Thursday, 14 December 2017

December 2017 Edition.


December 2017 edition

As the Brexit negotiations move slowly but surely towards their inevitable destination of re-establishing Britain’s full independence, a worrying but perhaps predictable obstacle has emerged, namely the question of the border across the island of Ireland.

There are certain matters which should be totally non-negotiable in the Brexit talks, and one of them is Northern Ireland’s position as a totally integral part of the United Kingdom. The idea being floated by certain Irish Nationalist factions that there should be a “wet border” down the Irish Sea with Northern Ireland remaining de facto both inside the EU’s single market and the customs union must therefore be rejected out of hand. Although the re-establishment of a “hard border” in the island of Ireland does present many advantages (both from the political and the security angles) it would not be welcome in many parts of the Unionist community (as well as in the Nationalist community) for economic reasons. On the face of it the problem therefore seems to be an impossible conundrum to solve.

But there is another solution which is possible which we would support completely, and this emerged from a most unexpected source. On 30th November Channel 4 News held a studio discussion in Dublin on the issue, which featured panelists from both sides of border and from both communities. One of the panelists was Ray Bassett, a former RoI ambassador to Canada, and he stated openly that as the RoI had joined the Common Market (as the EU was then termed) at the same time as the UK, then they should leave at the same time also. What an excellent idea!

Sadly, of course, there seems no chance of the current fanatically pro-EU Fine Gael coalition government with their “diverse” Taoiseach agreeing to “RoIxit” of its own volition – but with the Republic’s liking for referenda on practically all and every subject, may it not be possible for some of their citizens to pressurise the Fine Gael coalition government to hold one on “RoIxit”? The received wisdom is of course that the Republic has received so much EU largesse that its citizens would never vote to leave, but the fact remains that they have suffered tremendously following the world economic crisis of 2007/08 as a result of their foolish decision to join the Euro common-currency, and so therefore any referendum result might no longer be the foregone conclusion that it once would have been. If such a theoretical referendum did come about and the RoI citizens did vote to leave, then of course the border problem would be solved immediately – and even if it went the other way then whenever any hard-line Nationalist was to complain about a hard border being re-imposed then all that would have to be said to them would be “Well you voted for it”! It will thus be a “win-win” situation regardless of the result!

Taking the optimistic scenario that the Republic would vote to leave the EU then there would also be several other great advantages which would follow. It would be another nail in the coffin of the wretched EU project, and would confirm that “contagion” had definitely arrived. Furthermore, as a trade agreement between the UK and the RoI would be so easy to accomplish, it would thus increase economic co-operation and friendship across the border. As leaving the EU would also automatically entail the RoI leaving the Euro common-currency - which has been so damaging to it - a further act of good neighbourliness on the part of the UK would be to invite the Republic to re-join the Sterling area (though with the Punt being re-established as their unit of currency). This would only increase close and natural links throughout the British Isles to the benefit of all its inhabitants. Of course the ideal of the full re-unification of the British nation must still be a long way off as there is still too much “historic baggage” existing in RoI society, but with the escalating secularisation of that society and the rapid decline in the influence of the RC clergy the situation could well change even more for the better in a generation or two’s time. The future looks bright!



As we reported last month, the London-based South African organization (which we are now prepared to name as the Afrikaanse Protestantse Kerk London Congregation) with whom the Springbok Club had originally hoped to co-operate with in order to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year, have decided to reject the warm hand of friendship which the Springbok Club extended to them. One of their leading officials simply stated that they were “not interested” in co-operating any longer when ‘phoned and then rudely put the ‘phone down, and the other leading official who had spoken in a very friendly manner a couple of months previously has refused to answer all the ‘phone messages, text messages and an e-mail which were sent to him. Alas even the clergyman from the APK in South Africa itself who originally put the Springbok Club into contact with their London congregation has failed to answer an e-mail which was sent him regarding this disturbing matter. If this is the attitude of the APK hierarchy then so be it.

In spite of the set-back the Springbok Club is still determined to commemorate the Day of the Vow this year regardless however, albeit now on its own. The organisation will be paying a visit to the site of another historically significant battle near Aylesford in Kent on the actual Day of the Vow itself (Saturday 16th December) where a short talk will be given about the ongoing relevance of the Battle of Blood River, and respects will be paid to those who took part. After this the party will adjourn to a hostelry in near-by Aylesford for a meal and convivial conversations to commemorate the day. If you are interested in attending this event then please ‘phone: 07711188430.


The Springbok Club’s 2018 AGM will be held at a venue in central London during late January, and the organisation is planning a trip to the National Army Museum next February. The organisation is still hoping a visit to the WWII battlegrounds at Arnhem in the Netherlands in May 2018 if enough supporters express interest in participating. More details about all these activities will be included in next month’s SCN.



In view of the fact that a suitable venue could not be booked during the busy month of December, the Patriotic Forum’s planned meeting featuring a leading official from a traditional British cultural organization will now take place during early January. Later on during the month the organisation will be celebrating Burns’ Night on 25th January with a traditional haggis meal, to be followed by a short stroll to the near-by bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip, the first Governor of New South Wales, in order to hold a short ceremony to mark Australia Day (it will after all be Australia Day in Australia itself at that time!). The Patriotic Forum has also mapped-out a most exciting itinerary of events for the first half of 2018, and of course full details about all these activities will be given in future editions of the SCN.


Happily we can report that preparations for the first edition of the new successor publication to S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, The Imperial Patriot, are now well advanced. We have pleasingly received another significant contribution to help with this project, and are now confident that the first edition will be published early during the new year. If you would like to take out a subscription to the magazine, place a bulk-order for re-distribution, or request a advert to be placed, then please e-mail: us at: and we will inform you of the payment details.



We have recently received the following quite concerning report from the One Kind animal charity which we thought readers might be keen to follow-up on :-

“Today we released a report that exposes the full extent of mountain hare persecution across Scotland. We're delighted that it's all over the news because our first job is making the public aware of what’s happening. Today, mountain hare persecution was on BBC Radio Scotland, in The Scotsman [1], The Guardian [2], and many more. We even got a little mountain hare on the front cover of The National [3]!

“The report shows that tens of thousands of mountain hares are being killed as part of organised culls on grouse moors and for recreation. When we set about the research we already knew about the culls, and the new eyewitness testimonies and reports from last winter strengthen the case for action. We were, however, genuinely shocked by the recreational hunting of mountain hares.

“We found 25 companies advertising mountain hare hunting online, and no doubt there are many more offering it informally. One company, Viscount Sporting offered the chance to kill 100 mountain hares on a grouse moor in the Highlands. They charged £4200 for a group of nine. It’s big business it seems.

“Last week, three companies offering hare killing were chased for comment. Instead of defending the indefensible they quickly removed their web pages. Our friends at Viscount Sporting replaced their offending page with a statement saying they would no longer be offering mountain hare hunting. mysteriously removed an image showing hunters proudly standing alongside a row of dead mountain hare as outed in our report. And an estate that had bragged about killing upwards of 2000 hares in a season claimed the web-site wasn’t even owned by them and had it taken down entirely.

“It’s clear we’re having an impact, but to end the slaughter we need the Scottish Government to act. We’re calling for urgent action and to introduce a moratorium on culls and hunts. We’re also asking that Visit Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage, both public-funded arms of the Scottish Government, withdraw their endorsements of businesses and organisations that promote recreational mountain hare killing. They’re meant to be a priority for conservation after all!”

One Kind can be contacted at:



The BBC’s annual “Sports Personality of the Year” award will be broadcast on Sunday evening 17th December. After his triumphs in both the Tour de France and the Vuelta a Espana we would have thought that the result would be an open-and-shut victory for Chris Froome – but most worryingly the latest bookmakers’ odds indicate that the favourite is a ”plastic Brit” boxer whose only qualification is to have won only ONE fight against an aging opponent! Of course there are several other worthy contestants in the race, most notably Adam Peaty, Jonnie Peacock and Anya Shrubsole (and the England Women’s Cricket team must surely win this year’s team award!), but for an irrelevant “plastic Brit” to win such a prestigious national award would surely be a national disgrace which must be avoided at all costs. We therefore encourage all readers to cast their votes for one of the greatest sportsmen which the British Empire has ever produced – Chris Froome!



Following our report of the Patriotic Forum’s celebration of Canada Day by staging a trip to Westerham in order to visit several sites associated with General James Wolfe (see September 2017 SCN), a supporter has sent us a most moving YouTube video of the Canadian Mounties’ Band marching to the Menin Gate in Belgium playing “The Maple Leaf for Ever”. It can be viewed at :-



The Lewes Borough Bonfire Society has for long had a reputation as being the most liberal and weak-willed of the five main bonfire societies in Lewes, as they have kow-towed to RC sensitivities by ceasing to burn an effigy of Pope Paul V on Bonfire Night each year, and have even stopped reciting the second verse of the traditional Bonfire Prayers because of its forthright references to the Pope. This year, however, they have gone even further in their cowardly kow-towing to “political correctness”!

The Lewes Borough B.S.’s traditional “disguise costume” has for the past 70 years been that of Zulus – but by all accounts a certain member of a touring Zulu dance troupe by the name of Thanda Gumede, not knowing anything about the traditions of Sussex bonfire, objected to these costumes stating that they were somehow offensive to true Zulus! But what do the hierarchy of the Lewes Borough B.S. do in reaction to this ridiculous interference – they meekly kow-towed to it by ceasing to “Blacken-up” as Zulus and to “Green-up” as apparent “Martian Zulus” instead! What has happened to the traditional defiant nature of Bonfire celebrations – what has happened to the “We wunt be Druv” attitude!

To be candidly frank we have never been very keen on the demeaning foreign nature of the Lewes Borough B.S.’s Zulu “disguise costume”, and far prefer the Cliffe B.S.’s more indigenous “disguise costume” of Fearsome Vikings! Perhaps this appalling incident could prove a blessing in disguise however, and could mean that the Lewes Borough B.S. will drop their Zulu costumes entirely, and instead will upgrade their secondary costumes of Tudor era dress to be their main outfits!



A supporter from the United States has recently alerted us to a most interesting recently de-classified CIA document relating to the erstwhile Rhodesian Prime Minister the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith. It makes very revealing reading, and can be viewed at :-



As most readers will probably be aware, the six British Military Veterans who were unjustifiably held in an Indian Jail whose plight we highlighted in last month’s SCN were released unconditionally shortly after this issue appeared. We don’t know whether the protests from readers of the SCN had any direct influence upon this decision by the Indian authorities, but we would like to thank all those readers who registered their protests on this matter even so.



We have recently received the following most informative message from Mr. Reg Watson of the Anglo-Saxon-Keltic Society from Tasmania, Australia. It reads as follows :-

“We had our usual and annual Australia National Flag day luncheon last week, held at Parliament House, Hobart. Went off very well with the guest speaker, a University student of Indian background providing one of the best addresses we have ever heard. Australia is currently undergoing a plebescite on same-sex ‘marriage’. The Left here is proven to be very nasty and even violent, typical of them all across the western world. It must be they can see the opposition as dangerous, so they are using all their vile tactics to stop freedom of speech.”



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

Please use the search request form at :-

Also check the list of South African expatriates/emigrants web-sites, which can be found at :-



Springers Biltong offers a marvellous range of biltong, boerewors and drywors – all of the very highest quality, reasonably priced, and fully registered and licensed with their local authority Their web-site can be accessed at :-



"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.

Available from:



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.

DVD available along with other premium titles of historical interest from Msasa Enterprises. Visit or write to for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.



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) .

To order a copy please contact John Ormowe at .



No.229 – Mrs. JANE HAZELDEN of Somerset West

Jane Hazelden was the first wife of the late George Hazelden, whose obituary appeared in the August 2011 Edition of the SCN. Jane was a bright, cheerful and energetic woman, who was of great strength and assistance to her husband when he was actively involved with the National Front in the Medway Towns during the early/mid 1970s (this being at the time when the National Front was a mainstream political party and before it was taken over by neo-fascist extremists), acting as his official election agent when he stood as candidate for the Rochester and Chatham Constituency during the October 1974 General Election. They apparently divorced sometime after they emigrated to South Africa and settled in Somerset West in 1975, though the exact circumstances behind their divorce and whether she herself ever re-married are unknown. It would however be very interesting to learn where she is now, and indeed what has happened to their two sons.



The We Believe in Israel organisation has produced a number of YouTube recordings from their conference earlier this year celebrating the Centenary of the Balfour Declaration. These can be viewed at the following YouTube web-sites :-





I see that the lovely Sir Teddy Taylor has passed away (see October 2017 SCN – Ed.)...I know he was really getting on, but he was such a 'force Majeure' .

Yours etc.,

J.N.N., London, U.K.




I have a South African friend who has been telling me about the dreadful state of affairs in South Africa. White people are being persecuted and murdered with complicity from the ANC government. Thousands of White farmers have been killed and their farms fallen into ruin. Farmer's wives have been tortured and murdered as well with their children. President Zuma has stated that he wants White people exterminated. He has enacted laws to discriminate Whites from getting employment and due to this there are now poor and starving Whites in camps - especially blue collar workers.

The Press are silent about this dreadful situation as it shows that Blacks are far worse than Whites regarding the old apartheid. Blacks in power are enacting genocide against South African Whites and no-one seems to care.

The British Government were instrumental in removing White rule from the country and have a moral duty to help the suffering of White people there who they appear to be ignoring. Something has to be done. Many of these Whites are of British origin.

Yours etc.,

Anne Parker, Norfolk, U.K.



We have heard the rumour that there has recently been an attempt to “vandalise” the small statue of the terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela which stands in Parliament Square, London, which has not obtained any publicity in the mainstream media. To have erected such a statue – albeit that it is dwarfed by the other statues in the Square – to such an hideous convicted terrorist at a time when the West as a whole is enduring escalating terrorist attacks is of course an obscenity. We would therefore be very keen to hear from anybody who knows anything more about this apparent attack – and pass on our congratulations to whoever it was who carried it out!


Finally, if you would prefer to be deleted from our SCN circulation list then simply e-mail us with the word "unsubscribe". Alternatively, if you liked this SCN and think more of your friends would like to receive copies then please let us know their e-mail addresses!