springbok Club’s 2018 AGM will be held at a venue in central London next January, and the organisation is planning a trip to the National Army Museum in February of next year. The organisation is still planning a visit to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands in May 2018. Please let us know as early as possible if you are interested in participating in these events.



Because the Patriotic Forum’s planned trip to Chatham Dockyard clashed with the funeral of Peter Sladden, which a number of leading members wished to attend, it was therefore decided to postpone this visit until next year.


In December the Patriotic Forum will be staging a meeting to be addressed by a leading official of a traditional British cultural body. Further information about this event will of course be given in next month’s SCN. In January 2018 the organization will be celebrating Australia Day, and later during the early part of the year will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a leading expert on Islam, who will be exposing the nature of the threat posed to the West by this eastern religion.


Preparations for the production of the successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, The Imperial Patriot, are now well under way. We have already received one generous donation to help with this project, but more financial assistance is still required before it can come to fruition. All donations to assist with this venture should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (If however you would prefer to make a donation via direct bank transfer please e-mail: and we will inform you of the bank account details.)



We recently received the following important message from the SanWild Wildlife Trust concerning Azi the Rhino and his mother. It reads as follows :-

“Ordinary people like you and me have shown amazing determination to help a rhino mother and her calf from being separated and traded commercially in South Africa.

“Survivors of a brutal poaching incident on a private farm, both mother and calf managed to avoid the bullets that killed other rhinos in their group. Their owner, distraught and traumatized by the brutality of losing rhinos he loved, decided to sell all the remaining rhinos. The animals were purchased by what we would like to call Rhino Speculators.

“These are business men who buy rhinos at a good price, de-horn them on arrival and then sell them on again - be it for the discounted trophy hunting market or export to Vietnam or China; or other private owners. Once these speculators have secured the horns of the animals they purchased they have no further interest in the animals themselves as their horns on the black market are at this stage more valuable than the animals themselves.

“There is however another very lucrative market that has opened, and that is the live export of rhinos to the countries where demand for rhino horn is ultimately responsible for the demise of the species. To satisfy the demand, many rhino owners remove young rhinos from their mothers as soon as they reach the age when they can be weaned and sell the young animals for export. Rumour has it that they are paid up to US$70,000 per animal, but this has not been confirmed.

“Just a bit more than a month ago, when we got news about Azi and his Mamma’s miraculous survival and the subsequent sale that took place, we managed to trace their whereabouts and contacted their new owner. We were informed that the intention was to remove the cow’s horn and that the calf would be separated from his mother when he was ready to be weaned, at which time he would be put up for sale to the agents who are exporting rhinos to the countries mentioned above.

“The two rhinos had, against all odds; already survived a brutal poaching incident and it is our mission to play a meaningful role in the protection and conservation of rhinos in South Africa under very difficult circumstances, and whilst the worst conservation crisis ever to face our country plays out.

“We believe that Azi and his Mamma deserve so much more and therefore we negotiated a contract to buy the two rhinos from their new owner.

“With the help of amazing people, we have raised 68% of the total of US$45,000 needed to ensure that Azi and his Mamma can have a bright future. With your love and understanding donations of $5 here and $10 there are coming in, and we are slowly but surely pushing ahead to achieve that we have set out to do.

“The most wonderful aspect of our campaign to ensure their welfare is that ordinary people can see that teamwork truly can make our dreams work.”

To contact the SanWild Wildlife Trust to help them in their campaign to protect Azi, his Mamma and other rhinos in similar positions visit their web-site at : -



The recent decision by the constituent members of World Rugby (the International Rugby Union Board) to award the 2023 Rugby Union World Cup hosting to France was a victory for sanity and common-sense.

The earlier announcement by the World Rugby board that South Africa was their “preferred bid” was of course the height of irresponsibility. Not only is the “new” South Africa now a decaying third-world nation without the abilities and expertise to organize such a high-profile international tournament, but their track record in organizing such global competitions in the past leaves a lot to be desired. The 1995 Rugby World Cup, held just a few years after civilised rule was abandoned in the country, produced low crowds at all but the most important matches and a “fixed” result in the final to ensure that the host nation “won” (by the novel expedient of having members of the opposing team suffer from food poison prior to the final!). The 2010 Association Football World Cup experienced even greater problems as we detailed in successive editions of the SCN at the time, with far lower than expected touring supporters (causing even emptier grounds), massive infrastructure failures and wide-scale attacks and robberies experienced by those foolish enough to visit the country – including the murder of an Austrian official! Then of course there was the awarding of the 2022 Commonwealth Games to Durban, which hastily had to be revoked after it became clear to all that plans and preparations were woefully inadequate. In view of all these established facts the decision by the World Rugby board initially to declare that beleaguered country its “preferred bid” seems ludicrous in the extreme, and indeed somewhat sinister.

In spite of the fact that under ideal circumstances we would have preferred the Irish bid to win rather than the French, the fact remains that although the economy of Northern Ireland, being part of the UK, is robust, that of the Republic of Ireland is still very weak following their mistakes in joining the Euro and not following the UK’s lead in exiting the EU. The possibilities of renewed violent insurrection throughout the island of Ireland in the short-term future therefore appears high, and thus to be awarded such a high-profile international tournament as early as 2023 seems a little too soon to risk.

We do not doubt that, as in 2007, France will stage an excellent and enthralling Rugby Union World Cup in 2023, and that the Republic of Ireland will have left the EU and moved closer back towards the rest of the British Isles so that the island of Ireland can be awarded the competition in 2027. As for South Africa, we believe that only after civilised first-world status have been restored in that sorry land can any global tournament be contemplated there again.



A supporter has recently recommended the following most worrying YouTude video to us. We would be keen to hear the comments of other supporters to its contents :-



The recent appalling assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the campaigning anti-corruption Maltese journalist, has shocked the entire international community. It has furthermore illustrated that in spite of its many virtues and attractions there is also a very dark side to Malta, a dark side which seems to have strong connections to the Italian Mafia. Malta is one of only three countries (it will be only two after Brexit) who are members of both the Commonwealth and the EU, and it seems to be this EU connection which has allowed Mafia criminality to flourish in Maltese society. As Daphne Caruana Galizia (a true heroine of our time if ever there was one) correctly exposed however, it is not only the current Maltese Labour Party Government of Joseph Muscat which has been guilty of massive corruption, but also certain figures within the opposition Nationalist Party. In this regard it should also be remembered that the Maltese Nationalist Party had strong links to Italian society prior to WWII. Today Maltese society as a whole seems to be very split between those who value their British and Commonwealth connections greatest and those who prefer their Italian and EU links – and this split seems to divide the membership of both major parties. What Malta now needs therefore, and what would be an ideal legacy to the memory of the brave Daphne Garuana Galizia, would be for a third party to arise in Malta – a third party free from all corruption and EU Mafia connections, which could thereby take Malta out of the EU with all its Mafia connections, and to restore close and beneficial links with Britain and the Commonwealth. “Mexit” could thus be a perfect method of honouring the memory of the brave Daphne Caruana Galizia!



An important and disturbing recent news story that has not been receiving as much publicity as it deserves has been the controversial jailing of six British military veterans be the Indian authorities. More details about this case can be found via the link quoted below, and we ask all readers to do their best to assist the campaign to procure their release and to alert the powers-that-be about their plight :-



Find any South African, even those who have emigrated. We also search Botswana, Namibia and ex-Rhodesia/Zimbabwe.

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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.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction.


"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 latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, 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" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

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With an introduction by Ian Smith, this book covers the history of Rhodesia from 1890 to 1965 in some detail and surveys the enormous progress made in agriculture, commerce, industry and social development of benefit to both White and Black Rhodesians.

With 124 pages, this A4-size soft-cover book is a facsimile copy of the original with contemporary advertisements and would be an invaluable addition to any collection of Rhodesiana .

The book costs £12.50 and p&p is £2.90 (with a 10% discount to former customers) .

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No.228 – Mr. ED BUCKLE-NEL of Pinetown.

Ed Buckle-Nel lived in the Cowie’s Hill area of Pinetown, and as his name suggests was of joint British and Afrikaans ancestry. He had been prominent in Conservative politics in South Africa during the early post-WWII years, but we only came into contact with him when he became an active member of the “Durban Parliament” (the Durban Parliamentary Debating Society) during the 1980s, when he was well known for his debating style of clutching the top of his left-hand lapel tightly when he spoke! As he was already an elderly man during the 1980s we doubt very much whether he is still with us, but we wonder even so what eventually happened to him, and where his family members are now.



A most interesting US-based web-sire which includes many informative articles on global affairs from around the world (including many items from the SCN) is called Global Gulag. It can be accessed at :-





I refuse to vote Conservative as long as they keep cutting our defences. They should be at least double their current size and should never have been cut after the 1980s. The money wasted on the overseas aid should be mostly spent on defence. All British forces' equipment should be made by British workers in British factories. If this means higher taxes, so be it. The great Admiral Beatty complained in the twenties of politicians who were willing to jeopardise our defences for the sake of a shilling off the income tax.

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.




In the July Edition of the SCN you stated: “migrants have been ‘welcomed’ by seemingly so many European institutions and NGOs”. Do not forget one of the major culprits: the churches.. It was the same here in South Africa.

Yours etc.,

H.K.H., Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.




What is amazing is that kindly White people in the animal shelter organisations talk about a ”mindset” that can watch a dog starve and that can inflict cruelty, but my mindset was never like that. My parents didn’t have to tell me to love animals – I did it instinctively! It’s in the genes, you will never change them. Those White people here have to see things that no other Whites in the world have to see. Yes there is cruelty in Western countries but not like here.

The Whites who work in the townships for the animals are the real heroes of South Africa – not these useless creatures calling themselves politicians who can only spend other people’s money, who are corrupt, incompetent and are so arrogant that it is mind boggling! They really think they are something, yet they are the laughing stock of the world! I’ve never seen anything like these creatures anywhere else in the world, and I’ve lived in three continents! I support five animal rescue organisations on my meagre income.

It’s really time that the world’s amnesia is swept away and the real history of these creatures is exposed to the world.

Yours etc.,

G.G.R., Transvaal, South Africa.




It was with extreme sadness that we learnt of the death of Peter Charles Kerrison Sladden, the Lord of the Manor of Sougthrepps in Norfolk, at the end of October.

Peter Sladden was born at Fulham in London during September 1919. He enjoyed a happy childhood and excelled at school, where he showed a clear aptitude for technology and also proved a keen sportsman. During WWII he served in the RAF where his technical abilities were of course put to good use. A lifelong British patriot, he also became a strong Empire and Commonwealth man, influenced in no small way by colleagues who he met in the RAF from other parts of the Empire/Commonwealth. It was therefore no surprise when after WWII he decided to emigrate to one such Empire/Commonwealth country, the then Southern Rhodesia.

He settled in the Birchley, Monavale area of Salisbury, and soon showed that he was made of the same enterprising entrepreneurial material as the original Rhodesian pioneers had been made of by founding and successfully expanding his own construction and engineering company, which won contracts not only throughout Rhodesia but also in neighbouring Bechuanaland/Botswana. He also enjoyed a very happy and long-lasting marriage, and together with his wife Evelyn Mary he became a leading personality on the Lawn Tennis scene in his new country.

He of course could not contemplate staying in the country under the ZANU-PF terrorist regime, so returned to the UK in 1980, and although over 60 at that time embarked upon an entirely new career by becoming an arable and pig farmer, purchasing the manor and estate of Southrepps in Norfolk. He did not forget his Rhodesian years however, establishing a large room in his manor-house called the Rhodesia Room filled with flags, pictures and other artifacts devoted to Rhodesia, and also constructed a tree-lined walkway opposite the main entrance to the manor-house which he called Southern Rhodesia Avenue, in which were planted lines of trees, each one dedicated to a particular fallen Rhodesian. This tree-lined avenue was subsequently visited by both the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith and by H.M. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.

Peter was a devoted family man, and was immensely proud of his three children and grandchildren. He also became a pillar of his local community in Southrepps and in north-east Norfolk in general. His hospitality in the area became legendary, with regular invitations being issued to local residents to join him for Sunday lunch. He was also a staunch CofE churchman, positioning himself firmly on the Low Church wing of the denomination, being a particular adherent to the Book of Common Prayer and an advocate of regular prayers being said for the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

But his greatest achievement was undoubtedly his organising of the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony on his estate. This event, which commemorates the foundation of the Rhodesian nation at what became Cecil Square, Salisbury on 13th September 1890 by the hoisting of the Union Flag by Lt. Teddy Tyndale-Biscoe of the Pioneer Column, had been re-enacted every year at Cecil Square itself from 1891 until the advent of the ZANU-PF terrorist regime in 1980, but from 1981 until 2017 this re-enactment was continued thanks to Peter’s organising genius at his manor-house in Norfolk. As he was 97 (only a few days short of his 98th birthday) when he organised his last such re-enactment this year this was unquestionably an phenomenal achievement! Another great achievement of his was only revealed shortly before he died, and this was that another tree-lined walkway had been constructed in the grounds of his estate, this one dedicated to the British Empire as a whole.

Peter Sladden was undoubtedly a great man and a true hero of Rhodesia and the British Empire. His memory will live on with everyone who knew him, and will inspire us all to continue to uphold his devotion to the Rhodesian cause in exile and the achievements of the British Empire as a whole. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his children Christopher, Evelyn and Patricia, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and to his brother David and the rest of his family.


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