Monday, 30 April 2012

April 2012 Edition.


April 2012 edition

When the repulsive "anti-elitism" demonstrator Trenton Oldfield sabotaged this year's University Boat Race he not only ruined 8 months of hard training put in by both university squads, but also spoiled the enjoyment of millions of viewers in the UK and around the world.

Oldfield's kill-joy antics, however, were in reality simply a natural extension of the ultra-left's mindset. To the liberal/left it all starts off with a rejection of racial differences, and then goes on to advocate not only racial "equality" but also sexual and all other forms of "equality", until eventually any natural superiority among individuals is condemned as "elitist". All this, of course, runs counter to all natural experience and observation. Not only are all races and ethnic groups unarguably different from one another, but all individual human beings within each group are unique. The entire glory of life and the basic reason for living, surely, is that we ARE all different, and therefore can all develop differently and aspire to unique goals and ambitions. The ultra-left's ultimate aim, as exemplified by Oldfield's disruption, seems to be an obscene extension of the "prizes for all" equalitarian mentality, where all forms of competition are condemned. The end result would be a dull, boring and meaningless existence, where life simply wouldn't be worth living.

It has often been stated that the political Right tends to be sports-orientated, whereas the political Left tends to be arts-orientated. Although there are undoubtedly many exceptions to this observation (and we know of several people who otherwise fully support the aims and objectives of our movement who bizarrely take no interest in any sport!), on the whole this truism tends to hold good. It is not surprising therefore that the wretched Oldfield should choose that most iconic of sporting events - the University Boat Race - to stage his retrograde "anti-elitism" protest, for in reality his ilk oppose ALL competitive sports!

Previous to this we have heard the shrill cries of the liberal/left objecting to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games being staged in London, citing spurious (and totally inaccurate) grounds of unaffordable costs and the importation of foreign labour for their objections.  Many of the more ultra-leftist critics give the game away by then going on to advocate that all competitors should compete in a neutral Olympic strip rather than in their national colours, and that the Games themselves should be moved to a neutral Athens venue. Their opposition to national differences is therefore crystal-clear for all to see, something which would lead to the Games becoming emasculated and the natural competitive spirit withering away.

The Corinthian aura of the University Boat Race has for long been regarded as modern Britain's "Rite of Spring", being rowed along the Thames with a backdrop of buds and blossoms in view heralding a glorious summer soon to come. This year Britain may have been deprived of this event - but the forthcoming Olympics will more than compensate. In future years, however, the "Rite of Spring" will undoubted be resumed in its full glory, whereas the obnoxious memory of the kill-joy Trenton Oldfield will be consigned to the dustbin of history.



Earlier this month the Springbok Club staged a visit to Eltham Palace in south-east London. This proved to be a most pleasant and enjoyable event, and it was good to be able to welcome back several supporters who alas have been unable to attend Springbok Club functions for the past few years. Eltham Palace was owned by royalty from the reign of King Edward I to that of King Henry VIII - who actually grew up in the Palace. A more specific Southern African connection is that in the early 20th Century Eltham Palace was owned by Stephen and Virginia Courtauld, who subsequently emigrated to become pioneer settlers in Rhodesia.



The Kent Branch of the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to the Rochester Sweeps Festival on Saturday 5th May. This event, which takes place throughout the May Day holiday weekend along Rochester High Street, features Morris Dancers, Folk Musicians and several other displays of traditional culture associated with Rochester's rich history. The Kent Branch trip is planned for the entire afternoon and early evening, but as it will be impossible to predict where the party will be at any particular time it will probably be best to 'phone 07711188430 on arrival to discover where to rendezvous. If traveling by train disembark at Rochester Station, then turn right and cross a major intersection into Rochester High Street.



In June the Springbok Club will be staging a trip to view the Queen's Diamond Jubilee barge procession down the Thames, and in July and August will be organizing parties to view some of the "free" road events taking place at the Olympic Games. In September it is hoped to welcome a most interesting South African guest speaker, and in October a trip is being planned to see the newly restored Cutty Sark at Greenwich. More precise details will be given in future editions of the SCN.



The Swinton Circle staged a most successful, inspiring and well-attended meeting in March, which was addressed by Mr. Rodney Atkinson, the founder of the FreeNations web-site, who gave a most captivating talk under the theme of "The Obnoxious Origins of the European Union and the Repatriation of Powers". Mr. Atkinson expertly exposed the sinister origins of the entire "European Project", particularly the significant part played in it by German interests immediately post-WWII, but more importantly explained his ideas about how the current worrying EU situation could be remedied. More details about his work and views can be found on the FreeNations web-site at:


The Swinton Circle will be holding a most interesting meeting in May, the details of which are as follows :-

Date :  Wednesday 9th May 2012

Time :  assemble from 18.00 hrs onwards, meeting to commence at 19.00 hrs.

Venue: HENNESSY'S (the upstairs function room) 36 Jewry Street, London EC3N 2ET  (nearest tube station: Aldgate [on the Circle Line]. Cross over Aldgate High Street in front of Aldgate Station, turn right and then take the second major turning on the left into Jewry Street. Hennessy's is then on the left).

Guest Speaker :   Dr. RUTH DUDLEY EDWARDS

Ruth Dudley Edwards was born and brought up in Dublin, educated at University College Dublin and Cambridge University and has lived in London for most of her life. She has been a teacher, postgraduate student, marketing executive, civil servant (a Principal in the Department of Industry), and, since 1979, a biographer, historian and freelance journalist and broadcaster. She has a D.Litt from the National University of Ireland and an honorary D.Litt from Queen's University Belfast. She has been Chairwoman of the British Association for Irish Studies and a member of the Executive Committees of the British Irish Association and the Crime Writers' Association and the Management Committee of the Society of Authors.

Her non-fiction books include, Patrick Pearse: the triumph of failure (winner of the National University of Ireland Prize for Historical Research), James Connolly, Victor Gollancz: a biography (winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize), The Pursuit of Reason: The Economist 1943-1993, True Brits: inside the Foreign Office, The Faithful Tribe: an intimate portrait of the loyal institutions (shortlisted for Channel 4/The House Politico's Book of the Year), Newspapermen: Hugh Cudlipp, Cecil King and the glory days of Fleet Street and Aftermath: the Omagh bomb and the families' pursuit of justice (long-listed for the Orwell Prize, winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger for non-fiction).

The targets of her satirical novels include the civil service, gentlemen's clubs, a Cambridge college, the House of Lords, the Church of England, publishing, and literary prizes. Her most recent satirical novel, Murdering Americans (winner of the CrimeFest Last Laugh Award) sent her right-wing bonne viveuse, Baroness Troutbeck, to an Indiana university awash with knee-jerk liberalism, insane political correctness and terrible food. Killing the Emperors, which is about the lunacy surrounding conceptual art, will be published in the autumn.

Donations to the Swinton Circle can now be made via PayPal by accessing the organisation's web-site at:  [Simply 'click' on the line "PayPal = The safer, easier way to pay online" at the bottom of the site's Home Page. If the error message "This content cannot be displayed in a frame" then appears simply 'click' on the line "Open this content in a new window".]


The Swinton Circle also now has a presence on Twitter, on which news about the organisation and policy statements are periodically posted. This can be found on Twitter@SwintonCircle.



New Britain staged a splendid pageant to celebrate St.George's Day on the eve of the day itself earlier this month. There was a very good attendance at this well-organised event, which featured appropriate songs and readings, as well as a brief address from one of the Aldermen of the City of London. Full congratulations are due to Mr. Dennis Delderfield for organizing such a magnificent triumph.



As Saturday 16th June 2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Enoch Powell, a number of patriotic organizations have grouped together under the banner of the Patriotic Forum in order to commemorate this great British statesman and visionary, and the Swinton Circle has been most honoured to be asked to join this grouping.

Most of the details for this event have now been finalized. It will be held at a prestigious central London club, and will consist of a conference under the theme "Was Enoch Right?" during the afternoon, followed by a sumptuous three-course dinner during the evening. The conference will feature four distinguished guest speakers (at least two of whom knew Enoch Powell personally) who will speak on the themes of the four basic core beliefs of Enoch Powell - the free market economic system, opposition to mass immigration, EuroScepticism and full support for Ulster and the Union.

Tickets will be very reasonably priced, so if you would like to receive an official application form to attend this event please e-mail: Needless to say, more precise details will be given in next month's SCN.



David Scobie and Brigitte Rodrigues are organizing a big "Bush-Bash" musical festival featuring not only themselves but also other famous ex-Rhodesian and associated musicians Frazer MacKay, Graham Hall, Kenny Duarte, Guy Halls and Bud Cockcroft. This event, which will be held in aid of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, will take place on Saturday 26th May at Bisley Pavillion, Queens Road, Brookwood, Surrey GU24 ONY.

Members and supporters of the Springbok Club have been specially invited to attend this festival, and we hope that as many as possible will be able to do so. For more details see the "Bush-Bash" web-site at:



The dates of the "free" Olympic events which the Springbok Club plans to organize parties to watch are now known, and are as follows :-

Cycling Time Trials :  Wednesday 1st August (Hampton Court)
Men's 20km Walk :  Saturday 4th August
Women's Marathon :  Sunday 5th August
Men's 50km Walk (morning) and Women's 20km Walk (afternoon) Saturday 11th August
Men's Marathon :  Sunday 12th August
We hope that as many supporters as possible will be able to join us for these events.



We have recently received the following report from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force :-

"A baby elephant was found wandering alone down the Kario/Makuti stretch of road recently with no sign of any other elephants in sight. It is believed that his family may have been frightened off by something as their tracks lead far off into the bush. After spending the whole day with him, Andries Scholtz along with Bryce and Lara Clemence and others organised with National Parks to have him taken to Kariba for the night and the following day, he was taken to Mwanga Lodge just outside Harare where he is being cared for by Gordon and Debbie Putterill. The baby elephant has been named Kunda and Gordon and Debbie desperately need financial assistance to pay for his upkeep. Although he is only 3 weeks old, he will need 30 litres of special milk per day. If anyone is in a position to help, please contact us. Yesterday the ZCTF donated 50kg of milk formula to Kunda and I took a trip out to Mwanga Lodge to deliver the donation.

"Zimbabwe lost 23 rhinos to poachers last year which was a slight improvement on the 30 that were killed in 2010. Whilst the improved figures are encouraging, it is still completely unacceptable for even one rhino to be killed in view of the fact that they are an endangered species. 37 poachers and illegal horn dealers were arrested and a total of 100 rhino were immobilized for ear notching and horn implanting to facilitate individual identification and monitoring in the field. In addition to this, a US based animal protection group, the International Rhino Foundation launched "Operation Stop Poaching Now" to raise funds to equip rangers in Zimbabwe and South Africa with kits to help them track rhino poachers. South Africa suffered much higher losses last year. 440 rhino were killed by poachers which is tragic.

"A fly over Hwange National Park has revealed that there are 3 coal mining developments, 2 adjoining the park and one actually inside the park. The associated building of roads and increased human activity is bound to lead to an increase in poaching as the area is opened up, access becomes easier and there are more people in the area to carry out the poaching and to buy the poached meat. Of even greater concern is the total devastation of large tracts of land in what was previously a wilderness area. It may not be possible to restore the wildlife once the habitat has been destroyed. According to the Park and Wildlife Act, nobody may mine within a national park unless they have a written agreement from the Minister of Environment and Tourism and to date, it has not been established whether and of the 3 mines has such an agreement. In addition to this, before any development takes place, an Environmental Impact Assessment is required. The Provincial Environmental Manager for Matabeleland North and Bulawayo Provinces was not aware of the mining activities taking place, nor was she able to find any record of Environmental Impact Assessments being done. 

"Further to our September 2011 report, the destruction being caused in Chiredzi River Conservancy by land invaders continues unabated. They are cutting down huge ravine hardwood trees at the junction of the Chitora and Mungwezi Rivers. They are cutting everything right down to the river bed and the damage they are causing is permanent. Piles of wood for sale can be seen along the tar road. Poaching is on the increase in all areas remaining with wildlife and the wild elephants are still being threatened. Livestock and people are putting pressure on the remaining wildlife areas. Game fencing is being stolen to make wire snares and as fast as the fences are replaced, they are stolen again. Game guards and workers employed to try and control the situation are being threatened with violence if the poachers' dogs get shot while they are hunting."



The Australian Monarchist League has recently sent us the following interesting circular :-

"Monarchists are beginning to wonder why people bothered to vote in the republic Referendum of 1999 when the Gillard government is treating Australia as though it is a republic and not the constitutional monarchy the people voted for!

"With just a few days to go before the Diamond Jubilee, which is on 6 February 2012, marking the sixtieth Anniversary of the Queen's Accession, Australia is the only country of which the Queen is the monarch not to have announced plans to celebrate what is our first Diamond Jubilee since Federation and only the second Diamond Jubilee in the entire thousand-year history of the monarchy!

"'There are responsibilities to honour one's system of governance', said National Chair of the Australian Monarchist League Philip Benwell. 'People who live in a republic, as in the USA, are expected to honour the office of president. Likewise, those who are under a constitutional monarchy, as in Australia, should honour the monarch, particularly on such an occasion as this.'

"Senator Lundy, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister, has announced that there will be no Diamond Jubilee Medal. She is quoted as saying that 'medals were not part of the Australian honours system' but then what was the Centenary Medal?

"Mr Benwell added: 'Honouring the Queen of Australia has nothing whatsoever to do with the debate on a republic but everything to do with paying tribute to our sovereign head of state who has sought only to serve at the people's will'"

"The Australian Monarchist League has put forward several ways in which the Jubilee can be celebrated at minimal cost, including the planting of sixty trees in each electorate."



Mugabe's a tyrant and cruel,
Also an incompetent fool.
Progressives complain,
But the fact will remain -
They wanted majority rule!



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



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FLAGS etc.

The Springbok Club/ELC now retails Union Flag lapel badges and key-rings, price £2.00 each (plus 20% p&p).

Payments should be made to "The Springbok Club" and sent to: BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK., or via PayPal on the Springbok Club's web-site at

Copies of S.A.Patriot-in-Exile (editions 30 to 36) are still available price R5.00 or 50p each, as well as batches of 50 copies (including copies of the original S.A.Patriot) price R80.00 or £8.00 (plus 20% for p&p.)

Payments should be made to "Patriotic Press" and sent to: BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, UK.



"A POT OF SOUP" by Susan Gordon

This book is ready to order. Included is an A to W on soup and accompaniments. Alongside the recipe guidelines are photographs, illustrations, health tips, plus snippets on the past and London. It is ideally suited for the life styles of students, new cooks, seasoned cooks, those whose time is of the essence, those who do relish time spent in the kitchen and those tending towards a vegetarian diet. There is space to fill in with personal ideas and variations. Please spread the news that this colourful book on enjoyable winter food is now available.

To order please contact Susan direct at to arrange collection or delivery at £12.00 a copy, or forward a cheque for £14.35 made payable to S.Gordon at: 106 Bittacy Rise, Mill Hill, London, NW7 2HL, UK. Alternatively copies may be obtained via (click "bookstore", type "Susan Gordon" in the top box then click "search" and the book appears - no need to register) price with postage is £13.32, or via (new releases) type "A Pot of Soup by Susan Gordon".


"REDNECK P.I." a romantic suspense novel by Trish Jackson.

"Twila's a redneck and proud of it. Harland's a P.I. with a target on his back and a twin brother. An explosive situation!"

Available at in electronic format, and from in print and electronic format.


"LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the B.S.A. Police 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.



ISBN: 978-1-920143-49-7 / paperback / illustrated
Retail price: R250.00, Web-site price: R200.00 + postage

The narrative gives the reader an overview of the history of the White man in southern Africa with detailed emphasis on the Rhodesian story through the life and times of PK van der Byl, one of the major players in a political drama that ended in the accession to power of Robert Mugabe under the auspices of the British government. By his very nature PK was controversial and confrontational. This account is likely to give offence to some because it portrays him as bluntly as he was in real life. Much can be contested about PK van der Byl but few will dispute he was an extremely colourful character with a devilish sense of humour. This memoir covers his life with a full flourish while doing nothing to detract from the seriousness of the international political and military conflict in which he was engaged. The reader will glean new information on a highly controversial subject and emerge with a more sympathetic understanding of what PK van der Byl and his colleagues did and strove for. The human tragedy that has followed the removal from power of Ian Smith and his Rhodesian Front party will almost certainly force the reader to deal with some uncomfortable conclusions, of value to anyone sincere about grappling with the volatile and deeply troubling challenges that confront all Africans today.

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


"BLUE WATCH" by Gwyn Fford-Osborne

Rhodesia, in 1975 and a bloody vicious civil war is at its height. A war between the White minority supported by the Black majority and the ZAPU and ZANU terrorist groups, supported by Zambia and Mozambique. Kensington, a small town in the farming belt has been the subject of several terrorist attacks but with only a small police force for defence, the local T.A. unit having been called up for service on the Zambia border the situation appears grim. Until Iffor Meredith turns up on a pilgrimage to meet up with his wife and son of his old army buddy, recently murdered by terrorists. A deadly ambush on the "Dix" family and his escape from a land mine attack makes Iffor determined to offer resistance of some form or other to the terrorists. His application to join the Rhodesian Army has been accepted and he sets about forming a small militia. With all the fit men already on call up, who can he recruit from. Then he's invited to a darts match at the Moth Club and meets up with the remnants of the town's Fire Brigade, the men considered too old for call up. Blue Watch.

Available from:


"THE SEVEN WATCHMEN" by David Ruppert

A new fascinating novel titled "The Seven Watchmen" by David Ruppert should appeal to South Africans and ex-Rhodesians. It can be ordered from Crest Publishing in South Africa at - or those abroad can buy it directly from David at It's also available on

Glenn MacAskill and Michael Bowery of Crest Publishing have also written three books each. Glenn MacAskill is ex-BSAP Special Branch and still working (as Mugabe has denied him any pension) and Michael Bowery is ex-South African Special Forces. Due to the difficulties confronting White writers in the "new" South Africa they launched Crest Publishing to self-publish their own books, and have been doing this since October 2006. Michael Bowery is author of: "Canham's Run", "The Sligo Piper" and "Kill the President", whilst Glenn MacAskill is author of: "King's Gold", "Crime Lords" and "Of Royal Blood". Special discounts to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!

For more information, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 97910, Petervale, Transvaal, 2151, South Africa, e-mail:, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at:


"THE SAINTS" - DVD versions of the book about the history of the RLI
Now available from Msasa Enterprises. Contact: or UK tel.: 07732 685400.



No.161:  Recent returned SCN subscribers 

We have recently received a surprisingly high number of copies of the SCNs being returned, as evidently the e-mail addresses concerned are no longer recognized. Although we have managed to trace the new e-mail details for many of these supporters, several have alas proved to be untraceable. We hasten to add that as far as we are aware none of the subscribers involved are in any way connected to each other, but if anyone could help us discover the new e-mail addresses for the following people then we would be most grateful :-

Jan Prinsloo from Australia
Annette "Nettie" Strachan, an ex-Rhodesian
Anne Shaw from Queensland, Australia
Julie Brown, an Australian recently living in London
Terry Thomasset who attended Lord Malvern High School at Waterfalls, Rhodesia
Mike Chaddick from Rhodesia
Craig & Tracy Campbell from Australia



This is a ten minute extract from the upcoming documentary movie "War of the Flea" which deals with the White genocide in South Africa, in particular with farm murders.

A quote from the president of the ANC Youth League Julius Malema features prominently, in which he admits that the ANC regime is orchestrating genocide. He says: "If farmers immediately give 80% of their land away to Blacks, farm murders will stop."





I am an "Empire man" who believes that the fall of the British Empire was, along with the rise of Communism and the fall of monarchy, one of the three great catastrophes of the twentieth century. We British are indeed "not angels" but were a lot more angelic than our predecessors or successors. We are not responsible for our ancestors' misdeeds. What we did in Kenya in the 1950s was in response to Mau Mau atrocities; if they hadn't murdered we wouldn't have retaliated and overreacted. How many Hola Camps have there been in Africa since decolonisation?

Yours etc.,

M. Taylor, London, U.K.



We have recently been alerted to an article which keeps on appearing on several sites on the Internet which attacks Gerard Batten MEP (the UKIP MEP for London) for his alleged links with far-Right (i.e. neo-fascist) individuals and organizations. The latest such site where this article appears is at :-

We do not know whether these allegations about Mr. Batten are true or not, and neither do we particularly care. What does concern us, however, is a scurrilous and one-sided comment made thereon about that great South African patriot and martyr Clive Derby-Lewis. This section reads as follows :-

"Lauder-Frost [an alleged associate of Batten] has a history of far-right connections, including with Clive Derby-Lewis who was jailed for life for his role in the murder of the ANC leader Chris Hani."

The first point which must be emphasized here is that Hani wasn't merely an "ANC leader" - he was the leader of the ANC's paramilitary (i.e. terrorist) wing MK, who was therefore directly involved in the terrorist murders of thousands of innocent people of all races in South Africa.

More importantly, however, Clive Derby-Lewis (a former Conservative Party MP - hardly "far" Right therefore!) was only "convicted" at a Stalinist-like show trial conducted by the ANC regime at which no evidence which would stand up in any first-world court was presented. Indeed the seemingly only "evidence" against Clive was that a traitor originally arrested with him turned State's Witness and testified that he had handed him a list of the names and addresses of ANC terrorist leaders. Clive Derby-Lewis was therefore patently innocent of any involvement in Hani's assassination, and his continuing improper imprisonment is therefore one of the more hideous crimes committed by the ANC regime. If the person who wrote this article by any chance ever reads this item then we would ask them to correct this cruel smear against a great and good man.


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