Tuesday, 13 November 2018

November 2018 Edition.


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!



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.


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.]


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!



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!]


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.


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.



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.



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



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.



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.



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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“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.

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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



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!


"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.



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 .



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.



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 :-






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.




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.




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.




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..



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 :-




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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