Tuesday, 18 December 2018

December 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

December 2018 edition

On Sunday 9th December a massive march, organised and co-ordinated by UKIP, took place through central London demanding that “Brexit means Brexit” – in other words rejecting any negotiated “deal” with the EU bureaucrats and calling for a managed “No Deal” exit from the EU.

Estimates vary, but most observers reported that there were tens of thousands on this march, making it one of the largest popular protest demonstrations in recent years – if not ever – and showing clearly that support for Britain’s complete withdrawal from the hated European Union has not diminished in any way since the People’s Vote of 23rd June 2016, and in all probability has probably increased significantly.

Evidently by the time the front of the march reached its destination in Whitehall the rear hadn’t even left its official starting point in Park Lane. Whitehall was cordoned off for the culmination of the protest, with a special dais being erected not far from the entrance to Downing Street, and from where a series of dynamic speeches were made to the thronged crowd by several prominent personalities, including Tommy Robinson (the inspirational “people’s hero” famed for drawing attention to Islamic sexual exploitation gangs), Neil Hamilton AM (the charismatic former Conservative government minister and current UKIP Welsh Assembly member), Stuart Agnew MEP (the UKIP MEP for the East of England and their agriculture and food spokesman), Lord Pearson (the UKIP Leader in the House of Lords), and of course the current UKIP Leader, Gerard Batten MEP.

Gerard Batten of course only became UKIP Leader earlier this year, announcing that he was only accepting the position temporarily, and for no longer than twelve months – but already he seems to have totally re-energised the party after a sustained period of decline and inept leadership, as the phenomenal success of thiis massive protest march well illustrates.

Predictably, alas, the renewed support which UKIP has received as a result of its rejuvenated leadership has meant that former UKIP leader Nigel Farage plus a handful of his sycophants (most of whom have proved either failures or inadequates) have resigned from UKIP in fits of pique. There could be something more than mere jealousy at play here however, for as we’ve observed previously Farage has expressed some views in the past which simply do not tally with the leader of a party which claims to be patriotic. More recently, however, he has stated that he thought there definitely would be a “second referendum” regarding Britain’s relationship to the EU and that there was a 55% likelihood that Brexit would not happen – and that as a result he was forming a new party to fight the 2019 Euro-Elections! By so doing he has of course been propagating ideas which are the antithesis of those which he claimed to support whilst leader of UKIP, and the only conclusion which can be drawn is that he doesn’t really wish Brexit to happen so that he can retain his seat in the Euro-Parliament and all the perks which go with it!

Gerald Batten, however, has clearly demonstrated that he is NOT a phony, and we hope therefore that he will reconsider his original decision only to hold the UKIP leadership for one year. With a new and younger cadre of unambiguous patriots such as Tommy Robinson rising to prominence within the party, the future for UKIP therefore now seems very bright, and will mean that it is likely to remain a force on the British political scene long after Brexit has been achieved!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club took an active role in organising this year’s annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony (marking the anniversary of the foundation of Rhodesia in 1890) which took place at Bath in Somerset earlier this month as the usual venue in Norfolk was unavailable because of extensive building repair work. This ceremony turned out to be a good success in spite of its enforced relocation, with Sgt. Graham Gillmore (ex-Grenadier Guards, RLI and South African Pathfinders Company) acting as Parade Commander as usual and with Rhodesian born-and-bred Mrs. Thorley Oliver performing the actual raising of the Union Flag. After the flag-raising itself short speeches were given by this present writer and Mr. Peter Jewell (who had lived in Rhodesia during the UDI years and had become a prominent sporting personality in the country and also worked as a pilot with Air Trans Africa), which were followed by a key-note speech from Mr. Stuart Agnew MEP (the UKIP MEP for the East of England and UKIP’s Spokesman on Agriculture and Food, who had worked as a soil and water conservation officer in Rhodesia and also served in the Rhodesian Army for a number of years), and the ceremony ended with the singing of the National Anthem, which was led with gusto by Mr. Alex Knox-Wylie. Special thanks are due to Mr. & Mrs. Alexander von Tutschek who not only provided an excellent alternative venue, but who also laid on a sumptuous spread of succulent buffet snacks for all who attended,

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The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club staged a small event to commemorate the Day of the Vow in Canterbury on 16th December this year, thus remembering the vow made by Andries Pretorius and his brave band of Voortrekker pioneers prior to the Battle of Blood River in 1838, even if many of their descendants still based in South Africa itself seem to have forgotten it.

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In January the Springbok Club will be holding its 2019 AGM, after which Mr. Gary Vincent will be giving “part 2” of his illustrated talk about the Battle of the Falkland Islands (see Patriotic Forum News section). All current members will of course be informed of the details of this event in due course, so if you wish to participate and aren’t currently a member then you better send in your membership payment as soon as you can!

In February the Springbok Club plans to stage a visit to the Brunel Museum in London. More details will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum held a most informative meeting in November which was addressed by Mr. Hugh Shakeshaft, a prominent international financial analyst and advisor and Brexiteer activist, on the theme “The EU and the catastrophic road ahead for the EU and the EuroZone post-Brexit”. In an enlightening, hard-hitting, and often amusing speech Mr. Shakeshaft explained not only why Britain’s speedy exit from the EU was beneficial in itself, but also predicted that a forthcoming international financial meltdown would mean that complete control over its own affairs would place the UK in an infinitely better position to withstand this crisis.

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The Patriotic Forum staged a trip to Chatham Dockyard earlier this month in order to celebrate Falkland Islands Battle Day. Many of the ships which took part in the Battle of the Falklands Islands of 1914 and the subsequent Falklands War of 1982 were based at Chatham, which gave added significance to this visit. Assembling at the historic Main Gate, a former employee of the Dockyard was able to point out and comment about many of the buildings, features and historical aspects of the Yard, including showing the grace-and-favour house, “The Cottage”, where Les Hompstead lived whilst serving as Yard Services Manager from 1967 to 1970. After viewing the Dockyard the Patriotic Forum party adjourned to the adjacent historic King George V pub, where Mr. Gary Vincent compĂ©red a fascinating PowerPoint presentation about the Battle of the Falkland Islands. As mentioned above, as there proved insufficient time to finish this presentation it will be concluded at the end of the Springbok Club’s 2019 AGM in January.

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The Patriotic Forum will be holding a dinner to mark Burns’ Night in central London on 25th January 2019, after which a short ceremony will be staged at the near-by bust of Admiral Arthur Phillip (the founding Governor of New South Wales) in order to celebrate Australia Day (it will by then be Australia Day in Australia itself!).

In February 2019 the Patriotic Forum will be celebrating New Zealand Day by staging a trip to certain sites in central London associated with the founding and colonisation of New Zealand, and on March 29th will be participating in the festivities in central London to celebrate the actual moment of Brexit. More details about all these events will be included in future editions of the SCN.

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

We are happy to be able to announce that thanks to a most generous donation from one of our supporters we have been able to complete postage of all copies of the first edition of the re-branded The Imperial Patriot (formerly S.A.Patriot/S.A.Patriot-in Exile) to all existing subscribers, and furthermore can now proceed with the publication of the second edition. If you would like to purchase a bulk quantity of the first edition for re-distribution to friends, colleagues and others who you think might be interested in receiving copies then please let us know by e-mailing: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk. (£16.00 or R160.00 for 25 copies, £25.00 or R250.00 for 50 copies, £40.00 or R400.00 for 100 copies or £70.00 or R700.00 for 200 copis).

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MESSAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR ANIMALS

We’ve recently received the following report from the Network for Animals organisation regarding appalling conditions for dogs in the “new” South Africa, which gives great cause for concern. It reads as follows :-

“It’s been a cold, harsh winter in Cape Town and the thousands of dogs in the city’s slums are suffering from hunger, illness and cold.

“Dogs have a hard life in the slums. People can barely feed themselves and dog food is simply beyond the household budget. The result is hundreds of abandoned dogs living in unbelievable squalor. The dogs have no medical care and no shelter, the only care they get is from volunteers like us.

“For four years, in partnership with volunteers from TEARS, a wonderful local organization, we have been helping street dogs in the crime-ridden slum where the dogs live, a desperately poor area called Vrygrond. Vrygrond means “free ground” in Afrikaans, but the only thing the animals get free is disease. With the help of animal lovers we have made life better for hundreds of street dogs. But there is so much more to do.

“My team recently visited a rubbish dump where dogs gather in a desperate search for food. Dogs surrounded us, skinny, scared, shivering and starving. We spotted a discarded puppy curled up in a ball, too weak to move. She had just hours to live. She looked up at us with puppy-dog eyes, pleading for help. Of course, we rescued her. Her new name is Maggie. She got immediate medical care and will be cared for at TEARS until a good home can be found for her.

“With the help of animal lovers I help send regular rescue missions to Vrygrond, even though it’s a dangerous thing to do because of random gang violence.

“We can’t allow threats of violence to stop us when there are hundreds of dogs like Maggie in desperate need of food, shelter and medical care. We have to help them.

“For the animals,

“Brian Davies, Founder

“P.S. For the South African government animals are just not a priority. Animal welfare laws are ignored or badly enforced, resulting in massive cruelty.”

The Network for Animals organisation can be contacted at: https://networkforanimals.org

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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS GONE MAD

There have recently been two most worrying spectres in the world of international sport which have proved extremely sickening.

Firstly both the Cricket and Rugby Union authorities (and we believe the Association Football authorities also) have been prepared to devote certain days to propagating the views of the sinister Stonewall pro-homosexual lobbying organisation – complete with rainbow-coloured clothing for officials, flags and even laces worn in players’ boots. The authorities concerned undoubtedly agreed to do this because of financial “bribes” which they received by way of the so-called “pink pound” assets available to this political pressure group. They should remember however that their sports have a great influence upon children and young people who they should surely be trying to protect, rather than exposing to such unnatural perversions.

The second disturbing spectre has been the appearance of the subversive Aboriginal flag on the Australian Rugby Union jerseys during their recent tour of the British Isles. As far as we know there are no Aboriginals presently playing in the Australian national side (all the non-Whites in their current squad seem to be South Sea Islander mercenaries) – so why therefore this kow-towing to Aboriginal sensitivities? The Abo’ flag is of course regarded as offensive by the vast majority of Australians, so therefore its appearance on the national team’s jersey can only alienate the Australian Rugby Union team from their natural fan-base of supporters.

Both of these worrying developments have of course been concessions to so-called “political correctness”, but “political correctness” was a manifestation of the 1990s, and it is now 2018, so we are surely now living in a far different – and far better – world!

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ARTICLE FROM THE DEMOCRATS & VETERANS PARTY

We have recently been informed about a very interesting and encouraging article which has been circulated by the Democrats & Veterans Party which draws attention to the reprehensible Land Expropriation policy currently being enacted by the ANC regime in South Africa, and castigates Theresa May for facilitating this policy of theft without question during her recent visit to South Africa. This article can be accessed at :-

http://click.mlsend.com/link/c/YT05NzA3NDgwODI0MTk0MDY1NjYmYz1mM3owJmU9MTkyOCZiPTE5ODc3ODE1OCZkPXkxbzlsOWQ=.HlRizJYH9Nq1eBfWG-FZ45yWLpV2wrXHpFV89-5SUfM

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.241 - Mr. EOIN McKAY of Durban

Eoin McKay originated from the Scottish Highlands, and was the one-time brother-in-law of Ken Dalglish of Seychelles Coup fame (see January 2014 SCN’s “Where are they now?”). Whilst engaged to Ken’s sister Vanessa he acted as joint manager of the Riviera Hotel on Durban’s Victoria Embankment together with Ken during the early 1980s. A most friendly and jovial character, he was also a gifted artist and social satirist, and his drawings of national stereotypes with suitable social comments adorned the walls of the alcoves in the upper bar of the Riviera Hotel. He had evidently been engaged to Vanessa for several years but couldn’t marry her because of difficulties in finalising divorce proceedings from his first wife – but bizarrely once he was eventually able to marry her the marriage only lasted for a few months! It would be very interesting to learn what happened to him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

There has been much controversy in the “new” South Africa recently concerning an artwork entitled “Nazi Mandela”. This picture by Ayanda Mabulu shows the late terrorist leader “Nelson” Mandela apparently giving a Nazi salute whilst standing in front of a German Nazi flag, with a suitable comment underneath. Mabulu evidently stated that he painted this picture because he believed that Mandela did nothing to improve the conditions of Blacks in South Africa during the period when he acted as president of the country. In this criticism we would of course agree with Mr. Mabulu, for Mandela was clearly motivated far more by envy and hatred for the Whites of South Africa and all that they’d achieved, rather than with concern about the well-being of his own people. We would actually go further than this and argue that this depiction of Mandela as a Nazi was very accurate in view of his rabid anti-Semitism and support for the Palestinian terrorist organisations, and furthermore would assert that the quasi-genocide campaign against White farmers and urban-dwellers which Mandela unleashed was very similar to the anti-Jewish pogroms which the Nazis unleashed in Germany on “Kristallnacht”. A very good account of the controversy about this artwork appears on the web-site of The South African at :-

https://www.thesouthafrican.com/ayanda-mabulu-nelson-mandela-nazi-artwork/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GUY TO REMEMBER (1)

Sir,

What was that French guy who was murdered in South Africa in the 1990’s name? I was just thinking of him the other day.

Yours etc.,

Nicky Lamprecht, Natal, South Africa.

[ The Frenchman’s name was Yves Giana. He had evidently been active with the Conservative Party in the Transvaal before being transferred to Durban by the company which he worked for. Although undoubtedly authentic in his pro-South African views, he alas ruffled quite a few feathers in Conservative circles in Durban by “trying to take over” and telling everyone what they were allegedly doing wrong. He was however killed by rioters in the Umlazi township whilst making a delivery there for his employers. He view of his tragic fate it is probably best therefore to remember all the good in him, rather than his faults. – Ed.]

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GUY TO REMEMBER (2)

That was a wizard talk which you gave about Mr. Leslie Hompstead and his time in Gibraltar at the Patriotic Forum meeting in October. He seemed a great guy and a true patriot. I wish I’d been able to meet him.

Yours etc.,

John Pope, London, U.K.

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OBITUARIES

PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH

President George H.W.Bush, the 41st Preseident of the United States who sadly died at the end of last month, continued with the conservative policies of his predecessor Ronald Reagan, and thereby consolidated the clear ideological difference between the two established American political parties.

Born into a wealthy GOP-supporting New England family, George Bush however was determined to make his own way in life, and moved to Texas in order to start his own business enterprise in the oil industry. His business career was interrupted by the outbreak of WWII however, and he immediately joined the US Navy, where he served with distinction as a naval air pilot. After WWII was over he returned to his business which he continued to build into a highly successful operation. A thoroughly decent man and devoted to his family, George Bush’s sense of public service propelled him into the political arena. Texas was not a happy hunting ground for the GOP at that time, but George Bush managed to obtain a far higher number of votes than most other GOP candidates. In spite of not being able to achieve victory for any top elected office, his talents were however spotted by administrations in Washington, and he was appointed to become US liaison officer in Communist China (before Red China was recognised by the US government) and then as head of the CIA.

For some unknown reason George Bush was held in suspicion by many within conservative circles in the United States, but it was our great colleague Dave McCalden, then resident in the US, who informed us that George Bush was the coming man and a person to support for high office. He was proved right of course, for after Ronald Reagan chose him as his vice-Presidential running-mate he proved to be an outstanding VP and subsequently President, being instrumental in the collapse of Soviet Communism and the ending of the Cold War.

Whilst President his most important act was to commit US forces to oppose Iraq following the alarming Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. He didn’t “go wobbly”, and whereas other post-Vietnam US Presidents (including Reagan himself) had been reluctant to commit ground forces to oppose evil aggression in the outside world, George Bush had the courage to take the necessary action. His failure, of course, was to withdraw US forces before the job had been fully accomplished, and with the monster Saddam Hussein still in power in Baghdad. In this of course the blame really lies with his Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, who opposed continuing military operations all the way to Baghdad - but it must be remembered in this regard that the unwise decision to appoint the unsuitable Powell as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff was taken by the previous Reagan administration.

George Bush did not turn out to be a two-term president however, and although “received wisdom” has it that this was mainly because of the economic downturn, it seems certain that vast numbers of Americans were dissatisfied with the fact that the First Gulf War hadn’t been pursued to its proper conclusion. George Bush’s son, George W.Bush, of course followed his father as President eight years later, and proved to be equally as capable as his father. He did however finish the business of the First Gulf War by ensuring the elimination of the monster Saddam Hussein, and as a result he did become a two-term president.

George Bush’s main achievement, however, was to continue with the shift to the patriotic right of the GOP, something which is continuing to bear fruit to this day. His contribution to building a better world should therefore never be forgotten.

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JOHNNY RODRIGUES

We have recently learnt the devastating news of the death of Johnny Rodrigues, the founder and driving-force behind the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. Our sincerest condolences are of course extended to his family, and we hope to include a full obituary in his honour in an edition of the SCN in the near future.

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Readers will undoubtedly remember the obituary to Leslie Robert “Les” Hompstead which was included in the September 2018 Edition of the SCN. We have however subsequently been dumbfounded to receive the following message from Mr. Hompstead’s youngest child, Mrs. Sheila Ayling, which we received some two months after the original obituary to her father appeared :-

“Thank you for your thoughtful words.

“Unfortunately we feel it is all a bit too much.

“We are a modest family and that includes my dad. He would probably not appreciate such a detailed article.

“Sorry if this decision isn’t what you were expecting.

“Sheila “

We therefore apologize to Mrs. Ayling for publishing this obituary which evidently didn’t meet with her approval. We would however like to make the following points :-

1) After Les’s funeral all three of his children were asked whether they would have any objection if we were to include an obituary in honour of their father in a future edition of the SCN. None of them expressed any objection in principle.

2) A draft copy was then written and e-mailed to both his son Trevor Hompstead and Mrs. Ayling (his eldest daughter, Mrs. Joy Evans, evidently doesn’t have any e-mail access) and asked to confirm that everything contained therein was accurate, or whether they would like any additions or amendments to be made. It was also emphasised that the deadline date for publication was 13th September.

3) As no response had been received by 11th September Mt. Trevor Hompstead was ‘phoned. His wife answered the call and confirmed that the draft copy had been received safely. It was again emphasised that the deadline date was only two days ago, and that if we heard nothing further from them then we would presume that everything was in order, and so we would therefore go ahead with publication – which of course we did.

Having re-read the obituary in question we cannot detect anything which could conceivably imply that Les himself or any of his family members were other then modest in nature. Furthermore we cannot see how anything contained therein could be objected to by any reasonable person. We would therefore be very interested to learn the opinions of readers regarding this disturbing matter.

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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

November 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

November 2018 edition

The results of the US mid-term elections were of course very mixed, but the fact that the GOP managed to retain their majority – indeed to increase it – in the strategically more important Senate was of course very encouraging. Some of the other more specific results however show that there is still something very, very nasty existing in the fringe of US society.

Perhaps a more significant recent election result elsewhere in the Americas provided an even greater degree of hope for the future of the West however. This of course was the decisive victory in the Brazilian presidential election for the anti-Leftist candidate Jair Bolsonaro. Although it is commonly assumed that Brazil is a majority non-White country and therefore (like most of Latin America) part of the so-called “third world” this is not the case in reality. Brazil was founded and developed by the Portuguese, and a clear majority of its citizens have majority Portuguese blood in their veins (albeit, of course, that the precise population of Brazil is unknown because of the large number of unenumerated indigenous tribes in the Amazon jungle). Jair Bolsonaro is not of Portuguese descent however, as both sets of his grandparents emigrated from Italy – thus proving that other European peoples as well as the Portuguese helped in the creation and civilising of this new Western-orientated nation.

Brazil is without doubt an advanced and civilised nation today, and this was nowhere better demonstrated than at the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, which all agree were superbly organised and matching the incredibly high standards set by the previous Barcelona, Sydney and London Games. Indeed it could be speculated that just as the triumphant successes of the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games boosted British self-confidence and created a national feel-good factor which enabled the “Vote Leave” cause to be victorious at the 2016 “Brexit” Referendum, so also did the successes of the 2016 Rio Games boost Brazilian national self-confidence and the feel-good factor which enabled Jair Bolsonaro to be victorious in 2018!

During the early 1970s the patriotic Portuguese government of Marcelo Caetano actively promoted the idea of closer Portuguese/Brazilian links, in much the same manner as the close fraternal links which Britain had earlier established with the core Commonwealth nations of Canada, Australia and New Zealand (this, it should be remembered, was prior to Britain’s and Portugal’s entrapment within the EU). We wonder therefore whether Jair Bolsonaro’s fantastic victory in the Brazilian presidential election might herald a renewed period of close Portuguese/Brazilian relations, which hopefully could thereby trigger an outcome of “Pexit”!

But there has been another recent under-reported manifestation of pro-Western sentiment in an unlikely part of the world. This happened at a referendum on independence in the French overseas department of New Caledonia in the Pacific. “Received wisdom” was of course that the majority of New Caledonian people would opt for independence, but the result actually proved to be decisively the other way as they voted to remain French by 56.4% to 43.6%! As the majority of electors in New Caledonia are non-White this shows once again that the benefits of benign civilised Western rule are appreciated by far more non-White peoples than international liberal/leftist forces would have us believe!

The results in both Brazil and New Caledonia have therefore clearly shown that the great patriotic revolution started in 2016 firstly in New Zealand, then in Britain and subsequently in the United States, is continuing during 2018, not only in Italy but also in other more unlikely parts of the world. Viva o Brasil, Viva Portugal, Vive la France!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

A contingent of Springbok Club members and supporters joined the Rhodesian Army Association’s annual Remembrance Day service outside Westminster Abbey on Sunday 11th November. This proved to be an extremely well organised and moving event honouring and remembering all those Rhodesian servicemen and women who fought and died during two World Wars, the counter-insurgency campaign in Malaya and the Bush War against Terror, and all involved with the RAA and other Rhodesian ex-service organisations who assisted in staging this solemn ceremony are to be greatly congratulated. Pictures of the highly impressive Colour Party who paraded at this ceremony were taken, and will be appearing on both our web-site and FaceBook page shortly.

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We are most happy to be able to announce that arrangements for a replacement flag-raising ceremony for 2018 ensuring the continuity of the annual “Raising of the Flag” event which took place at Cecil Square, Salisbury, from 1890 until 1980, and every year since then at Southrepps, Norfolk, have now been finalised!

This will now take place during the afternoon of Saturday 1st December at Bath in Somerset (only about a mile from Bath Spa Railway Station), and will involve an actual re-enactment of the 1890 Raising of the Union Flag, short speeches about the historic and present-day significances of this event, and the serving of drinks and light refreshments. Although the event this year will by necessity be lower-key than normal (though it is still hoped that some form of musical accompaniment to enable the national anthems to be sung will be obtained) this event will even so provide continuity for this important ceremony, and thereby will enable us to fulfill the promise which we made to the late, great Peter Sladden.

For more precise details please e-mail: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk or ‘phone: 07711188430. We would however ask all those interested in attending to let us know in advance, so that catering arrangements can be made accordingly.

[ Staging this replacement ceremony will by necessity entail considerable extra expenses – particularly if we are successful in obtaining musical accompaniment. We would therefore ask all supporters who can afford to do so, particularly those who are not able to attend the event in person, to let us have any financial assistance which they are able to contribute. This should be done by cheque made payable to “Patriotic Press” and forwarded to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K.. If however you would prefer to make a donation by direct bank transfer then please let us know and we’ll provide you with our bank account details.]

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In January the Springbok Club will be holding its 2019 AGM. All current members will of course be informed of the details in due course, so if you wish to participate and aren’t currently a member then you better forward your membership payment as soon as you can!

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum held a most interesting meeting last month as a belated celebration of Gibraltar Day. At this event a talk was given about the life and achievements of Mr. Les Hompstead, who sadly died in August and whose obituary appeared in the September Edition of the SCN. [ At this meeting two unknown ladies turned up but who subsequently disappeared saying that they’d come to the wrong venue – in spite of earlier stating that they had come for the “Gibraltar meeting”! We wonder therefore whether anyone has any idea who these two ladies were (one gave her name simply as “Vivienne”), and what was behind their quite strange and worrying disappearance. We can certainly assure them that although not initially known to us they were definitely most welcome!]

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The Patriotic Forum will be holding what promises to be a most mesmerising meeting this month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Thursday 15th November 2018

Time : 18.45 hrs for 19.00 hrs.

Venue : The CIVIL SERVICE CLUB (the Trafalgar Room). 13/15 Great Scotland Yard, Whitehall, London SW1A 2HJ (nearest tube stations: Embankment and Westminster)

Guest Speaker : Mr. HUW C. SHAKESHAFT - who will speak on the theme “The EU and the catastrophic road ahead for the EU and the EuroZone post-Brexit”

Huw Shakeshaft was born in Sussex and grew up in Hereford. He was educated at Bishop’s School, Hereford and then at the University of London, where he graduated with a B.Ed. and an E.M.B.A.

An entrepreneur with 37 years experience in global finance and related sectors, Huw has a wealth of diverse business experiences and political interests. He has spent significant time in many of the world’s major financial centres, including London, Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Los Angeles, gaining knowledge and expertise in a diverse range of financial disciplines, including asset management, film and entertainment finance and business start-ups. Throughout this period he has built-up a strong network and relationships with many market leaders and influential business thinkers. He is currently a partner in TransAtlantica Partners, a relationship driven corporate advisory company, and also sits on the boards of a number of the companies they advise.

He is a pundit who advises lawmakers and businesses on Brexit and the real underlying state of the EU, the Euro and the EuroZone which make a crisis inevitable, and about the contagion and fall-out that this will bring to the world economy. Having predicted the US Presidential election of Donald Trump in late 2015 he is also consulted on the realities of the Trump administration and the positive position and influence this has on the world economy.

A keen middle-distance athlete since his schooldays, he gained international honours at the age of 15 in the Under-20 age groups, including in the world cross-country championships.

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The Patriotic Forum will be celebrating Falklands Battle Day this year with a trip to Chatham Dockyard (where many of the ships which took part in the Battle of the Falklands Islands of 1914 and the Falklands War of 1982 were based) on Saturday 8th December 2018. Further details will be given in next month’s SCN.

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

Since our report in last month’s SCN that significant numbers of copies of the first re-branded edition of The Imperial Patriot had not been delivered to overseas subscribers – particularly in Australia – we have learnt that one of the originally believed undelivered copies sent to Australia has actually arrived. Conversely, however, we heard from one supporter in South Africa that his copy still hadn’t been delivered. Again we therefore ask all overseas subscribers to let us know whether their copies have arrived or not. A simple “yes” or “no” response sent to: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk is all that we need.

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MESSAGE FROM THE ZIMBABWE CONSERVATION TASK FORCE

We have recently received the following important message from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force. It reads as follows :-

“Zimbabwe lost approximately 750 elephants to cyanide poisoning along the Save River in the south eastern part of the country. Poisoning elephants results in a significant secondary loss of carnivores, vultures, and other species of birds and animals. The authorities have NOT managed to control or stop the use of poison, especially cyanide. The poisoning of elephants occurred far too often for at least three to four years. The damage being done to animals and their habitats will not be recoverable.

“The Government Ministers, Military Officers, Prison Service Officers and other VIPs are lining their pockets with monies derived from poached ivory and game skins. These individuals are thought to engage in these activities due to the possibility that ZANU-PF might lose the elections in August. The Government does not appear to enforce the laws or the Wildlife Act as the practice of profiting from poached ivory and animals is so widespread. It seems to be a free for all.’

“One solution would be for all Ministers and individuals in high positions to declare their assets and the manner in which they obtained their wealth. For those who decline to declare their assets, an investigation into their financial dealings should commence. Corruption appears to run deep. Assets from individuals who cannot explain their fortunes should be frozen until an investigation is completed and they are cleared from wrongdoing.

“The Ministers and/or their families who have camps near Safari areas or Wildlife Parks seem to be benefiting from the influx of trophy hunters from South Africa. Monies gleaned from these hunters from hunting quotas and license permits seems questionable. This practice appears to be happening all over the country with no apparent controls in place.

“Zimbabwe continues to export her treasured wildlife. They recently exported crocodiles, elephants and other wildlife to zoos in Dubai and China. See the new ZCTF video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtBEc3ukyWw”

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force can be contacted at: Admin1@zimconservationtaskforce.com

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FUTURE UK FIXTURE LISTS

Changes have recently been announced to the main fixture structures for both Rugby Union and Cricket in the UK. Although they do contain some good proposals, we are afraid that we do not believe that the overall changes are anywhere near ideal.

In Rugby Union it is proposed that the season in England should be extended to almost 10 months (the end of August to the beginning of June), with a short break in December, even lthough no additional teams are to be added to the Premiership. We believe, however, that the season for Rugby Union (as also for all winter team sports) should be no more than 8 months, running from September to April, in order to prevent player exhaustion and to allow the elites to take part in more meaningful tours of southern hemisphere countries. There would then be no need for any illogical break during the middle of the season, and furthermore the Premiership could be extended to 14 clubs, thus stymieing the even more retrograde idea which has been bandied around of “ring-fencing” the clubs playing in the top league. To prevent fixture congestion the number of Autumn Internationals could be reduced and the “Premiership Cup” abolished, to be replaced by a straight knock-out cup competition involving all teams from the leading half-dozen or so leagues.

In Cricket the proposal is to increase the First Division of the County Championship to ten counties, but to keep the number of first-class games played at fourteen, and to reduce the Second Division to only eight counties. The move to increase the number of counties in the First Division is greatly to be welcomed of course, but why not increase the number of games played to the logical number of eighteen? This could easily be achieved by introducing shorter breaks between games and thus staggering match start-dates throughout the week – and perhaps also by reducing the number of “white ball games”, particularly of the T20 variety. The Second Division should also be increased to ten counties, with Devon and Staffordshire currently seeming the most likely to be in a position to accept the two extra places. Perhaps a Third Division could also be established from the remaining top ten Minor Counties?

In both sports, however, the longer-term ambition must be to create league structures which involve teams from throughout the British Isles.

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TAU (SA) MEDIA RELEASE

We have recently received following most hard-hitting Media Release from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa), which re-emphasises the dangers faced by the South African farming community (and South African society in general) by the land theft proposals of the current ANC regime It reads as follows :-

“Farmers in the Eastern Cape are unanimous in their rejection of the legalised theft of their farms and are preparing themselves to protect their legal property with everything at their disposal.

“Johan Steyn, TLU-SA Eastern Cape Chairman, released this statement after an e-conference for TAU (SA) Eastern Cape members this weekend. ‘TAU (SA)’s objective is to ensure producers remain on their farms under sustainable and economically viable conditions, to the benefit of all in South Africa. With the publication of a list of 195 farms identified for legalised theft by the ANC, the government has left farmers with no alternative but to protect their legal property by any means.’

“Steyn said that farmers will not allow Communist-inspired government policy to remove them from their farms nor to steal them. He further pointed out that the assumptions upon which the government’s policy is based, consist of lies and misrepresentations.

“’No land has been stolen by white farmers. This is our property which has been bought and upon which interest, tax, transfer and registration fees have been paid. Farmers, as a result of their contribution to all residents of South Africa, should be regarded as a national asset. In reality though, the government treats us as the enemy. We consider the government’s objective to steal our property - of any nature whatsoever - as a declaration of war and we will react accordingly.’

“He continued by saying that farmers wish only to be left alone to fulfill their calling in life; to produce affordable food and fibre for every South African. Steyn emphasised that farmers acquit themselves of their task admirably while earning considerable foreign currency for the country.

“’The ANC continues to prove that they are not interested in facts, reason, dialogue nor economic realities. They continue to trample and ignore the rights of Whites in general and farmers specifically, all the while adopting an antagonistic stance towards these citizens of this country. We continue to pray for peace and prosperity for our country but will protect our legal property with all means possible. The ANC is forcing this upon us.’

“Steyn requested the government to come to their senses and prevent a tragedy of immeasurable proportions in South Africa.”

The Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa) can be contacted via their web-site at: www.tlu.co.za.

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LATEST NEW ZEALAND NEWS

We have recently received some most interesting and encouraging news from our friends of the New Zealand National Front (no connection to the British National Front, which although originally an authentic patriotic party alas got infiltrated and then destroyed by neo-fascist elements). They report that they participated in both the Christchurch National Flag Day and the Canterbury Free Speech Congress during October. The details which they gave about the Canterbury Free Speech Congress read as follows :-

“In a world increasingly run by the ever growing ‘p.c.’ machine, it is time to take a day out and have some real talk, about real problems facing our country, without having the “thought police” out in force! We are going to be hosting a full Saturday of speakers from over the political spectrum, breakout sessions focusing on in-depth topics and workshops to connect with like-minded people to foster new groups to go out and work to change our country for the better! If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of register your interest today!”.

The NZNF can be contacted at: info@nationalfront.org.nz

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SEARCH SERVICES FOR THOSE SEEKING LOST RELATIVES

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 :-

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/emails.php?id=emails_from_SCN

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

http://www.bellemodel.biz/emails/expatriates/toplist_expatriates.php?id=toplist_expatriates_from_springbk

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

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 :-

http://www.springersbiltong.com/index.html

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​BOOK OFFERS

“FOLLY AND MALICE: THE HABSBURG EMPIRE, THE BALKANS AND THE START OF WORLD WAR ONE”

Copies of this highly-acclaimed book detailing the true causes and origins of WW1 can be ordered at :-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Folly-Malice-Habsburg-Empire-Balkans/dp/0856835137

or

https://www.shepheard-walwyn.co.uk/product/folly-and-malice-habsburg-first-world-war-one/

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“LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, 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. www.trishjaxon.com

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“ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY”

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"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 www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

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 :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.240 - Mr. G.C.CRADDOCK of New Germany

Mr. G.C.Craddock of New Germany in Natal (alas his Christian name has been forgotten with the elapse of time, but is believed to have been George) was a keen member of the patriotic movement in southern Natal during the 1970s. He was a one-time Mayor of New Germany, and thereby a very influential figure, and was an early subscriber to S.A.Patriot magazine. Alas he seemed to disappear from the scene during the early-1980s, so it would therefore be very interesting to learn whatever happened to him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

We have recently been informed of a very interesting and encouraging report which appeared on the news.com.au Australian news service which revealed that President Donald Trump had ordered US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to investigate the facts regarding the ANC regime’s land expropriation plans in South Africa. As far as we know this news story hasn’t appeared in any other major news outlet, and can be found at :-

https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/donald-trump-orders-secretary-of-state-mike-pompeo-to-closely-study-south-africa-farm-seizures/news-story/96ce71eaecd8ef0090bd1f72df4c3013

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

TOP OF THE POLE

Sir,

Thank you for these fantastic reports in the SCN. The ‘Raising of The Flag’ is my special "wish I could attend" event. This August Edition strikes me as tops, with all the detailed activities.

Yours etc.,

John Beattie, Minden, Ontario, Canada.

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DEN OF THIEVES

Sir,

EWC (Expropriation Without Compensation) is a term that is causing much concern among South African Whites, especially the farming community. It could affect urban dwellers as well, as that is where the most poor people need land on which to build a house of sorts.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

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CORBYN POISON

Sir,

I attended a talk yesterday evening, 16th August, by Dr Dore Gold, former Israeli Ambassador to the UN, at Moriah College, Sydney on "defeating global anti-semitism". He was particularly emphatic about how dangerous UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is and that his election to be Prime Minister of Britain would give a huge boost to latent anti-semitism there and unleash in fact a "tidal wave of anti-semitism.". He said it goes back to 2009 when Corbyn described Hamas and Hezbollah as his friends. Also said Jeremy Corbyn had laid wreaths at the graves of the Black September terrorists in Tunisia..

Yours etc.,

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton, NSW, Australia.

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OH, TOMMY, TOMMY

Sir,

I am still following the Tommy Robinson case almost daily through the avenue of YouTube. How this man can handle all the attention and pressure, particularly when he has a family, is absolutely amazing, and to be persecuted, hated, reviled and accused of all sorts of things of which he is innocent of, is remarkable. Just a working-class man who is standing up to the "establishment".

On September 3rd is our National Flag Day and we will be having an afternoon tea at the Tasmanian Parliament House with Senator John Dunium as guest speaker. The day is in honour of the Australian National Flag when it was first flown on 3rd September 1901.

Yours etc.,

Reg A.Watson, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia..

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BBC’s “EMPIRE” SERIES

The BBC’s series about the British Empire, simply entitled “Empire”, which was presented by Jeremy Paxman and recently repeated on BBC2, was a rarity in modern television history, as it gave a very neutral and objective account of the history of the greatest Empire which the world has ever known. Although it recounted several of the perceived failures and faults of the Empire, it also in equal measure reminded everyone of the Empire’s many virtues and achievements.

One particular section of this series was especially educative and revealing, and this concerned a little-remembered lecture given in 1864 by Dr. James Hunt, FRS, then the President of the London Anthropological Society, entitled “On the Negro’s Place in Nature”. In this lecture Dr. Hunt illustrated clearly the many physical, mental and moral characteristics which distinguish the Negro from the European White Man. Although this speech evidently attracted criticism from the “politically-correct” egalitarians of the day, he did give air to opposing viewpoints during his lecture, as well as backing-up his own findings and conclusions with detailed research analysis published by other expert anthropological academics both from the United States and continental Europe.

Dr. Hunt’s scholarly work and lecture have alas been forgotten in these subsequent “politically correct” times – that is until this recent BBC series revived interest in the subject (albeit in a rather cynical and negative manner). Dr. Hunt’s research results have however stood the test of time, and as anyone with first-hand knowledge of Negros can confirm are just as valid in the 21st century as they were in the 19th century when they were written. Happily a number copies of this lecture now appear on-line, and can be accessed at :-

https://archive.org/details/onnegrosplacein00londgoog

and

https://books.googleusercontent.com/books/content?req=AKW5Qafah3vLTGRz07qVLlhi66khpMm079oFAxNOvbgdF_L5B5eC3_2vFaYdySGHGfnyj9Y85HEoGM_JtPHmDK3UFbYfzmkfXF4a4MFhhpPEEIO4qkLgwE-xcQTBP_TYRycH1epTgwLLhTI2RKkh0EKoftEFD8dq7MRlWgnKwKjEGrh3unNinFCfrcqCWvi62iUWPPZLpepLr7-bxBf0sQieythXnYzXZx9z0z3nElAEqjRFtrkogtcoS4-infjUQ7lgkzhuqTQD4fCKZS4AJV0R3RU4WJRMUg

Anyone who has the time should try to read this lecture paper in full, and to distribute the information it as widely as they can.

We congratulate the BBC on not only producing the objective series “Empire”, but also for enlightening a new generation about this most important work by Dr. James Hunt.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

October 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

October 2018 edition

At the time of writing there are only 165 days left until Britain finally leaves the hated European Union. The final exit agreement has still to be settled of course, and many are concerned that the Government of Theresa May might deliver a less than satisfactory deal, particularly any such agreement based upon the proposed so-called Chequers plan.

We agree of course that the Chequers plan is not ideal and does not offer the complete withdrawal from the EU which the majority of the British people voted for on 23rd June 2016 – but we must get real. A clear majority of MPs – both in 2016 and still today – supported Britain remaining in the EU, and there are furthermore a sufficient number of die-hard remoaners on the Conservative benches who might be prepared to side with Labour and other anti-Brexit forces in order to scupper the entire withdrawal process. Theresa May would never have been our first choice as PM of course, but the fact remains that she was a very soft remainer who is now committed to some form of Brexit, and was far preferable to the only other realistic successor to David Cameron, namely George Osborne. Any attempts to unseat her as Conservative Party leader prior to 29th March 2019 would undoubtedly be counter-productive therefore, as it would only unite all anti-Brexit forces in the House of Commons and thereby mean that the entire Brexit process could be wrecked. We know that already sinister pro-EU forces are campaigning for a second referendum, which would be heavily financed by continental powers in the hope of giving “legitimacy” to the stymying of the will of the people.

It is surely important therefore for the Conservative Party to remain united behind Theresa May – hard Brexiteers, soft Brexiteers and reluctant remainers alike – until after all the necessary legislation successfully passes through Parliament and Brexit can be officially achieved on 29th March. To be sure, there will undoubtedly be certain aspects of the deal which we – and indeed the majority of the British people – do not like, but it must be born in mind in this regard that after Brexit has been achieved then it will be relatively easy to loosen any remaining ties to the EU, but practically impossible to make them any stronger! If the majority of Conservative Party members then believe that it is time for Theresa May to go then there will still be three years before the next general election in order to replace her with a more committed Brexiteer – but up until then the maxim for us all must be “don’t rock the boat”!

There is one matter regarding the Brexit negotiations where compromise cannot be contemplated however, and that concerns Northern Ireland’s continuing position as a full and integral part of the United Kingdom. In this respect the fact that Theresa May’s Government is totally dependent upon DUP support is a magnificent advantage. We wonder therefore whether there may have been some form of providential intervention involved which caused the Conservative Party to fail to obtain an absolute majority in 2017!

So what therefore is the solution to the border issue? As we argued in the editorial of the December 2017 Edition of the SCN, the idealist solution would be for there to be a referendum in the Republic of Ireland upon their continued membership of the EU – and in this regard it has been most encouraging to note that there has been growing support for this idea at grassroots level in the RoI!. If they were also to vote to leave then it would be “problem over”, as a free trade deal between the two states of the British Isles could quickly be enacted, and furthermore the RoI could leave the unstable Euro currency at the same time and re-join the far stronger Sterling zone (though perhaps resurrecting the “Punt” name within their own borders). If they were to vote to remain in the EU, however, then all blame for the re-establishment of a hard border could be blamed upon the RoI’s own decision!

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

On Friday 19th October the Springbok Club will be joining forces with the Patriotic Forum in order to stage a belated celebration of Gibraltar Day. Full details about this event appears in the Patriotic Forum News section below.

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The Springbok Club will again be attending the annual Remembrance Day service outside Westminster Abbey staged by a number of Rhodesian ex-servicemen’s organisations in order to commemorate all those Rhodesians who died during the two World Wars, the Korean War and the Bush War against terrorism This event will commence at approximately 10.45 hrs on Sunday 11th November. After this service a replacement flag-raising ceremony will take place to provide continuity for the annual “Raising of the Flag” event, though it is still intended that this ceremony will be resumed at its traditional setting in Southrepps, Norfolk, from 2019 onwards.

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In December the Springbok Club will be staging an informal event to celebrate the Day of the Vow, at which it is hoped that a prominent expatriate South African will say a few relevant words.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum staged a most interesting meeting last month which was addressed by Mr. Bob Vinnicombe from Sydney, Australia. In a highly enlightening talk Mr. Vinnicome detailed the events which occurred during the recent dramatic change in Australian Prime Ministers, and also told of his own impressions regarding the new Australian PM, Scott Morrison.

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In order to hold a belated celebration of Gibraltar Day, the Patriotic Forum and Springbok Club will be staging a joint meeting later this month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Friday 19th October 2018

Time : 18.30 hrs for 19.00 hrs

Venue : The Antelope (the upstairs "Snug Room"), 22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8EZ (nearest tube station: Sloane Square).

This meeting will feature a talk about the life and achievements of Mr. Les Hompstead, who sadly died in August and whose obituary appeared in the September Edition of the SCN. Although not a Gibraltarian himself, Les Hompstead served as the head civilian in charge of Gibraltar Dockyard for three years, and as a result became a staunch friend of Gibraltar and supporter of its cause.

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On Thursday 15th November the Patriotic Forum will be holding a special meeting in central London which will feature a guest speaker who was a leading Brexit campaigner and who has strong connections to leading US political figures, and who furthermore lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s exit from the EU. The Patriotic Forum also plans to stage a special event to celebrate Falklands Islands Battle Day in December. Further details about both these activities will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

Although the majority of copies of the first edition of the re-branded The Imperial Patriot were posted out to the majority of subscribers to the former S.A.Patriot/S.A.Patriot-in-Exile outside the UK during July and early August, we have become increasingly concerned by the fact that we have so far received no responses whatsoever from any of these overseas subscribers. Even more worryingly, we have now heard from four subscribers (three from Australia and one from the Philippines) who have confirmed that they have DEFINITELY not received their copies. Non-delivery to the Philippines is probably not too surprising as it is a third world country (and the same probably applies to the non-responses from any of our hundreds of South African subscribers), but the fact that copies evidently have not been delivered in Australia and that we have received absolutely no responses from any subscribers in continental Europe, North America and New Zealand is extremely concerning. We do not believe in conspiracy theories of course, but even so the apparent non-deliveries of so many copies around the world makes us wonder whether something more sinister than simply poor postal services is at play here.

So that we can analyse the precise nature of the problem a lot better we wonder therefore whether all subscribers from outside the UK can let us know whether they have or have not received their copies yet. A simple “yes” or “no” response sent to: springbk@netcomuk.co.uk is all that we need.

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MESSAGE FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

In the May 2018 Edition of the SCN we reported on the tragic death of Louise Joubert, the founder and driving force behind the estimable Sanwild Wildlife Sanctuary. We had hoped to carry a full obituary to Louise in a future issue, but unfortunately in spite of trying to obtain more details about her life and achievements we have not been able to obtain any such in-depth information, but we have recently received the following circular message from her daughter Lizel Kachelhoffer who has taken over the running of the sanctuary from her mother. It reads as follows :-

“Dear SanWild friends,

”It has been a very challenging month and a half since my Mum unexpectedly passed away in a car accident. I want to thank each and every one who has contributed towards our Memorial Fund for Louise Joubert, to help with the immediate feeding costs for the lions and grazers. With your help we raised $7,265 on PayPal which enabled us to settle the R58, 000 invoice for the teff (grass) that my Mum ordered before she passed away with the balance going towards buying food for the 11 lions on SanWild.

“The Bodhi Foundation and Starkraft also donated funds to help us feed the animals and we are truly grateful for all the many caring individuals who came to our aid during this incredibly difficult period. I don't know how to thank everyone enough.

”My husband, Pieter, has started a SanWild YouTube channel, please feel free to subscribe to get regular updates on what’s happening at the sanctuary.

“Accountability and keeping our donors and supporters updated with what is happening on the ground is very important to us. We hope that the YouTube updates will allow us to share our journey with you. Liezel Mortimer is also sorting through older videos spanning two decades which will allow us to publish a ‘walk down memory lane’ from the day that SanWild started.

”With my Mum's passing we were all thrown into the deep end. Louise was the driving force behind all the fundraisers and had an incredible amount of knowledge when it comes to animal rehabilitation. We are learning as we go and have very big shoes to fill to ensure that SanWild remains a safe haven for rescued animals. We have formed a board of advisors who will help us on our journey forward.

”We have two main appeals that we need funding for now and that is 1: feeding for the lions and grazers and then to 2: pay salaries to get more counter poaching units on the ground to help protect the animals at SanWild. Any donation will be greatly appreciated and accounted for.

“Thank you for your support to help continue Louise’s dream through the Memorial Fund

”Kind regards

”Lizel Kachelhoffer”

SanWild can be contacted at: lizel@sanwild.org or via their web-site at: www.sanwild.org

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THE RYDER CUP AFTER BREXIT

This year’s Ryder Cup, which saw Europe beat the United States at Le Golf National in Paris, will of course go down in history as the last Ryder Cup match to be played before Brexit. This fact of course has not been lost on many observers, with the 2018 European Captain, Thomas Bjorn, banning all mention of it to the media. There will however undoubtedly now be a big question mark placed over the competition’s future structure. Although the most logical change would be to revert to its original structure of the United States playing only the British Isles rather than the entire European continent (a reversion made appealing because of the growing one-sidedness of the competition over recent years and the increasing prowess of British golfing strength), but as we suggested in the October 2016 Edition of the SCN a fascinating alternative would be for the competition to be opened up to all nation-states with a structure (albeit on a bi-annual basis) similar to that used in the Davis Cup up until this year. Alas no-one in authority seems to have taken up this suggestion, so what happens from 2020 onwards is therefore anyone’s guess. One thing is for certain however, and that is that in future years there should be far fewer displays of the hideous EU flag!

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THE QUEEN’S 21st BIRTHDAY RADIO SPEECH

It has recently been revealed that the Queen’s famous 21st birthday speech, which was broadcast seemingly live around the world on radio from Cape Town, was actually recorded some week or so earlier, not in Cape Town (where she, then simply Princess Elizabeth, was staying at the time of her 21st birthday) but in the then Southern Rhodesia, not far from Victoria Falls. As Southern Rhodesia has often been described as the gem of the British Empire, and as Victoria Falls was named after the Queen’s illustrious great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, this would therefore have seemed a most appropriate setting! In this speech, which was addressed to all the children of the British Empire and Commonwealth, she stated: “I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great Imperial family to which we all belong.” The Queen’s life has indeed proved to be long, but alas has also witnessed the near destruction of Britain’s “great Imperial family” which she pledged to devote the rest of her life to serving. Even more sickening has been the fact that those two great member states of this “great Imperial family” which she was visiting when she made this wonderful speech (Southern Rhodesia) and where she was when it was broadcast to the world (South Africa) have been handed over under her watch to evil terrorist regimes. Perhaps it would be best if we were to comment no further.

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“FOLLY AND MALICE: THE HABSBURG EMPIRE, THE BALKANS AND THE START OF WORLD WAR ONE”

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“LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, 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. www.trishjaxon.com

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“ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY”

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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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: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

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 .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.239 - Mr. EARL BRAND of Durban

Earl Brand (it is uncertain whether “Earl” was his real name or simply a nickname which he preferred to use) lived in Prince Street, Durban, during the 1980s. Although he was a supporter of both the Conservative Party of SA and the original Durban-based Patriotic Forum he was not one of their most active members – though he was unquestionably genuine in his support and was extremely proud of his British-South African roots. He had actually visited the UK in order to support the Springbok Rugby tour of 1969/70, as we recounted in the December 2004 Edition of the SCN. Perhaps his most important contributions to the patriotic movement in Durban, however, was in alerting local activists to a Cape Town newspaper article which revealed that the then little-known AWB outfit had functioning Coloured branches in the Western Cape, and that they referred to the Coloured people as “brown-skinned Afrikaners” – thus confirming the totally phony nature of this anti-English-speaking outfit. Earl Brand was already a quite elderly man in the 1980s, so it is doubtful therefore whether he is still alive, but even so it would be very interesting to learn what became of him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GOD’S OWN COUNTRY

Sir,

Received my copy of June’s SCN, which simply never disappoints. I personally derive so much pleasure in reading same, and without exception, on a monthly basis, forward it to my brother in Zimbabwe. He too shares it with a few White friends who remained in that sh1thole, to rave reviews. Proof the spirit/greatness of Rhodesia will never die and by God’s grace remains forever in our hearts!!!

Allow me to take this opportunity to congratulate the Springbok Club on being given the honour of the "Raising Of The Flag" and wish more than anything I could be in attendance to SALUTE the flag!!! May your preparations run smoothly, and the event be a great success.

Yours etc.,

W.V., Durban, Natal, South Africa.

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WINDSOR SOUP

Sir,

South Africa will double its population of Blacks in 20 years - so where are they all going to live, work, eat and be educated? The greater “Azania” socialist road to nowhere but starvation! The Whites have fed South Africa for hundreds of years, there is no replacement for South Africa’s farmers. K4s are too thick, long fingered and lazy to make any long-term plans about farming.

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.

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GOODWILL GAMES

Sir,

As you may have read already, traditional leaders (lead by Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini) are very agitated by the possibility of losing their grip on rural land. Please note other interesting developments taking place on the same subject:: https://www.enca.com/news/zulu-king-announces-partnership-afriforum

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa.

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ZULU PRINCIPAL

Sir,

I think a counter-coup by the Zuma supporters is a possibility.

Yours etc.,

P.M., Transvaal, South Africa.

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FAREWELL TO A TRAITOR

We will not be sending a wreath to the funeral of R.F. “Pik” Botha, who died on 12th October aged 86. By kow-towing to the international leftist community and to the ANC terrorists “Pik” Botha showed that he was a traitor not only to his own South African nation, but also to Western civilization in general. Whether he was a left-leaning fellow-traveller by nature, or simply “went native” during his period as South Africa’s ambassador to the United Nations and the United States is unknown, but what is indisputable is that he was a dominant power behind the throne to both P.W.Botha and F.W.de Klerk and encouraged them both not only to abandon the natural policy of separate development in South Africa but also to surrender their country to the tender mercies of ANC terrorists. He was actually even too extreme in his willingness to betray his own people for most fellow-members of his sellout National Party, as the derisory votes which he obtained when he twice bid for the NP leadership confirms (in reality though this didn’t matter, as once in power both P.W.Botha and de Klerk proved equally willing to surrender their country!). Once the sellout to the ANC terrorists had been completed “Pik” Botha quite openly revealed his true colours, not only by being willing to embrace the unreconstructed terrorist leader Mandela, but also by accepting a cabinet post in the new ANC government (albeit the quite humiliating position of Minister of Mineral and Energy affairs!). Furthermore, by all accounts one of his final pronouncements was to express pleasure at the fact that the Mandela-close Ramaphosa was now in charge of the “new” South Africa! Perhaps the most telling story about him involved an incident that happened at a small dorp in the Cape during the late 1980s. The dominee of the local NGK had evidently heard the rumour that a current cabinet minister was a practicing Satanist. Although the dominee didn’t name the cabinet minister accused (and indeed he probably wasn’t aware of his identity himself) everyone in the congregation immediately jumped to the conclusion that it was “Pik” Botha! If indeed this was true then he is probably a very happy man now, for undoubtedly a hotter place in hell has been reserved for him as punishment for all his treason!

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Tuesday, 18 September 2018

September 2018 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

September 2018 edition

There has been something grotesquely sickening about the Labour Party uinder the leadership of the unspeakable Jeremy Corbyn. This has not so much been because of the vile anti-Semitism which has emerged in its ranks from the swamp, but more because of the total hypocrisy of those vomiting out such poison.

It is a truism that to the liberal-left for much of the 20th century all criticism or antagonism towards any non-White ethnic group has always been met with a Pavlovian reaction of condemnation and parrot-cries of “racism”, “xenophobia” and “hatred” etc., etc., but conversely they themselves now seem to have no inhibitions about voicing these same criticism and antagonism towards one particular basically White ethnic group – the Jewish people. Their hypocrisy is breath-taking.

Those who were aware of the full facts concerning South Africa’s battle for survival during the 1980s knew that the State of Israel was South Africa’s best and most reliable overseas friend, and that the two civilised Western nations both battling against the evils of international terrorism enjoyed close military, trading, technological and security co-operation. To be sure, there was a small clique on of self-hating Jews such as Joe Slovo and Helen Joseph who sided with the ANC terrorists (as indeed there were probably larger cliques of self-hating Afrikaners and self-hating British-South Africans who did similarly), but the vast majority of Jewish South Africans realised which side they should be on and sided with those who battled for the preservation of civilised rule in South Africa accordingly, as the high number of Jewish people who supported the Conservative Party well illustrates. Is it any wonder therefore that the anti-South Africans of Corbyn’s Labour Party should harbour such hatred for another ethnic group which is proud of its own identity?

One particularly bizarre outcome of Corbyn’s rabid anti-Semitism (or anti-Zionism as he euphemistically calls it – common code for those too cowardly to admit openly their paranoid hatred for the Jewish people as a whole) has been the support which he has been receiving on this issue from David Duke, the leader of one faction of the Ku Klux Klan. Under normal circumstances any person or organisation receiving support from the Ku Klux Klan would immediately be subject to fierce and prolonged condemnation by the united forces of the liberal-left, but in Corbyn’s case there has been hardly a whisper. This of course contrasts starkly with the attacks which our movement received when a false rumour was spread by The Guardian newspaper and other media outlets that one of our early stalwart members, the late and great Bill Binding, had been a member of the Ku Klux Klan (Bill Binding actually never set foot in the United States during his entire life!). Again the hypocrisy is breath-taking.

The desire of the Jewish people in Israel to develop separately from their Palestinian Arab neighbours, and thereby to protect their ancient and distinct culture and religion, is of course quite natural and to be applauded. We realise of course why, given its near universal pariah status, the word “apartheid” is always avoided and objected to, but what is the “two state solution” – which seems to be fully supported by practically all international powers – other than a system of apartheid on a grand scale?

On a similar theme, in his otherwise excellent speech condemning the reprehensible rise of anti-Semitism within Corbyn’s Labour Party, it was most unfortunate that former Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks chose also to condemn Enoch Powell’s prophetic “Rivers of Blood” speech of 1968. Rabbi Sacks should surely ponder that not only did Enoch Powell enlist in the ranks voluntarily to fight against the scourge of anti-Semitic Naziism at the very start of WWII (something which he later described as the single most important act of his life), but also that if his warnings had been heeded then there would not have been the subsequent Islamic invasion into the UK and so the spectre of anti-Semitism would never have been able to rise its ugly head – and in all probability there would therefore never have been any possibility of Jeremy Corbyn becoming Labour leader.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club staged a trip to the British Library last month in order to view a special exhibition being held there about Capt. James Cook entitled “James Cook: The Voyages”. This proved a highly enjoyable and informative trip, and as a result much was learnt about this great British explorer. There were alas a few concessions to “political correctness” in this exhibition, but encouragingly somewhat fewer than have been observed in other similar exhibitions staged in London during recent years. Following the visit to this exhibition the Springbok Club party adjourned to a near-by hostelry for convivial discussions about what they had just seen, and also to plan future Springbok Club activities.

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Unfortunately, as all supporters probably by now know, this year’s planned staging of the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony at its traditional venue in Southrepps, Norfolk, has had to be cancelled. This has been because the necessary repair and refurbishment work at Southrepps Hall has proved to be far more extensive than was originally anticipated. Two important decisions have however been made and agreed upon which will ensure the continuity of this important and inspiring event:-

1) As the repair work at Southrepps Hall will definitely be completed by September 2019, the ceremony will therefore be "back to normal" at its traditional venue from that year onwards. The 2019 event will therefore take place at Southrepps Hall on Sunday 15th September 2019, and this will be the ceremony to be staged in special memory and honour of Peter Sladden. We ask everyone therefore to please diarise this date NOW!.

2) As we believe that it is important for continuity reasons that some form of "Raising of the Flag" ceremony still takes place this year, we are now therefore busily attempting to procure an alternative venue When finalised this event will undoubtedly be somewhat lower-key than normal, and as further planning will of course be required it will therefore we taking place a bit later than the original planned date of 16th September, perhaps in conjunction with the Springbok Club’s annual UDI Day celebration. If anyone can provide or suggest an alternative venue for this year’s event then please let us know. Needless to say, details about the replacement event for 2018 will be included in future editions of the SCN once finalised.

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In October the Springbok Club will be joining forces with the Patriotic Forum in order to stage a belated celebration of Gibraltar Day, which will feature a special tribute to the memory of Les Hompstead (whose obituary appears below). Full details will of course be given in next month’s SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum will be staging a most interesting meeting later this month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Tuesday 18th September 2018

Time : 18.30 hrs for 19.00 hrs

Venue : The Antelope (the upstairs "Snug Room"), 22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8EZ (nearest tube station: Sloane Square).

Guest Speaker : Mr. BOB VINNICOMBE from Sydney, Australia.

Bob Vinnicombe is a long-standing supporter of the Swinton Circle/Patriotic Forum, and has often spoken for us in the past about the current situation in Australia during his regular trips to the UK. His talks have always proved most enthralling and popular, and as many of our supporters have expressed great interest in the recent fascinating Australian Prime Ministerial tussle we have therefore asked him to speak specifically about his first-hand knowledge of what has being going on within Australian governmental circles, and his personal impressions of Scott Morrison.

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As mentioned above, the Patriotic Forum will be joining forces with the Springbok Club in order to hold a belated celebration of Gibraltar Day in October, and in November will be holding a meeting where the guest speaker will be a leading Brexit campaigner with strong US political connections who lectured extensively in the US about the global significance of Britain’s leaving of the EU. The Patriotic Forum also plans to stage a special event to celebrate Falklands Islands Battle Day in December. Further details about all these activities will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.

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MESSAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR ANIMALS

We have recently received the following most uplifting message from the Network for Animals organisation. Although the story itself is very encouraging, the terrible background it portrays still illustrates the disastrous descent into chaos which has taken place in the “new” South Africa. The message reads as follows :-

“A little while ago, we told you the story of Mr. Kindly, Shaygam Newman, who lovingly cares for street dogs in Hangberg, South Africa, a dreadfully poor community of 28,000 people near Cape Town, where dogs’ lives can be horrible, harsh and short.

“Last year, Network for Animals started guiding Shaygam on how to help dogs more effectively. He now feeds and rescues many of the community’s animals.

“It is deadly dangerous work. Grinding poverty and lawlessness mean that riots are commonplace in Hangberg; the area is a base for cruel gangsters who do terrible things to dogs.

“Many of the dogs Shaygam saves faced ending up torn to pieces in dog fighting pits.

“The gangsters see dogs as expendable commodities to be exploited for profit. These horrible people torture dogs, starve them, lock them up in a small cage for months at a time, before throwing them into a pit to be torn to death by dogs trained to do just that.

“Shaygam can’t fight the gangsters alone, so he teaches people kindness to animals and uses every penny he can scrape together to patrol and protect the area’s animals, providing food, love and care. He rescues dogs whenever he can.

“Shaygam is the heart and soul of animal welfare. While accompanying Shaygam on his missions of mercy we came across Bruno, a sick, starving dog. The dog lay in the sand so weak it could barely move. Bruno’s owner tried to chase him away but Shaygam faced her down.

“’If a dog is sick I will help it’ Shaygam explained. ‘It is dangerous, but I don’t think about my safety, I only think about the dogs who need help.’

“Orphaned as a child, Shaygam was so abused by a drunken uncle that he slept on the streets, finding love with the street dogs who kept him warm at night. He swore to repay the dogs, the only creatures who gave him love.

“’I will always be in debt to the dogs who helped me when no one else would,’ Shaygam said.

“Shaygam has a healing gift. He can heal dogs that vets would deem lost causes, almost miraculously turning them into well-adjusted happy dogs.

“Shaygam tries to set a good example and recruits what he calls ‘Shaygam’s crew’, youngsters from the area, who normally would be tempted by gangs to lead a life of crime. He teaches them instead to love and care for animals.

“Mr. Kindly is a good name for Shaygam, and he needs our help. There’s no animal shelter in Hangberg, no vets, no police presence, just squalor, crime and pain for the dogs.

“I am helping Shaygam to make lives better for Hangberg’s dogs, please Alan, if you possibly can, make a generous donation to Network for Animals today so that together we can give the dogs of Hangberg a better life.

“For the animals,

“Brian Davies, Founder”

The Network for Animals organisation can be contacted at: https://networkforanimals.org/

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THE 2018 EUROPEAN ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

There was a time when the European Athletics Championships lived up to its name and was a tournament for Europeans only – a welcome change from the multi-racial hotchpotch which the Athletics section of the Olympic Games, and latterly the World Athletics Championships, have become. Gradually over more recent years the great Colonial powers, particularly France, Great Britain, Portugal and Belgium, began to introduce non-White sporting-mercenaries from their former colonies into their teams however, but even more recently – and this year in particular – this retrograde practice has become even more pronounced, and has spread to practically all Western European teams, even to Switzerland, a country which of course never possessed an overseas Empire! Added to the “plastic Brits” and “plastic Frenchmen” etc. we therefore now have “plastic Swedes”, “plastic Norwegians” – and even “plastic Germans”! In these final days of the “political correctness” era it is probably too early to expect European qualifications to be based upon DNA rather than on residence, but let’s hope that it won’t be too long before we see “like competing against like” in all sporting competition, with the European Athletics Championships once again being what it says it is!

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CZECHOSLOVAKIA

At this year’s Edinburgh Military Tattoo one of the visiting overseas musical acts came from the Czech Republic, and it was announced that their participation was to mark the 100th anniversary of the foundation of their country. But that country was not of course the Czech Republic; it was Czechoslovakia. Although all parts of Czechoslovakia - Bohemia, Moravia and Slovakia - had all been part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for many centuries, they were ethnically and culturally identical, and indeed their languages of Czech and Slovak are in reality simply dialects of each other. The foundation of the Czechoslovakian nation, uniting all north-western Slavs, at the end of WW1 was therefore completely logical. Immediately following the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dismantling of the Iron Curtain certain sinister forces in Europe set about splitting several of the nation states of eastern Europe, not only Czechoslovakia but also Yugoslavia (Greater Serbia) and the Russian Federation. It is furthermore even more sinister to note that the only time when Slovakia was ever a separate country prior to the splitting of Czechoslovakia in January 1993 was when it was a Nazi puppet state during WWII! Most worryingly, however, although Germany was re-united following the collapse of Soviet Communism, plans to continue the splitting of other great European nation-states – this time in Western Europe – were continued by the same mysterious forces. Belgium, our own beloved United Kingdom and more recently Spain have all been subjected to this same insidious threat. Our hope therefore is that in this 100th Anniversary of the foundation of the Czechoslovakian nation that the Czechoslovakian people can initiate plans to re-unite their country – for by so doing they will not only benefit themselves, but will also surely stymie attempts to divide so many other great nations in the Western part of Europe.

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CIRCULAR FROM THE DEMOCRATS AND VETERANS PARTY

We have recently been forwarded this most interesting and thought-provoking circular issued by the Democrats and Veterans Party. It reads as follows :-

“When polled, fewer than 1% of South Africans think that there’s an issue that needs to be addressed with land ownership in South Africa. Pretty much the only people who actually think there’s an issue with the fact of White Afrikaners owning productive farms throughout the country are a) racists and b) corrupt government officials who still covet the enormous wealth that accrued to government officials in Zimbabwe just across the border, when Mugabe successfully confiscated all the best land and farms in the country and handed them out to well-connected government officials.

“Confiscating Land from Law-Abiding Citizens

“So, earlier this week Theresa May visits South Africa, on her very first trip to Africa, and tells the South African president that “Britain” supports the creation of brand new legislation that is about to change the face of South Africa. This legislation states that the government should be permitted to confiscate land from farmers who have broken no laws and who typically employ dozens of workers and, on average, each feed 3,000 of the country’s population; and hand this land over to people who have no experience of running large or medium scale commercial farms, all without any money being paid to the current owner of the farm, or in certain exceptional cases, with just 10% of the estimated value of the farm being paid to the current farm owner.

“Theresa May to Facilitate Theft from South Africans

“Fair-minded Brits would indentify a number of issues with the fact of Theresa May showing public support – allegedly on behalf of the Britain she claims to represent – for state-confiscation of land, especially when considering that within the same conversation she pledged £4 billion of British tax-payer funds to this regime, and predicted a further £4 billion in private foreign investor funds to follow.

“So, what kind of foreign investor watches while a government confiscates attractive commercial assets from business-owners that they have toiled for many years to accumulate and make profitable, and then blithely agrees to themselves invest their own funds into the same country? It is obvious: the only kind of foreign investor that is willing to invest in a country whose state has just confiscated privately owned assets in the very same tradition of Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin and Mugabe, is an investor who knows that he is going to be peculiarly well ‘looked after’ by the incumbent regime. An investor who knows that the machinery of state is now constitutionally facilitated in expropriating assets from the people of the country and transferring these assets into the ownership of a cosy cabal of closely-connected corporations and corrupt bureaucrats.

“What’s About to Happen…

“To anyone who understands anything about Africa, who understands the very obvious sense in which Theresa May is a pliable puppet of Big Business and Big Bureaucracy, it is blatantly obvious what is about to happen:

South Africa’s international reputation is about to be forever destroyed with honest investors.
The ordinary people of South Africa are about to become substantially poorer.
Well-connected bureaucrats and their families are about to become incredibly rich.
Well-connected foreign corporations are about to siphon-off a great deal of the natural wealth that properly belongs to the people of the most mineral-rich nation in Africa, into their offshore bank accounts.

… and all of this is about to be facilitated by you, the decent, hard-working British people, who are about to sponsor this mission with £4 billion of your hard-earned taxes, thanks to a little thing called ‘Representative’ Democracy – which allows the Theresa Mays of this world to make decisions like this on your behalf, completely legally.

“Only Direct Democracy in Britain Can Stop This

“There is only way to stop all of this: join the only viable Direct Democracy party in Britain – a party that wants to destroy corruption, destroy the hypocritical charade of party politics, and take away the right of so called ‘representatives’ in Westminster to defraud the people of Britain while aiding and abetting the naked thievery of developing countries by making decisions that you and I don’t want.

“You have a moral right to decide how you want your taxes spent. Representative democracy is dead. It doesn’t work for the people. It works only for Big Business, the Big Banks and Big Bureaucracy. It’s time everyone in the country started acknowledging this to be so.

“It is the people are sovereign: Parliament is only an approximated proxy for us and one that is no longer fit for purpose in its present configuration. It is the people who should be the final arbiter on important decisions made by our government in our name.

“Please join us today, and begin the fight with us for what is right by sharing this article and encouraging any fair-minded, decent people you know to join us also. There is still hope for Britain and, quite literally, you are it.”

The Democrats and Veterans Party can be contacted at: https://dvparty.uk/

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

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 :-

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​BOOK OFFERS

“FOLLY AND MALICE: THE HABSBURG EMPIRE, THE BALKANS AND THE START OF WORLD WAR ONE”

Copies of this highly-acclaimed book detailing the true causes and origins of WW1 can be ordered at :-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Folly-Malice-Habsburg-Empire-Balkans/dp/0856835137

or

https://www.shepheard-walwyn.co.uk/product/folly-and-malice-habsburg-first-world-war-one/

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“LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at Amazon.com, 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. www.trishjaxon.com

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“ZIMBABWE’S STOLEN PROPERTY”

Zimbabwe’s Stolen Property is a poignant novel by Cliff McIlwaine. This is a dark, painfully sombre book which will bring back dreadful memories to any one associated with Zimbabwe – Black or White – and its bitter past.

Further details are available on the Diadem Books web site which can be accessed at: www.diadembooks.com

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CREST PUBLISHING BOOKS

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: glennallanmacaskill@gmail.com, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: www.crestpublishing.co.za. Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

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"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 www.rhodesianvideos.co.za or write to msasasa@mweb.co.za for more information. UK contact telephone: 07415 753 340.

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‘75 PROUD YEARS: PIONEERS AND PROGRESS OF RHODESIA’

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 :flybuy416@googlemail.com .

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.238 - Mr. DEREK WATTERSON of Durban

Derek Watterson served as a Durban City Councillor for many years, and was also for a while a Natal Provincial Councillor and the Deputy-Mayor of Durban. He was an old-time member of the United Party (UP), but joined the New Republic Party (NRP) when the UP re-branded itself during the 1970s. He was however firmly on the Right-wing of the NRP and fully supported the rights of his fellow White South Africans, opposing most of the Progressive Federal Party (PFP) attempts to integrate public facilities in Durban. He was a great friend and ally of the late, great John Lundie, who of course subsequently left the NRP and affiliated with the Conservative Party of South Africa (CP). It was therefore bizarre and dumbfounding that Derek Watterson’s building company was chosen as a target by a far-Right couple in their bombing campaign against integrated institutions and their backers during the late 1970s. Derek Watterson once spoke to the Durban Parliamentary Debating Society from the “government benches” during the mid-1980s when the Left-wing grouping was “in power”, but his speech proved so inspirational to the CP/HNP “opposition benches” that they gave him a standing ovation, whereas his own PFP/NRP “government bench” members sat in stony-faced silence! Because of his age it is doubtful whether Derek Watterson is still alive, but it would be very interesting to learn whether he ever joined the CP.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITE OF THE MONTH

In the last three editions of the SCN we have featured some most important and enlightening Media Releases from the Transvaal Agricultural Union (South Africa). The TAU (SA) maintain a highly informative bi-lingual web-site, which can be accessed at :-

http://www.tlu.co.za/index.php/af/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

ARTHURIAN LEGEND

Sir,

I have known Alan Harvey for a very long time, and the suggestion by this Arthur Kemp character that he is a liberal is risible [see July SCN – Ed.]. Alan Harvey’s track record speaks for itself, not only editing the SCN but also being editor of South African Patriot in Exile [now The Imperial Patriot of course – Ed.] – hardly publications espousing liberal values! I know very little about this Kemp character, but he seems to be some kind of nutter.

Yours etc.,

H.K.H., Gillingham, Kent, U.K.

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ITALIAN JOB

Sir,

Italian debt to GDP stands at 132%. The Italian government owes 35 thousand Euros per person. That’s six thousand more than what’s owed by the Greek government. GDP in Italy is barely above the level when it joined the Euro in 1999. The ECB has given Italy 600 billion Euros to stop it going bust. Italian banks have already gone bust. The Deutsche Bank is in deep trouble. Clearly the signs are that Italy will soon have to leave the Euro and go back to the Lire as its currency. In order to prevent this the EU will undoubtedly demand that some other member states, including the UK, will have to finance the ECB, Italy, Spain and other EU countries by many billions of Euros.

It is therefore imperative that the UK pulls out of the EU immediately to avoid having to pay horrendous costs to prop up the Euro and the EU. Bob Lyddon in his report published by the Bruges Group points out that the UK's liabilities created by the EU under the heading budgetary “commitments” is 441.1 billion Eurosup until the end of the current MFF (Multiannual Financial Framework) which runs up to the end of 2020. With other financial liabilities Bob Lyddon confirms the grand total under the UK’s current contracts: Category Amount EU/Payments Appropriation 746.0 billion Euros, EU/Commitments Appropriation 441.1 billion Euros, EIB subscribed capital 39.2 billion Euros, ECB subscribed capital 1.5 billion Euros, UK Maximum Possible Loss 1,227.8 billion Euros. That equates to £982 billion. The UK’s national debt is currently £1.560 trillion or 82% of UK GDP’s of £1.902 trillion. A full call on the UK’s contracts by the EU would raise the national debt to £2.542 trillion or 134% of GDP. Over and above that could come the need to render “extraordinary support” to any of the EU organisations listed.

If the Conservative Party enables the EU to demand these payments through not progressing a full and free BREXIT I hope and pray that the Conservative Party will never ever form a UK government again.

Yours etc.,

J.W.H., Salisbury, Wiltshire, U.K.

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OBITUARY

LESLIE ROBERT HOMPSTEAD

It was with great sadness that we learnt last month of the death of Leslie Robert “Les” Hompstead at the age of 96. Les Hompstead may not have been a well known name to the British public at large, but he was even so a great servant and a genuine hero of the British nation and its remaining Empire during the latter half of the last century.

Born at Gillingham in 1921, he alas suffered an illness during his early years which caused lasting damage to his hearing. He was however technically brilliant, and attended Chatham Technical High School (where incidentally he was a member of the school’s South Africa House!) and excelled at electronics. After school he became an apprentice at Chatham Dockyard, but his prowess in electronics soon won him a scholarship to the Royal Naval Training College at Greenwich. Here he wore uniform for the only time during his career, for his hearing impairment meant that he wasn’t able to enlist into the Royal Navy following the outbreak of WWII. Instead he returned to Chatham Dockyard where he continued his service to the Royal Navy which was to last until the end of his working career.

To escape potential bombing disruption the Admiralty moved all their more specialist units from the various dockyards to Bath during WWII, and in spite of his youth Les was considered important enough to be part of this move. From then onwards Bath and its surrounding area became the main home for Les and his growing family. In 1956, however, he was transferred to Hong Kong Dockyard to become Deputy Head of their Electrical Engineering Department. Whilst there the Head of the department retired, so he was promoted to be Head of this department himself – the youngest person ever in its history. Following the reprehensible closure of Hong Kong Dockyard by the MacMillan Government Les was transferred back to Bath, but the growing realisation that his personal and administrative talents extended far beyond electrical engineering meant that in 1967 he was appointed Yard Services Manager at Chatham Dockyard – one of the five leading civilian positions in the yard which entailed overseeing all of its physical infrastructure. From here, in 1970, he was appointed to the top civilian position in Gibraltar Dockyard, a position which entailed, inter alia, negotiating with Gibraltarian trade union officials, who included at one time none other than that good friend of our movement Maurice Xiberras. By all accounts they were both tough negotiators, but they soon formed a close relationship based upon high mutual-respect. After his term of office at Gibraltar Dockyard Les was transferred back to Bath, were he served the final decade of his outstanding career as a leading civil servant in the by then Ministry of Defence (Navy).

But there was more to Les Hompstead than just his spectacular career with the Admiralty/MoD(N) – far, far more! He was s lifelong staunch Methodist, being a stalwart of the local Methodist Church wherever he went. He met his future wife Peggy Norman (a scion of the famous Norman family of the Medway Towns) at a Methodist youth club and they married at Gillingham in 1944. It proved to be an extremely happy and fruitful marriage, and they produced three fine children, Trevor, Joy and Sheila.

Les was also a very rounded man – indeed he could accurately be termed a renaissance man. Although not a trained architect he designed and supervised the building of his new family home in Bath whilst still stationed in Hong Kong, and after having to sell this house when he was appointed elsewhere designed another home in Bath for just Peggy and himself after his children had all married. He was also a keen and talented Lawn Tennis player, and whilst stationed in Gibraltar took up paddle-boating on the Mediterranean. He also became an avid cine-photographer, and built up a phenomenal collection of films including many of historical significance for the era from his times in Hong Kong and Gibraltar. Whilst stationed in Gibraltar he and Peggy played hosts to many of their family members and friends from the UK, and always gave everyone fantastically enjoyable times with detailed and knowledgeable conducted tours around the Rock, and sometimes even trips across the Mediterranean to Morocco. He was furthermore a gifted singer with a majestic tenor voice, and often sung in his church choir wherever he went, even becoming choirmaster for a while when he eventually retired to Trowbridge. Perhaps his most surprising and unique achievement, however, was that he wrote a pantomime which contained roles for all his grandchildren!

But above all Les Hompstead was a firm patriot – and furthermore was an unapologetic Empire and Commonwealth man. He loved his time in Hong Kong, and developed a strong interest in Chinese culture which lasted until the end of his life. He was certain however that it was in the best interests of the Hong Kong Chinese that benign British rule should continue, and was fearful for their future if handed over to the atheist communists. He was likewise supportive of Gibraltar remaining British, as his friendly relationship to that great British-Gibraltarian patriot Maurice Xiberras confirms. He actually maintained many friendships with Gibraltarians who he had got to know, making several trips back to the Rock after he retired, with one such long-distance friendship continuing until the day he died.

The one word which sums up Les best however is “happy”. He always has a smile on his face, and constantly lived life to the full. He was unquestionably a highly intelligent man, as his most successful career clearly demonstrates. His family life was constantly a source of great pride and pleasure to him, and he was always an eternal optimist for the future (in stark contrast to the “moan and groan brigade” who have alas caused so many problems for our movement!). He developed a wide and eclectic circle of friends which bears witness to the true worth of the man. Indeed it seems impossible that he ever made any enemies throughout his life.

Alas his beloved wife Peggy developed Alzheimer’s during the late 1990s, and he devoted the next dozen or so years to caring for her and looking after her well-being. Her end in 2012 was of course a devastating blow to him, but his strong Christian faith saw him through and he lived a further half-dozen years with equal gusto to his previous ninety years. Having moved to a retirement village in Trowbridge he became a well-known personality around the town. He possessed a mobility-scooter during his final years, which by all accounts he constantly drove at a speed far higher than it was actually designed for! Although his end when it came last month was not unexpected, it did come about very quickly – but his mind was as agile and as astute as it had always been.

Les Hompstead was not only a great Briton – he was also a great human-being, and his name and achievements deserve to be known and honoured by a wider audience. Our sincerest condolences are extended to his three children Trevor, Joy and Sheila, his seven grandchildren, his sixteen great-grandchildren – and, if they were only old enough to understand, his four great-great-grandchildren!

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