Monday, 14 October 2019

October 2019 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

October 2019 edition

The British people voted decisively to leave the European Union on 23rd June 2016. It was not a narrow result as pro-EU sycophants try to claim, but was by a massive margin of over one and a quarter million! A victory margin of over one and a quarter million is not narrow!

Those who supported the Vote Leave campaign then expected Britain’s withdrawal from the EU to be quick and easy. It turned out, however, that there had to be a formal application by the UK Government to trigger Article 50 (which is the official mechanism for any nation to leave the EU), but for some unfathomable reason the then British Government of Theresa May took over nine months to apply for Article 50, only doing so on 29th March 2017. As there then had to be a statuary further two year delay in order to negotiate terms for withdrawal this meant that Britain was only due to leave the EU on 29th March 2019, i.e. almost three years after the original decision by the British people to leave had been made. In view of all the bureaucratic rigmarole involved this was acceptable – just. Unfortunately, however, the saga didn’t end there. The final exit date was postponed to 12th April 2019, and then to 31st October 2019 – and at the time of writing even this latest planned date doesn’t seem to be totally certain.

So what therefore has been the reason for this delay after delay? We are not conspiracy theorists, and dismiss all of the wacko conspiracy theories which alas abound in the crankier fringes of society with the contempt which they deserve – but we are not talking about a conspiracy theory here. We are talking about a conspiracy fact.

In February 2018 a report appeared in the Daily Telegraph stating that George Soros, the notorious American-based Hungarian financier who had made a multi-billion dollar fortune by currency-speculating on, inter alia, the fall in the value of the pound at the time of the “Black Wednesday” exit from the Exchange Rate Mechanism, was financing and orchestrating a campaign to prevent Brexit happening. He openly stated that he had contributed £400,000 to this campaign to thwart the democratic will of the British people, but the actual amount which he has ploughed into this campaign is believed to be far, far higher.

To call George Soros controversial would be an understatement. He is detested in his native Hungary to such an extent that the governing party in that country used his spectre to demonise the opposition, and then won a massive general election victory as a result. He is also greatly reviled in the United States – and not only by fruitcake conspiracy theorists, but more importantly in mainstream GOP circles.

Events which have happened since Soros’s announcement that he would be bankrolling an anti-Brexit campaign have been sinister in the extreme. Firstly a previously unknown foreign “businesswoman” named Gina Miller mysteriously had the wherewithal to mount a legal challenge to the government’s Brexit preparations in the courts, then massive pro-remain demonstrations occurred in London featuring masses of EU citizens, many of whom had been specially flown in from the continent for the occasion; this was then followed by the defections of several MPs who had been elected as Conservatives under the party’s 2017 Manifesto which promised to enact Brexit, who thereby robbed the Government of its Parliamentary majority, and then finally the unelected High Court took the unprecedented step of making a political decision and thereby over-ruling Government policy.

The hand of George Soros’s wealthy anti-Brexit campaign can of course be seen behind all of these recent most worrying developments. Happily, however, in spite of all the efforts and financial resources of this campaign, they do not appear to have triumphed, for at the time of writing the final enactment of Brexit seems to be unstoppable. When that joyful day arrives and the UK once again obtains complete independence and control over all the laws of the land two important steps must be taken as a matter of urgency. Firstly legislation must be passed to prevent foreigners such as Soros and his puppet Miller from interfering in internal British domestic affairs, and secondly, if the judiciary insists upon taking political decisions, then they must be elected rather than appointed.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club staged a most enjoyable, and indeed inspiring, trip to the annual “Salute to the Forties” festival at Chatham Dockyard last month. This event, which featured musical acts and other attractions with a 1940s theme, proved to be extremely well attended, with many of those in attendance coming dressed in period costume from this most patriotic and optimistic era in Britain’s recent history (and indeed that of all of the Commonwealth Dominions – including of course South Africa and Rhodesia at the time), even though most were of course far too young to have been alive at the time. It was also particularly encouraging to note that practically everyone in attendance seemed to be British, even though the Medway Towns apparently has quite a high immigrant population nowadays. The Springbok Club party managed to make some good and friendly contacts with several of the performing artists, and also remembered their sadly recently deceased member from Sweden, Lars Karnestam, by saying a few words in his honour and toasting his memory.

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The Springbok Club will be holding its annual UDI Day commemoration meeting in mid-November, at which the guest speaker will be a member of the famous 1976 Rhodesia Tour party. More precise details about this event will be given in next month’s edition of the SCN.

Plans are still afoot to obtain another suitable venue whereat to stage the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony later this year, and fuller details will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum held a highly successful trip to Greenwich last month as a belated celebration of Canada Day. The Patriotic Forum party visited several sites in the area associated with General James Wolfe, including St.Alfege’s Church where he is buried, Churchfields and Macartney House where he lived during his youth, and the statue to him which overlooks Greenwich Park. The day culminated at a near-by hostelry where a leading member of the organisation gave a report-back about his recent trip to Newfoundland, detailing the historic places which he visited and emphasizing the friendliness and continuing very British nature of this distinct province of Canada.

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The Patriotic Forum will be holding a special meeting in honour of the memory of the late, great Dennis Delderfield at the end of October, which it is hoped will be take place on Thursday 31st October so that all those in attendance can then go on to join the celebrations in Parliament Square to mark Britain’s anticipated final departure from the European Union – a cause which Dennis Delderfield devoted so much of the final years of his life in trying to achieve.

In December the Patriotic Forum anticipates holding a special meeting at which the guest speaker will be a famous former Conservative MP.

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

Work is now well under way towards the production of the third edition of the re-branded The Imperial Patriot (formerly S.A.Patriot/S.A.Patriot-in-Exile, which will be numbered No.40 for continuity purposes), and it is anticipated that this will be published before the end of the year. Back-copies of the magazine are available price £1.00 each, or £20.00 for a batch of 50 for re-distribution to friends and colleagues. Cheques should be made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K. (Bank account details if you’d prefer to pay by direct bank transfer are available upon request).

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MESSAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR ANIMALS ORGANISATION

We have recently received this following further most harrowing message from the Network for Animals organisation, illustrating yet again the appalling conditions which pertain in the “new” South Africa. It reads as follows :-

“Three times we planned to visit Hillview in South Africa to rescue street dogs. Three times our security company refused to let us go because of the danger from gangsters. On our fourth attempt we made it. Nothing can stop our mission to save animals.

“In 20 nervous minutes, we filled a rescue truck with dogs desperately in need of medical care. We had to leave so many behind.

“Hillview is a squalid settlement of shacks in one of the poorest areas of Cape Town. Until now, dogs have had absolutely no help there, because gangsters use its narrow alleys to hide from police and view any outsider as a threat to be dealt with.

“This was our first visit and with the help of our partner TEARS, we have started to make a difference to the lives of the hundreds of dogs who scavenge for a living there. Everywhere we looked, we saw injured and sick dogs; truthfully, we didn’t see a single healthy animal.

“We rescued a dog who had been run over by a car. We rescued dogs infested with ticks, dogs with mange and hungry, sick dogs. All iin just 20 minutes.

“It was pouring with rain that morning and the dogs were sodden lumps of misery. We hated to leave a single one behind, but we and TEARS have limited budgets, that’s why we earnestly implore you to donate generously to Network for Animals today, so we can extend our work in this terribly poor place, where the need is so great.

“To make things even worse for the animals, (if that is really possible) a devastating fire has swept through the area destroying many shacks. The local council is helping rebuild the dwellings, but we are the only hope for the dogs. All the dogs we rescued are now at the TEARS shelter, a place run by caring volunteers who provide them with food, medicines and love. Hopefully, all these dogs will be adopted and find forever loving homes.

“Network for Animals has been working in South Africa’s shanty towns for several years, doing all we can to help suffering creatures. Our team is tough, but we were shocked by what we saw in Hillview and we simply have to do more for the animals. We need your help. The poor dogs need your help. Please help us by donating generously today.

“For the Animals,

“Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!), founders and CEOs

“P.S. The government says it will take many years to solve Hillview’s problems, but the dogs can’t wait – we must help them today! Please give generously if you possibly can.”

For more details about the Network for Animals organisation, or to make a donation, visit their web-site at: https://networkforanimals.org/

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THE 2019 WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIP

Perhaps in this year more than ever the preponderance of sporting mercenaries taking part in the World Athletics Championship was obvious for all to see. It was no longer only Western European nations with strong colonial histories which have “poached” Black athletes from African countries, but also practically all Western and Central European countries, Arab states from the Gulf, the United States and Canada – and even Japan! It cannot be argued that Negroes do not have a physiological advantage over Whites and Asians when it comes to basic physical abilities such as running, so therefore it is not a “level playing field” to allow Blacks and Whites to compete against each other. We have argued for decades of course that there should be separate sporting competitions for all the different racial groups – as was the case in South Africa up until the 1980s. As “political correctness” declines in influence so we hope that in the not too distant future there will be at least three separate World Athletic Championships for the basic differing racial groups, so that like can compete against like.

As it was, however, it was interesting to note that the “new” South Africa obtained precisely – eh – zero medals this year, thus showing that under the present ANC regime Black sporting success has now sunk to the low levels which White sporting success declined to several years ago. Perhaps the “new” South Africa should therefore start to think about entering a man in a woman’s event in order to obtain some form of success!

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EXCELLENT NEW VIDEO FROM LAUREN SOUTHERN

Most readers will hopefully remember the name of Lauren Southern, the Canadian Internet-journalist who has produced some highly praised YouTube videos highlighting the quasi-genocide campaign currently being enacted against the remaining White population still living in the “new” South Africa, and which we featured in the May and June 2018 and the April 2019 editions of the SCN. We’ve now been informed of a further excellent YouTube video featuring Lauren Southern in which she turns her attention to the threat posed to the whole of the European continent by unchecked mass immigration from the third world. This eye-opening YouTube video, entitled “Borderless”, can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ_fz9EW5Iw

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SACRILEGE AT THE LAST NIGHT OF THE PROMS

The annual “Last Night of the Proms” concert has for long been a rarity among BBC Arts broadcasts (indeed a rarity within Arts circles in general) as its ethos has traditionally been one of pure patriotism. The liberal “arty” establishment has of course for long hated the “Last Night of the Proms” because of its overt patriotism, and following some most praise-worthy displays of EuroScepticism in the “Last Night” audience during the early 1990s, orchestrated by activists from the Campaign for an Independent Britain and New Britain etc., the liberal-left hierarchy within the BBC Arts Department evidently decided to act, and from then onwards ensured that EU flags and those of its various component countries were equally visible on display. This situation continued for the next couple of decades, with a string of EU national flags being strung across the front of the audience being a notorious “red rag to the bull” as far as most patriotic music-lovers were concerned. With the Brexit triumph of 2016 and the extreme set-back which the egalitarian arts establishment thereby suffered, they then evidently looked for an even more objectionable form of sacrilege to enact at the “Last Night” in order to anger patriotic attendees and viewers – and sure enough this year they managed to do just this, for the openly “queer” [her own word] American soprano who they engaged to sing Rule Britannia finished her rendition by sickeningly producing a rainbow flag of the queer movement and then waved it around!

But this was not the end of this year’s “Last Night” manifestations. As reported above, the Springbok Club staged a trip to the “Salute to the Forties” festival at Chatham Dockyard last month, and at the close the days festivities the performers gave their own “Last Night of the Proms” rendition – a hearty singalong of Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory by the assembled artists and audience alike! At this finale there was only one flag seen being waved – the Union Flag! No EU flags, and certainly no hideous queer flag! This of course was the true spirit of the British people asserting itself, and this is the spirit which in post-Brexit Britain will become more and more triumphant, no matter what the egalitarian arts establishment try to do to stop it!

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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 :-

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

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and

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BILTONG AND BOEREWORS

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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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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.251 - Ms. PETER McGOWAN-VAN HEERDEN of Kempton Park

Peter McGowan-van Heerden was a patriotic activist in South Africa during the 1970s, being a early member of the Save Rhodesia Campaign. He was well-known for his spidery hand-writing, which alas often meant that addresses could not be interpreted and his letters were therefore not delivered! As he had British as well as Afrikaner ancestry he became particularly interested in British patriotic politics, and during the early 1970s joined the British National Front (then still an authentic mainstream party). He also however became a good friend of Harold Soref (the Monday Club and very pro-South African Conservative MP) who he met and liaised with during his many trips to South Africa, and followed his advice by leaving the National Front (which by then had been taken over by a clique of neo-fascists) and joining the British Conservative Party instead. Although based in the Transvaal, Peter visited the Save Rhodesia Campaign office in Durban whilst holidaying in the city in 1978, but alas, in spite of clearly being a relatively young man, it became obvious that he was very unwell, and the speculation was that he was suffering from cancer. Sadly very little more was ever heard from Peter McGowan-van Heerden, and it was feared therefore that he must have died shortly thereafter. It would however be very interesting to learn what did actually happen to him, and whether any of his family still survive.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

The magazine New Directions is published by the Forward in Faith organisation, a traditionalist Anglican campaign group: Its informative web-site is well worth visiting, and can be accessed at :-

http://www.forwardinfaith.com

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

GLOBAL RECOGNITION

Sir,

Just letting you know the latest edition of The Imperial Patriot has arrived and what (once again) an edition it is. Thank you for sending it to you. I have been following the situation with Tommy Robinson. It is clear the decision made against him had been planned behind doors, long before his trial. Who are the guilty ones?

As a matter of interest regarding Hong Kong, I had a young chap staying with me with his wife overnight, both Chinese and from Hong Kong. He told me that the older people of the city wish the British never left. I also asked him what do you think of the future of Hong Kong. He answered that he was not confident. An interesting comment and revealing. Wonderful SCN again

Yours etc.,

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

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MARRIAGE PROBLEM

Sir,

I’ve just read the very interesting article “Whatever happened to the three Addington trainee nurses” which appeared in the July Edition of your SCN.

I’ve done some checking, and can’t find any record of “Nutty” ever marrying Jenny – let alone divorcing her. I’ve also heard rumour that he once got into trouble for trying to import some hard-core pornography. If this is true then one wonders what his true motivation was in training to become a gynaecologist!

Yours etc.,

P. Johnstone, Port Shepstone, Natal, South Africa.

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YESTERDAY’S MEN

Sir,

I was interested in the comments on Sir Geoffrey Howe (July SCN – Ed.), as well as Chris Patten! It was Sir Geoffrey Howe who first started "stabbing" Margaret Thatcher "in the back", in a speech in Parliament! As the Shadow Chancellor during the 1970’s, when replying to the 10 minutes slot budget speech of the Labour Chancellor, Dennis Healey, who lectured us by saying, "We need some more national pride", Sir Geoffrey Howe stated, apologetically, that "Of course, we need some more national pride"!

After Dennis Healey went to the IMF for a loan, I heard a very good "nationalistic" response from the so-called "Left wing" Labour Party Cabinet Minister, Tony Benn, at a private Labour Party meeting in Barton Hill in Bristol! "I don't like us having to crawl on our hands and knees to the IMF for a loan. We still have the capacity to defend ourselves"! He stated further, "That's a gut reaction"! I clapped and cheered him from the back! He had a "sheepish" look on his face when we saw each other later, like a "naughty boy" found out!

On a previous occasion, after another meeting, when I wasn't feeling cross with him, like a previous occasion when I gave him a "piece of my mind", I asked him: "How would you react if someone came to you and said that you are a misguided British nationalist who needs to be re-educated and liberated from this oppressive class consciousness"! He looked very upset and replied "We can talk about it next time"! Well, we didn't need to, did we?!!!

Yours etc.,

Alex Knox-Wylie, Bath, Somerset, U.K.

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ULSTER-SOUTH AFRICAN LINKS

In an episode of the BBC4 series “Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History” broadcast on Tuesday 8th October, mention was made of the fact that various Ulster Loyalist paramilitary groups received weapons and ammunition from South African sources during the 1980s in order to defend their communities against Sinn Fein/IRA terrorism. Something which was not mentioned, however, was that the South African “sources” were of an official nature, and that in return Ulster Loyalists were able to supply the South African government of the day with valuable anti-terrorist equipment and knowhow obtained from sympathetic elements in the British security forces.

Such links between South African and Ulster patriots were not surprising of course, for not only were there strong ethnic and religious connections between the two communities, but also because the South African nation at the time faced similar terrorist threats from SF/IRA’s close allies and brother-terrorists, the ANC. As the programme pointed out, however, the arms supplied to the various Loyalist paramilitaries enabled them to defeat the SF/IRA terrorists militarily, and although Ulster’s struggle has still not been completely won, the province still remains an integral part of the United Kingdom as the clear majority of its citizens wish.

There were of course many Ulster Loyalists who visited and indeed emigrated to South Africa and Rhodesia during the 1970s and 1980s in order not only to assist with mutually beneficial liaison and co-operation, but also to fight voluntarily on the frontline in the struggle of their Southern African kith-and-kin for national freedom (and we do not include the rogue John Hiddleston in this category!). For obvious reasons we will not mention the names of any of these true patriots who are still alive, but one leading figure who we had the honour and privilege of knowing personally during his short stay in South Africa was Robin “The Jackal” Jackson, who sadly died in 1998 (see S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.35). Robin Jackson was a true hero of the Ulster cause, who was not afraid to put his life on the line in order to safeguard his country and his people. His stay in South Africa, which also included a trip to South-West Africa, during the early 1980s was relatively short and it is not certain what his precise role was, but it is believed that he offered vital counter-terrorist expertise and personal advice to his Southern African counterparts.

We therefore salute the memory of the brave and dedicated Robin Jackson, and also to all those other courageous Ulstermen who made selfless sacrifices in order to show their solidarity with their Southern African kith-and-kin. It is just a tragedy that those South Africans who they sought to defend and support weren’t prepared to display the same degree of courage and resolve to resist the evils of international terrorism and thus to save their country.

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Monday, 9 September 2019

September 2019 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

September 2019 edition

The offer by United States President Donald Trump to purchase Greenland from Denmark surprised and puzzled a lot of people. There is however a lot of logic behind this attempted move, as Greenland (like Alaska to the west) forms a very strategic position guarding the whole of the North American continent – and Denmark, sadly, has been very remiss in carrying out its duties and responsibilities in this regard.

Although now alas little remembered, Denmark played a small but significant role in the great age of European colonisation during the 18th century. Denmark not only possessed the long-standing Viking-rooted colonies of Greenland and the Faroe Islands, but also claimed the islands of St.Thomas, St.John and St.Croix in the West Indies, where important supplies of sugar and other tropical produce were grown for European markets. In addition Denmark possessed five important fort enclaves along the Gold Coast and surrounding West African coastline, where slaves were obtained to work in its West Indian sugar plantations, and also claimed a number of similar small enclaves around the Indian coastline. It would appear, however, that the Danish people didn’t share the same degree of enthusiasm for the splendours of global Imperialism as most of the other Western European nations did, and as a result Denmark sold all of its West African and Indian enclaves to Britain during the 19th Century, and then finally in 1917 sold its three Caribbean islands to the United States, which then became the U.S.Virgin Islands.

This therefore only left Denmark with its long-standing colonies of Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Sadly, as the 20th Century progressed, Denmark’s interest in these two remaining colonies also faded, and as a result they became more and more neglected. Matters were made far worse of course by Denmark’s retrograde decision to join the EEC (now the EU) in 1974, and as a consequence of this damaging decision interest in her North Atlantic possessions declined even further, with increasing degrees of “Home Rule” being forced upon them which their low population levels couldn’t really cope with.

As Denmark has neglected Greenland so badly since the mistaken decision to join the EEC/EU, is it therefore any wonder that the current forward-looking U.S. administration should wish to take over control of this vast land for its own security reasons? It would be ideal of course if Dexit could follow Brexit, and that as a result Denmark could look afresh towards its remaining colonies (and perhaps even to revive interest in its earlier global possessions from bygone centuries?). If not, however, then perhaps the idea of the U.S. purchasing Greenland would be the best option.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

After an unfortunate two months enforced break, the Springbok Club will be resuming activities with a trip to an exciting festival due to take place at Chatham Dockyard in Kent during the afternoon of Sunday 22nd September. This festival, called “Salute to the Forties”, has become an annual event over recent years, and supporters who have attended in the past report that it proves to be a most enjoyable day out, re-living the spirit of national self-confidence and determination from the WWII wartime era. There is a quite high admission charge of £19.00 per head to attend this festival, but concession rates are available, and a reduced cost if tickets are bought in advance. For more details about the Springbok Club’s visit to this event, or to find out rendezvous arrangements, please ‘phone: 07711188430.

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Plans are still afoot to obtain another suitable venue whereat to stage the annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony later this year, and fuller details will of course be given in future editions of the SCN.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

The Patriotic Forum will be staging its annual Canadian solidarity event a little later than normal this year, and this will take the form of a celebration of the 260th anniversary of the Battle of Quebec with a trip to Greenwich. The details of this event are as follows :-

Date: Sunday 15th September 2019

Rendezvous place : Alongside the Cutty Sark in Greenwich (towards the bow). Nearest station : DLR Cutty Sark.

Rendezvous time : 13.30 hrs for 14.00 hrs.

The day’s activities will consist of a visit to a near-by house which was once the home of Gen. James Wolfe, to be followed by a trip to the Painted Hall of the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich. The day will then finish at a near-by hostelry where Mr. Gary Vincent will give an illustrated talk about the Battle of Quebec, and two members will give brief report-backs on a recent visit to Newfoundland and about the current situation in the Philippines.

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The Patriotic Forum will be holding a special meeting in honour of the memory of the late, great Dennis Delderfield in October. The guest speaker at this event is hoped to be someone who knew Dennis Delderfield well, and who will give a talk under the theme of “Keep the United Kingdom United”, a subject which was always very close to Dennis’s heart. More details about this meeting will be given in next month’s edition of the SCN.

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MESSAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR ANIMALS ORGANISATION

We have recently received the following most harrowing message from the Network for Animals organisation, giving a yet further example of the cruel and uncivilised conditions which now pertain in “Zimbabwe”. It reads as follows :-

“In financially-ruined Zimbabwe, the donkeys of this once flourishing country are suffering almost unbelievable cruelty.

“On a recent visit to MARES, a donkey sanctuary in Bulawayo, our team found four abused creatures collapsed in their harnesses. The ‘owner’ was slashing one poor donkey with a machete (a long-bladed knife/axe). The donkey’s head was gushing with blood from deep wounds. He was so weak he could barely move, but the man didn’t care. He said he was using the donkey to plough a field; the donkey wasn’t working fast enough, so he was going to make the poor creature suffer.

“In a rage the man was hacking the donkey to death!

“The MARES donkey sanctuary is run by Claire Einhorn – a passionate and caring animal lover – who is saving as many of these gentle and loving animals as she possibly can. MARES arrived at the tragic scene in the nick of time and Claire immediately called police, who discovered the donkeys had been stolen, but by this time the crooks had run away.

“Our Network for Animals team helped rescue the donkeys, including the machete victim, whom we renamed Freddie. You will be pleased to know that Freddie is recovering from his wounds and has already found a new home.

“But there are thousands of other donkeys who suffer lives of hell in Zimbabwe. They are worked until they are too weak to move and then left to die.

“When they aren’t being hacked the donkeys are literally being worked to death.

“Donkeys like Merlin, who had been whipped so severely that he collapsed – his owner abandoned him on the side of the road and left him to die. We were shocked to discover that Merlin’s tail had been destroyed by the cart he was pulling. All the skin on his rear end had been worn away and he was bleeding heavily on his flanks.

“We rescued Merlin and provided medical help and food, the gentle creature is making a slow but steady recovery. And, a really nice touch, we’ve even created an artificial tail for him to swat flies away.

“There are 48 donkeys at MARES, many rescued from unspeakable cruelty by people who don’t understand that animals feel pain, just like you and NFA. Our team is helping MARES financially and by providing much-needed medicines. If you donate today, we can give even more assistance. The need is so great that any delay means more dead donkeys, so please donate to Network for Animals right now.

“For the Animals,

“Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!), founders and CEOs

“P.S. there is a desperate need to teach local people how to care for donkeys and for proper harnesses for donkeys pulling carts. Help us supply modern pain-free donkey harnesses and fund critical outreach programs to educate donkey owners about proper care. Please find it in your heart to help and donate to Network for Animals today.”

For more details about the Network for Animals organisation, or to make a donation, visit their web-site at: https://networkforanimals.org/

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ASHES CROWD REACTIONS

The reactions of England supporters to the appearances of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft at matches in the current Ashes series have been unfortunate, though perhaps predictable. Smith, Warner and Bancroft were of course all found guilty of ball-tampering during the Third Test against South Africa (a country not particularly renowned for fairness in sport nowadays) at Cape Town in March 2018. All admitted their guilt, showed genuine remorse, and served lengthy bans as punishment. That should have been the end of the matter, but alas that doesn’t seem to be the case with many England supporters. The constant boo-ing of Steve Smith in particular – undoubtedly Australia’s greatest batsman since Sir Donald Bradman – certainly leaves a nasty taste in the mouth and can only be considered as extremely bad sportsmanship. Hopefully therefore it will all shortly cease.

These reactions should however be compared poignantly to the actions of the ground authorities at Old Trafford who ejected two Australia supporters who evidently shouted out derogative comments at Jofra Archer, the West Indian-born England fast-bowler, specifically questioning what passport he carried. Jofra Archer is unquestionably a great fast bowler, and appears also to be a very decent and affable person (as his actions in returning the beach-ball confirm!), but the fact remains that he is a West Indian (specifically a Barbadian) and not an Englishman, and that it is therefore immoral for the English authorities to “steal” him from the West Indies, particularly at a time when West Indian Cricket is going through the doldrums. There are many England supporters – as well as Australian supporters – who therefore question his right to play for England.

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WHY CONSERVATIVES SHOULD STOP GIVING TO ARTS ORGANISATIONS

A supporter from the United States has recently informed us about a most interesting article in the on-line publication The Federalist which makes the case for stopping all public funding to the arts. It can be accessed at :-

https://thefederalist.com/2019/06/10/conservatives-stop-giving-arts-organizations/

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LUNACY IN THE “NEW” SOUTH AFRICA

Those with long memories may well remember a joke organisation which operated in South Africa shortly before the surrender of the country to the ANC terrorists called the AWB. All those in the know were fully aware that this absurd outfit had been deliberately established by the sell-out NP Government in order to divide and discredit authentic opposition to their treason plans – and they certainly did their job well, as through their pantomime antics and anti-English rhetoric they drove away English-speaking voters from the “No” camp in their tens-of-thousands at the time of the vital 1992 Referendum. That seemed to be the end of this phony outfit, and indeed the subsequent death of their leader, a clown-like character named Terre’Blanche, who was bludgeoned to death by two of his young Black farm-labourers after he refused to pay them what they were asking for performing sexual favours on him, proved to everyone just what an unsavoury organisation they actually were!

After all the exposures about their phony nature and the revelations of the perverted proclivities of their “great leader” one would have thought that this irrelevant outfit would never be heard of again – but no, for we have recently learnt that a small group of fools have sought to resurrect the AWB name (in Durban of all places!), in spite of the fact that the ANC terrorist regime has now been firmly entrenched in power for 25 years! By all accounts this lunatic grouping is led by a fantasist who styles himself a “General” - although searches of official records have shown that nobody of his name ever held such rank in either the SADF/SANDF or the SAP/SAPS. Quite clearly this man is delusional therefore, and is acting like a little schoolboy in the playground saying “Let’s play soldiers – I’ll be the general”! But this character seems to be not just a fantasist, but also a con-man, for evidently he has somehow managed to persuade a well-meaning but tragically naïve colleague to “loan” him his car, thus leaving the poor naïve fellow with no vehicle of his own!

We have considered it best not to name the two individuals involved in order to protect the poor naïve victim, but we hope that – despite all their incompetence – the “new” South African Police Service will shortly investigate the con-merchant concerned, and put him behind bars where he belongs!

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PETITION TO OPPOSE AN AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

As we observed in last month’s edition of the SCN, although we are basically very supportive of Mr.Boris Johnson’s new UK Government, we do however have a few worries and concerns. One of the most important of these involves his proposed amnesty for all illegal immigrants who have been in the UK for more than 15 years. A petition has now been initiated asking the Government to rule out any prospect of granting such an amnesty, and this can be accessed and signed at :-

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/266925

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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 :-

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

http://www.bellemodel.biz/uruguay/uruguay.php?id=uruguay_from_springbk

and

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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

“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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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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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.250 - Ms. ALLISON BENNETT of Durban

The one-time Allison Bennett (alas we don’t know what surname she currently uses) was Durban-born and an exceptional beauty with a mischievous sense of humour, though alas she evidently had a very troubled childhood. She married Mike Bennett (see “Where are they now?” section of the April 2007 SCN) around 1980, and soon afterwards they moved to Ontario, Canada. As they couldn’t settle there and the marriage evidently hit problems they returned to South Africa a few years later, but alas their marriage problems continued and they divorced shortly thereafter. Allison was last seen with a soccer referee at a Natal Sunday League match around 1988, and it is believed that she married this referee. It would however be very interesting to learn what then became of her.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

“Ye Matthew Legacy” is a most fascinating museum in Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada, which charts the history of John Cabot’s voyage of discovery on the commission of King Henry VII in 1497, and which contains a full-size replica of Cabot’s ship The Matthew. This museum is well worth a visit, but it also runs a very informative web-site which can be accessed at :-

http://thematthew.ca/

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A GREAT ONE REMEMBERED

Sir,

The August SCN received safely thanks. Another superb issue.

Malcolm Nash was very much so a great player, and even better his over against the negro Sobers wasn’t mentioned!

Yours etc.,

David Warner, Dover, Kent, U.K.

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OBITUARY

LARS EDVARD KARNESTAM

It was with great shock and sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Lars Karnestam from skin cancer at the tragically early age of only 55. Lars Karnestam was a great Swedish patriot and a good friend of our movement. He was a founding member of the BSS (“Keep Sweden Swedish”) organisation in 1979 (see S.A.Patriot No.22), and was also a founding member of the Swedish Democrats in 1988, the political party which grew out of the BSS organisation, and which performed extremely well at the 2018 Swedish General Election, emerging in third place with 62 seats.

But Lars Karnestam was more than just a Swedish patriot, he was a Swedish Imperial patriot. He took great pride in Sweden’s expansionist Viking history, broadcasting regularly on the subject for Radio Ragnarok. More significantly, however, Lars studied Sweden’s colonial history during the glorious age of global European colonisation in great depth, and identified far more Swedish overseas colonies from over the years than is usually accepted – well into the teens in fact. In this regard Lars was strongly motivated by his great love for the United Kingdom and the British people, and by his admiration for the achievements of the British Empire. He visited Hong Kong in 1997 just prior to its sell-out to the Communist Chinese, more because of his determination to witness the manifestations of British Imperial life than by any desire to experience Chinese culture. His favourite drinks were also influenced by his affection for British colonialism, namely tea and Bombay Sapphire Gin – which of course features a picture of Queen Victoria on its label!

Lars also took a great interest in South Africa, visiting the country several times during the final decade of civilised rule there. His main motivation in this was again his admiration for the British Empire, as he recognized the fact that British-South Africans as well as Afrikaners would suffer terribly if the ANC terrorists gained power, so therefore wanted to do his best to help his fellow-Whites from both language groups. When he returned to Sweden he furthermore took a courageous direct action against the ANC office in Stockholm. Although from overseas, he soon realised that the absurd AWB outfit was completely phony (see article “Lunacy in the ‘new’ South Africa” above) and treated it with complete contempt – even though so many Afrikaners sadly failed to recognize this patently obvious fact. He spoke at meetings of the Patriotic Forum (mark 1) in Durban on two different occasions, and his talks about the BSS and Swedish-South African friendship received glowing accolades both times. He also spoke at a meeting of the then recently-founded Springbok Club in London during the late-1990s, and again his talk was very well received. Following this meeting he accepted the position as the Springbok Club’s Scandinavian co-ordinator, but alas his failing health meant that he was never really able to do justice to this position as was hoped.

Lars Karnestam will always be fondly remembered with great respect by our movement, and our love and admiration for the Swedish people and nation will always be remain as a result. His living memorial will undoubtedly be the phenomenal success of the Swedish Democrats party which he helped to found, and it is to be hoped that out of their growth a new generation of Swedes will emerge full of the same Imperial vision and friendship towards Britain as Lars always radiated. Our sincerest sympathies are expressed to his family and to all his colleagues.

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Monday, 19 August 2019

August 2019 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

August 2019 edition

The election of Mr. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson as Leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party, and thereby the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, initially brought us great joy and excitement. Mr. Johnson, after all, had been in the forefront of the “Vote Leave” campaign during the 2016 EU Referendum, and had furthermore been forthright in his opposition to former Prime Minister Theresa May’s flawed withdrawal deal, which aimed at leaving the EU with certain unacceptable provisions. In addition he seemed to embody an optimistic “can do” spirit for Britain’s future once freed from EU entrapment – a positive vision which mirrored our own forward-looking ideals exemplified by our movement’s motto of “Out of Europe and into the World”.

Alas, however, very shortly after he ascended to the Premiership Mr. Johnson took a number of steps which have given rise to great concern. Firstly there was the composition of his first cabinet, which incredibly included six non-Whites (i.e. non-Britons) out of a total of 33. This therefore represents a percentage figure of just over 18%, which as the current non-White population of the UK is estimated to be only between 6 and 7% means that they are far over-represented – even if we are to accept that any such foreigners are entitled to sit in the British Cabinet in the first place!

Secondly there has been Mr. Johnson’s announcement that he plans to extend an amnesty to illegal immigrants who have been in the UK for a certain length of time undetected, and who have not committed any crimes. Even with these provisos we believe that this proposal is completely unacceptable. The British Isles are already far too over-populated from an environmental standpoint, but surely it is the duty of any genuinely patriotic Prime Minister to initiate a policy of speedy repatriation for those non-Whites currently living in the country, not to allow yet more to settle here! We wonder therefore what Mr. Johnson’s agenda really is?

Thirdly we have recently been alerted to a video made by Mr. Johnson in which he sends his greeting to all Muslims around the globe on the occasion of their holy festival of Eid. Nothing wrong with this in itself of course – but in the course of this video he repeats the inaccurate propaganda figure claimed by expansionist Mohammedans that there are currently some 3.3 million Muslims residing in the UK. The true number is of course less than half this figure, so again we are therefore left wondering what Mr. Johnson’s agenda is, as he appears to be exaggerating Islamic numbers out of all proportion in order to justify their demands for more funding and influence than their true size actually merits.

Mr. Johnson ascended to the Premiership with high hopes and enthusiasm from the bulk of the British people, but alas he has quickly forfeited much of this initial goodwill. We believe however that it is best not to “rock the boat” prior to October 31st and the UK’s final exit from the hated EU. After that has happened, however, then the next important political battleground for all true patriots to campaign on must surely be to halt non-White immigration entirely and – perhaps more importantly – to initiate an effective policy of repatriation for those already here. If Mr. Johnson hasn’t by then reversed his initial appalling policy measures as detailed above then his tenancy in Downing Street is likely to be very, very short.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

Alas the Springbok Club has encountered two unfortunate unavoidable problems concerning planned guest speakers over the past few months, and as a result has not been able to stage events during both July and August. Firstly the planned guest speaker for July had to return to South Africa both suddenly and unexpectedly – though happily he anticipates returning to the UK in a few months time when he still plans to speak for the organisation. Far more tragically, however, we recently learnt that the planned guest speaker for the organisation’s annual “Rhodes & Founders” commemoration meeting, Mr. John Oliver, had sadly died. We had only first met John Oliver at last year’s “Raising of the Flag” ceremony in Bath, but were extremely impressed with him. He had been a candidate for the Rhodesian Action Party at the 1977 Rhodesian General Election, and had promised to give a talk about the history and policies of this party at this year’s “Rhodes & Founders” meeting, an event which therefore promised to be extremely interesting and enlightening. Now tragically this will never be. Our sincerest condolences are of course extended to John’s widow Thorley.

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Alas also it seems as if the refurbishment of Southrepps Hall will not be completed in time for it to stage this year’s annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony, and as other commitments mean that the alternative venue which was found in Bath for last year’s event will not be available either it means that we are now searching for another suitable venue containing an outdoors flag-pole. We take our promise to Peter Sladden that we would ensure the continuation of this important ceremony for posterity seriously, so are therefore determined to find another alternative venue. If anyone can help in any way in this regard then please let us know. In view of the fact that it seems highly unlikely that this event will be able to take place in September this year the Springbok Club is therefore planning another activity in the form of a visit to an event of historic and cultural interest towards the end of September.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

As mentioned in last month’s SCN, as it’s been discovered that this year marks the 260th anniversary of the Battle of Quebec, the Patriotic Forum has therefore decided to stage its annual Canadian solidarity celebration near to the anniversary of this battle on Sunday 15th September this year, rather than holding its usual Canada Day celebration. At this event a leading official in the organisation will be giving a report-back on his recent trip to Canada, during which he visited some historically significant sites there..

The Patriotic Forum is still intending to stage a special meeting in honour of the memory of the late, great Dennis Delderfield in the near future, though this will now probably take place in October. The guest speaker at this event will be someone who knew Dennis Delderfield well, and who will give a talk under the theme of “Keep the United Kingdom United”, a subject which was always very close to Dennis’s heart. More details about both these events will be given in next month’s edition of the SCN.

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MESSAGE FROM THE SANWILD WILDLIFE SANCTUARY

We have recently received the following important message from the SanWild Wildlife Sanctuary. It reads as follows :-

“Dear fans and supporters of SanWild,

”We would like to thank each and everyone that has helped us so far to sponsor our very imported Counter Poaching Team. Without you we simply won’t be able to afford them and keep our wildlife safe, especially our rhinos.

”With your helped we raised enough funds to carry them the last two months but we are still in urgent need of your help to keep the feet on the ground and help our CPU team to keep on doing what they do so well, and that is protect our wildlife.

“If you could spare a donation, no matter how small we will really really appreciate it. Their running costs at this stage is about R6,500 per ranger, per month. We also supply them with diesel, food, and clothes as well as medical bills.

”Thank you again to everyone that has supported us thus far, be it by just sharing, a donation or just words of encouragement!

“Lots of love to you all,

”Lizel Kachelhoffer

”Trustee and daughter of the late Louise Joubert”

To contact the Sanwild Wildlife Sanctuary either e-mail: lizel@sanwild.org or visit their web-site at: www.sanwild.org

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THE RESULT OF THE 2019 CRICKET WORLD CUP

As was widely predicted, the 2019 Cricket World Cup took a long time to excite the public imagination, and this delay was undoubtedly because it was not a truly World Cup. Only 10 countries took part in the finals, and of these only one was from the continent of Europe – this in spite of the fact that the finals took place in England-and-Wales! When the public imagination had been aroused, however, there quickly proved to be substantial widespread interest, and the final few matches of the tournament certainly provided some exciting results.

The final in particular, which was between England and New Zealand, produced a truly mesmerizing match, with England eventually being declared the winners. Sadly, however, there were several debatable decisions made in relation to this match which badly marred the result, which initially ended in a tie. Firstly there was as apparently incorrect extra run added to the England total during an overthrow incident during the final overs (and certainly the law concerning runs credited as a result of overthrows needs to be reviewed and clarified). More importantly, however, it had earlier been decided that if the totals after 50 overs were tied than a “super over” (previously only a T20 concept) should be enacted, rather than then deciding the match on the least number of wickets lost – as had been the case in previous competitions. If this had still been the case then New Zealand would have been declared the winners. Finally, even after the “super over” was tied it was revealed that the match would then be decided on the most number of boundaries scored – something which few people, including many of the players, were previously unaware of. In view of all these most unsatisfactory decisions the best idea must surely be to agree to arrange a re-play – with all the extra public excitement and revenue for the MCC which this would provide!

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HORRIFIC MURDER IN THE “NEW” SOUTH AFRICA

It was with great sadness and outrage that we recently learnt of the brutal murder of Annette Kennealy. Annette was a farmer and a farm-protection activist in the Far North Transvaal, and was also a good FaceBook friend of this current writer. A full report about her terrible murder can be found at :-

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/0/true-story-single-mother-beaten-death-south-african-home/

It was most interesting to note, of course, that this horrific murder was not carried out by any of the genocidal terrorists of the ANC or EFF murder-gangs, but rather by a “trusted” Black farm worker. Annette’s determination not to be driven from the land which was rightfully hers and to help protest her neighbours and fellow-countrymen-and-women was of course admirable, but alas, given the realities of the “new” South Africa, was doomed to failure. We have advocated for the past 25 years that there is absolutely no future for Whites in South Africa under the current dispensation, and that all Whites should leave the country as quickly as possible and by whatever means is possible and to join the resistance movement “in exile”. Annette’s tragic death only confirms that what we have been saying for the past 25 years has been correct. Our heartfelt sympathies are of course extended to Annette’s daughters, mother, extended family and friends.

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CANADIAN PRO-SOUTH AFRICAN DEMONSTRATION

In last month’s SCN we advertised a pro-South African vigil and demonstration which was to take place in Ottawa, Canada, co-ordinated by the National Citizens Alliance. A YouTube video has now been placed on-line about this vigil and demonstration, which can be viewed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq-t66l835c

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WARNING ABOUT SINISTER ON-LINE PETITIONING SITE

We have recently been alerted to an on-line protest and petitioning organisation calling itself “38 Degrees”, which claims to be politically neutral and supporting all sorts of good and respectable causes. A closer examination of the campaigns which this web-service provides a platform for shows that far from being neutral it is in reality a propaganda vehicle for far-left outfits, some of which can only be described as subversive. An even greater cause for concern about this sinister organisation is that it not only refuses to allow petitions of a moral or patriotic nature to appear on its distribution list, but it also circulates unsolicited postings of an objectionable nature to all e-mail addresses which it manages to get hold of. We therefore warn readers to be extremely wary of this poisonous petitioning site, and if possible to protest to the relevant Internet authorities about its vile nature, and the fact that it infringes Internet etiquette by posting unsolicited circulars.

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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/uruguay/uruguay.php?id=uruguay_from_springbk

and

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

“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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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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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.249 - Mr. ANDY PAINE of Gravesend

The Patriotic Forum’s recent trip to Gravesend and the great sadness expressed at the news of the death of Harry Tuff, reminded us of another British patriot who was active in Gravesend during the 1970s, namely Andy Paine (his surname may have been spelt Payne). Andy was a good friend and colleague of Harry Tuff at this time, and indeed acted as his de facto 2-i-c in the Gravesend Branch of the National Party of the UK. Alas when we re-made contact with Harry Tuff during the mid-1990s he told us that Andy had apparently married and moved away from the area, and that he had unfortunately lost contact with him. It would however be good to learn what has become of him.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

A short while ago we were informed about a most praise-worthy film made in the United States during the 1950s which warned teenaged boys about the insidious dangers posed by predatory homosexuals. Titled “Boys Beware”, this film has now been placed on YouTube, and in spite of its age the warnings which this film contains alas still seem to apply today. It therefore warrants wider distribution among youngsters of today – and perhaps the authorities should also seriously consider commissioning a more up-to-date version. It can be accessed at :-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmqNiFJyI28

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

POLLS APART

Sir,

The results yesterday from the general election here in Australia was indeed a surprise to ALL. It does show once again, how wrong polls can be. The latest gave Labor 52 per cent with Liberal 48 per cent, and the exact opposite happened.

Yours etc.,

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

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OBITUARY

MALCOLM ANDREW NASH

It was with much sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Malcolm Nash, the Glamorgan left-arm medium-paced bowler. Malcolm Nash was born in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, in 1945. His prowess for his local Cricket club soon brought him to the attention of Glamorgan CCC, for whom he played from 1966 until 1983.

He was part of the undefeated Glamorgan team which won the County Championship in 1969, being their leading wicket-taker that season capturing 71 wickets at an average of 18.98. In total he took 993 first-class wickets for Glamorgan at an average of 25.87, and made 7,103 runs, with a highest score of 130 made against Surrey in 1976. His best innings bowling figures were 9 for 56 against Hampshire in 1975 (the tenth wicket being a run out!) He also captained Glamorgan during the 1980 and 1981 seasons, and took a total of 148 first-class catches during his career. After retiring from the first-class game he played Minor Counties Cricket for both Wales MC and Shropshire, before embarking upon a successful coaching career on both sides of the Atlantic.

Malcolm Nash was also a good friend of South Africa, and was a close colleague and confidant of Graham Evans (see “Where are they now?” section of the May 2014 SCN), and indeed worked for his British Southern African Association during the closed-seasons whilst the organisation still functioned.

Our sincerest condolences are extended to his widow and daughter, and to the rest of his family and friends.

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Monday, 15 July 2019

July 2019 Edition.

SPRINGBOK CYBER NEWSLETTER

July 2019 edition

That period between the end of WWII and the turn of the Millennium will probably go down in history as the worst and weakest era in Western history. It was a period marked by colonial abdication, diminishing self-confidence and the sell-out of the West’s own people. Nowhere was this betrayal of our Western (specifically British) kith-and-kin better illustrated than with the lack of support shown by successive British and other Western establishments towards their own people battling against the evils of Communist-backed terrorism in Rhodesia and South Africa.

But it was not only our own White kith-and-kin who were betrayed and stabbed-in-the back during this bleak era of global abdication of power, As was detailed in S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.35, the people of Hong Kong were also sold-out to the tender mercies of the Communist Chinese during the final years of this sorry period The main instigator of Britain’s weak and visionless surrender of Hong Kong was of course Sir Geoffrey Howe – surely a man who personified this sickening era of lack of self-confidence and quest for a “managed decline” worse than anyone else. The final hand-over however was carried out by Chris Patten, a man with sinister international affiliations which have probably been the main driving force behind the West’s increasing weakness.

As also noted in S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.35 however, there was tremendous opposition among native Hong Kongers to Britain’s abandonment of their colony. Opinion polls showed that over 70% of the population opposed the hand-over to the Communist Chinese, and Kowloon was festooned with wall graffiti saying such things as “Long Live British Martial Rule” and “God Save the Queen, the Royal Armoured Corps and British Forces”. Now, some 20 years after the sell-out of Hong Kong, all the nightmarish predictions about Communist Chinese rule have been proved correct – but as a result the Hong Kong people have shown remarkable resistance, resolve and courage, with well over half of the territory’s population taking to the streets in protest against new legislation allowing extradition to mainland China. These protests have furthermore become increasingly about far more than just opposition to this extradition legislation, and have crystallised into calls for total Hong Kong independence. Undoubtedly the most encouraging factor about these protest demonstrations has of course been the proud display of the Hong Kong colonial flag as the symbol of resistance to Communist rule!

We of course express our complete and utter solidarity with the Hong Kong people in their current struggle against Communist oppression. The kow-towing Sir Geoffrey Howe is now of course dead, but Chris Patten should surely now be brought to account for the part which he played in the cowardly surrender of the colony. We furthermore call for British government support for the aspirations of Hong Kong independence, with a warm welcome being extended to the territory to re-join the Commonwealth when this comes about. Bullies always tend to back-away when confronted with defiant opposition, and so we therefore also call for massive Western military and naval deployment in the area in order to place pressure on the Communist regime in Peking to allow Hong Kong to go its own way.

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SPRINGBOK CLUB NEWS

The Springbok Club staged a most enjoyable trip to the Isle of Dog’s last month, to visit the site where Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s greatest construction, the massive steamship S.S.Great Eastern, was built and launched. This trip was followed by a most fascinating PowerPoint demonstration in a near-by convivial hostelry, which told not only about the history of the building and mercantile career of the S.S.Great Eastern, but also recounted the mysterious rumour about the Curse of the Hope Diamond!

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In view of the fact that the scheduled guest speaker for this year’s annual Rhodes & Founders meeting will be out of the country for most of July, this event has therefore now been postponed until August. The annual “Raising of the Flag” ceremony is still anticipated to take place in September, with the planned meeting to be addressed by a prominent South African journalist now planned for later during the year.

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PATRIOTIC FORUM NEWS

In order to celebrate Empire Day, albeit rather belatedly, the Patriotic Forum staged a trip to Gravesend last month, in order to visit many of the town’s historical attractions. In particular this trip focused upon several sites associated with Gen.Charles George Gordon (“Gordon of Khartoum”) who had been stationed for several years in the town as the Royal Engineers’ commanding officer, where he supervised the strengthening and re-construction of the town’s New Tavern Fort. As well as visiting the New Tavern Fort itself the Patriotic Forum party also visited the Gordon Gardens, in which stands a massive statue to Gen.Gordon. The trip concluded at the Bat & Ball pub next to the Bat & Ball Cricket Ground, which is not only a historic venue in itself, but was also a favourite stomping-ground of the late and great Harry Tuff (see obituary in the June 2019 SCN). A few words were said about the life and achievements of Harry Tuff there, which were followed by a toast in honour of his memory.

[ One of the other interesting sights seen in Gravesend was a statue to Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji, a brave and heroic Sikh from Simla in the Punjab who had volunteered for the RAF during WWII, wherein he qualified as a fighter pilot and then served in both the European and Far Eastern theatres of operation. For some unknown reason Mahinder Singh Pujji chose not to return to his native Punjab after the conflict was over, but settled in Gravesend – hence the fact that his statue is now situated there. Like most British towns which currently have a significant non-White immigrant population there is widespread resentment towards non-Whites in Gravesend, and as a result this statue to this brave man is apparently not appreciated as much as it should be. Would it therefore not be a good idea to move this statue of this heroic Sikh to his native Punjab, where it would undoubtedly be respected far more? In its place perhaps a statue could be erected to a great Gravesend-born hero and patriot – Harry Tuff.]

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As it has been discovered that this year marks the 260th anniversary of the Battle of Quebec, the Patriotic Forum has therefore decided to stage its annual Canadian solidarity celebration on the anniversary of this battle in September this year, rather than holding its usual Canada Day celebration. The Patriotic Forum will however still be holding a special meeting in honour of the memory of the late, great Dennis Delderfield on the anniversary of his birth in August, when the guest speaker will be someone who knew him well who will give a talk under the theme of “Keep the United Kingdom United”, a subject which was always close to Dennis’s heart. More details about both these events will be given in future editions of the SCN.

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THE IMPERIAL PATRIOT

Work on the third edition (which will be numbered No.40 for continuity purposes) of the re-branded The Imperial Patriot (formerly S.A.Patriot/S.A.Patriot-in-Exile) has now commenced, and it is hoped that it will be published before the end of the year. We have however been slightly concerned by the lack of acknowledgements of receipt which we have received from overseas subscribers to the second edition, which were all posted well over a month ago now – with one subscriber from Australia even telling us that his copy had been intercepted by Australian Customs. If you are an overseas subscriber and have not yet received your copy, or have experienced any similar problems, please let us know.

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MESSAGE FROM THE NETWORK FOR ANIMALS ORGANISATION

We have recently received the following harrowing but most revealing message confirming the ongoing and systematic cruelty to animals which is occurring in the “new” South Africa from the Network for Animals organisation. It reads as follows :-

“We have told you before about our fight to stop 50 donkeys being slaughtered. This is an important and urgent UPDATE! We’ve managed to save 28. But 22 are still in peril

“The 50 donkeys who live in South Africa, were saved from the Chinese-led donkey genocide that is sweeping Africa. Jonno Sherwin, a kind-hearted South African outbid a Chinese syndicate that wanted to illegally slaughter the donkeys and send their skins to China to be boiled down for use in phony medicine.

“Now, we are in a race against the clock! Jonno doesn’t have the money to feed and care for them so we have to find new, safe homes for them. Thanks to the support of people like you, 28 donkeys have found new forever homes! We saved all 50 of the donkeys from being skinned alive.

“We have helped more than half of them find homes. We can’t let the remaining 22 be led to their death now!

“Donkeys are being wiped out in Africa by insatiable demand for their skins. African people use donkeys as transport in tasks such as water carrying. Uneducated rural people are easily persuaded to sell their animals by Chinese buyers who offer hard cash. They don’t realize that in Africa, donkeys are worth more alive than dead because in places of poor roads and poverty, donkeys offer tremendous support to local communities.

“If people won’t sell their donkeys, the Chinese arrange for them to be stolen. Then the poor creatures are led into the bush where men, often drunk, wait to slaughter them. First, they are clubbed and when they fall to the ground, they are skinned alive. Yes, that’s the level of barbarism we are dealing with here.

“The Doomsday Clock is still ticking… …for 22 gentle donkeys who could have ended up skinned alive without our help!

“We are fighting for the doomed donkeys and are desperately trying to raise the funds to keep them fed, housed and alive until loving homes can be found for them. We really, really need your help to do so. Please, if you possibly can, give generously to Network for Animals today.

“For the animals,

“Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max) founders and CEO.”

For more details about the Network for Animals organisation, or to make a donation, visit their web-site at: https://networkforanimals.org/

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2019 CRICKET WORLD CUP

England are of course to be congratulated upon winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup – but New Zealand should be equally congratulated upon producing such a close and exciting final!

Alas, however, this year’s tournament didn’t seem to generate as much worldwide interest as may have been expected. The reason for this seems clearly to be because of the format of this year’s competition, with only ten teams competing in the finals – of which only one was from the continent of Europe (where the tournament took place) and only one from all the Americas, yet five from Asia! Of these two were from countries which are now so lawless and strife-torn that they can’t play any home games (Afghanistan and Pakistan) and one from a country which is still feeling the after-effects of an ongoing bitter civil war (Ceylon/Sri Lanka) – not forgetting of course the failed state and most crime-ridden country on earth, the “new” South Africa! What is needed in order to generate more global interest and growth for the game is a tournament involving at least 16 countries, and with more places guaranteed for first-world countries and less from the third world.

[ In recent editions of the SCN we have voiced full support for Israel Folau’s rights of free speech and freedom of religion. As a result a supporter from Australia has informed us about a most praise-worthy YouTube video which we believe readers will be very interested in viewing. It can be accessed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2RUZHVlJXI ]

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CAMPAIGN TO MAKE THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF VJ DAY A BANK HOLIDAY

A supporter has recently informed us about a most interesting article in the April 2019 edition of the estimable magazine New Directions which advocates making the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on 15th August 2020 a bank holiday in a similar manner to the 75th anniversary of VE Day on 8th May 2020. We believe that this is an excellent idea, and inform readers that archived copies of New Directions can be accessed at :-

https://forwardinfaith.com/subscribe/Archive.php

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CANADIAN PRO-SOUTH AFRICAN DEMONSTRATION

A supporter still based in the “new” South Africa has recently informed us about a planned vigil and protest in support of South Africans due to take place in Canada on 19th July. We don’t know too much about this protest or who is organising it, apart from a FaceBook posting which evidently first appeared on the “Free Canada FB” FaceBook page. Inter alia this posting reads as follows :-

“There is going to be a vigil and protest on the 19th of July at 2pm [14.00 hrs] in Canada. If anyone can join us we will be walking between the South African Embassy [sic – they probably mean towards the South African High Commission] to protest [against] farm murders and White genocide, discrimination of [sic] Whites etc.

“Then we will be going to the Canadian side to protest at [the Department of] External Affairs about no [sic] illegal immigration, denying White South Africans refugee status in Canada.

“All taking place at Sussex Drive in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, so if you [are] Canadian or have Canadian friends let them know to be there. It is a peaceful protest, no yelling and screaming or burning or anything like that please!!

“Kindest regards, Natalie Quinn. Pl[ea]s[e] Pray that all goes well for us.”

In spite of the bad grammar (which was undoubtedly caused by this message being written in a hurry) we believe that this is a most praise-worthy initiative being organized by our kith-and-kin in Canada, and so therefore encourage all of our readers and supporters in North America to attend if they can.

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SUPPORT FOR TOMMY ROBINSON

As most readers will be aware, Tommy Robinson (aka Stephen Yaxley-Lennon), the charismatic British patriotic activist, was recently jailed for 9 months after being found guilty of contempt of court – even though a previous such conviction had been set-aside by another court. This verdict was therefore very controversial, and related to a live-streamed FaceBook broadcast which Tommy Robinson had made from outside a Leeds court where an alleged gang of Muslim rapists were standing trial. The trial of these alleged Muslim rapists had ominously received very little coverage in the mainstream media, and when it was covered the gang were always euphemistically referred to simply as “sex groomers”. Tommy Robinson therefore felt it his civic duty to publicise what was going on – something which we would have thought the authorities would praise him for, rather than charging him on a legal technicality! A petition has now been started in order to express support for Tommy Robinson, which we believe many readers will be keen to sign. It can be accessed at :-

www.knightstemplarorder.com/support-tommy

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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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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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WHERE ARE THEY NOW ?

No.248 - Mr. KEITH BALDWIN of Durban

Keith Baldwin, who lived in the Hillary district of Durban, was the son-in-law of Robert Hall (see August 2000 SCN). Although not as active within the patriotic movement in the city as his father-in-law, it was quite clear that his heart was definitely in the same place, and he would occasionally join his father-in-law in attending Patriotic Forum events. It would be very interesting to learn where he is now.

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RECOMMENDED WEB-SITES OF THE MONTH

We recently received a very interesting copy of The Orange Torch (the official journal of the Loyal Orange Institution of Scotland) through the post. There was no indication as to who sent us this copy however, and the mystery only deepened when it was spotted that it had been posted in France! If the sender is reading this, however, then we would like to thank him or her most sincerely for what proved to be a very informative and indeed inspiring read. The web-page for The Orange Torch from the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland’s web-site can be accessed at :-

https://orangeorderscotland.com/category/torch/

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

CASE FOR HOLMES

Sir,

Gosh, old Blighty is in a mess with Brexit. How sad, and I have been following the Tommy Robinson case. The Establishment certainly do dirty work.

Yours etc.,

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

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STORY OF BLACK AFRICA

Sir,

The report in the Transvaal Agricultural Union (SA)’s International Bulletin of 24th April (“Platitudes and Promises while South Africa burns”) is how farm invasions started in Zimbabwe, although this one seems to have been more strategically planned - possibly by the ANC.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa

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MENTAL FRAILTY

Sir,

I am a Zionist..By this I mean that I support Israel. I do not believe Jeremy Corbyn to be an anti-Semite; my definition of the term is disliking Jews for no reason other than their being Jewish. I'd loathed Robert Maxwell for years before he died but would have felt the same had he been 100% pure Nordic. The same goes for the man I regarded with good cause as my worst enemy.

I do, however, believe Corbyn to be careless of the company he keeps, and an extreme anti-Zionist who would discriminate against Israel were he to become Prime Minister. He's one of those "progressives" who operate a double standard; at one time they rightly condemned repression in Rhodesia and South Africa while ignoring, condoning or defending it when practiced by their ‘heroes’ in Black Africa - names like Lumumba, Nkrumah, Mugabe, Kaunda, Nasser and Nyerere come to mind. Now they denounce democratic Israel while turning a blind eye to repression in various Islamic dictatorships. May I remind the Communists and Trotskyists that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that tolerates them?

I also believe that it's a pity we've become so mealy-mouthed. When it comes to humour anything goes. Acceptable then is acceptable now and vice versa. Let's tell the old jokes again and answer the complaints with the words of BSM Williams-"Oh dear, how sad, never mind."

Yours etc.,

Mark Taylor, London, U.K.

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE THREE ADDINGTON TRAINEE NURSES?

The sad news of the death of Harry Tuff, and the Patriotic Forum’s recent trip to Gravesend which finished up at his old stomping ground of the Bat & Ball Cricket Ground, brought back vivid recollections of a most memorable episode which occurred in 1974/75.

In 1974 a then young pro-South African British patriot visited Southern Africa in order to follow Willie-John McBride’s British Lions around the country. He finished his trip to the sub-continent in Durban, where a fellow-sports loving South African friend introduced him to a flat-load of three trainee nurses who were qualifying at Addington Hospital on the Durban beachfront. Their names were Cathy Dreyer (see December 2008 SCN), Jenny Humphries (see October 2008 SCN) and Louise Leiper (see December 2011 SCN). All three were stunningly beautiful, with Jenny Humphries exceptionally so, and it was with her that the strongest relationship was formed. They were all planning to visit the UK the following year and arrangements were accordingly made to rendezvous when that occasion came, and after the young pro-South African British patriot had returned home Jenny Humphries started writing to him regularly and fondly.

Upon returning to the UK, and with his pro-South African sentiments having been increased significantly by his trip, the young pro-South African British patriot decided to join a new seemingly patriotic and pro-South African political party which was standing in his constituency at the October 1974 General Election – the National Front (it should be noted that at this time the National Front was still a mainstream and democratic political party, and it was only subsequently that it was taken over by a clique of neo-fascists, and thus became a toxic brand which it has so remained to this day). Through his membership of the National Front the young pro-South African British patriot met and formed good friendships with not only Harry Tuff but also with George Hazelden (see obituary in August 2011 SCN) and his wife Jane (see December 2017 SCN), who were the leading figures in the party’s Medway Towns Branch.

The three trainee nurses were due to arrive in the UK in the autumn of 1975, and all within the National Front in the north Kent area were becoming very excited by the prospect of meeting these young South Africans. The Hazelden’s had offered to let them use a seaside chalet which they owned at Allhallows on the north Kent coast for the duration of their stay free of charge, and Harry Tuff organised a “Welcome to the UK” party to be held in their honour in the pavilion of the Bat & Ball Cricket Ground in Gravesend – a building which the Patriotic Forum party was able to view from the veranda of the Bat & Ball pub during their recent trip to Gravesend.

Disaster then alas struck. The three trainee nurses had decided to travel to the UK by Union Castle liner (one of the last passenger trips which this line made), but unfortunately mechanical problems meant that they were several days late docking at Southampton. As a result they alas missed the special “Welcome to the UK” party which Harry Tuff had laid on in Gravesend, and furthermore Louise Leiper left immediately for Edinburgh where she evidently had family members to stay with, stating puzzlingly that she had no intention of ever returning to South Africa! Cathy Dreyer and Jenny Humphries were able to take advantage of George and Jane Hazelden’s kind offer of accommodation at Allhallows however, and really seemed to enjoy their stay there tremendously, with the young pro-South African British patriot and other National Front activists such as Harry Tuff taking them out on an almost daily basis to show them the historic sights of Kent. George and Jane Hazelden also treated them and the young pro-South African British patriot to an evening meal at a plush restaurant in Cobham – but it was here that another surprising problem arose, for Cathy Dreyer let it slip that she and her family were supporters of the leftist Progressive Federal Party – hardly a wise admission to make to patriotic pro-South African activists who had done so much to provide such a warm welcome for them! She also intriguingly told how she was in a relationship with a South African scientist who was evidently currently stationed at South Africa’s Antarctic scientific base.

After their stay in the UK was over the two remaining trainee nurses went on a brief tour of continental Europe, before returning home to South Africa. Jenny Humphries continued to write regularly and touchingly to the young pro-South African British patriot, and as a result he decided to emigrate to South Africa permanently. Everyone involved thought that he was emigrating in order to marry Jenny Humphries, but alas he discovered that upon her return she had taken up with an “old flame” again, a trainee gynaecologist who she had met at Addington Hospital named “Nutty” Martin, and by all accounts subsequently married him!

After that very little is known about the three trainee nurses. Cathy Dreyer was last seen shopping at OK Bazaars near to the Durban Ice Rink in the late 1970s, though no conversation took place. The rumour was heard during the late 1980s that Jenny Humphries’ marriage to “Nutty” Martin had failed and that they had divorced. Nothing further was ever heard of Louise Leiper.

It would however be very interesting to learn what did eventually happen to all three of the trainee nurses. Did Cathy Dreyer marry her Antarctic scientist, and did the disasters of the “new” South Africa make her realise her catastrophic mistake in supporting the vile ProgressiveFederal Party during the 1970s? Did Jenny Humphries really divorce “Nutty” Martin, and did she ever realise her own big mistake? And did Louise Leiper really remain in Edinburgh and never returned to South Africa? Needless to say, any information which can be provided will be treated in the strictest confidence.

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