Monday, 25 March 2019

March 2019 Edition.


March 2019 edition

The decision by the Public Prosecution Service of Northern Ireland to charge a British soldier with murder as a result of authorised military operations during the so-called “Bloody Sunday” riots in Londonderry on 30th January 1972, is probably one of the most shameful and cowardly acts in British history.

The circumstances behind events on that day should not be forgotten. As a result of escalating SF/IRA terrorism the Northern Ireland government of Brian Faulkner, a liberal Unionist, had banned all provocative parades and marches throughout the province for the rest of the year. In spite of this ban an organisation calling itself the “Civil Rights Association” (in reality a thinly-veiled front for SF/IRA – note that there is only one difference in the initials from IRA!) organized a march through the Bogside area of Londonderry which was clearly hell-bent upon precipitating a violent confrontation with the authorities. Unfortunately, as the Ulster Special Constabulary (the “B” Specials) had been disbanded by Harold Wilson’s treacherous Labour Government following the disgraceful Hunt Report, and the RUC as a whole had been emasculated by the equally treacherous so-called Conservative Government of Edward Heath, the Army had to be engaged in order to maintain law and order.

Events then developed much as could have been predicted. With no effective Police force available to stop the march from setting off, the marchers headed directly for Army lines and a state of insurrection quickly came about. Stones and petrol-bombs were hurled at the troops and IRA snipers from rooftop vantage points started opening fire. Eventually, after a considerable delay when the lives of the troops were clearly in danger, the order was given to return fire at identified targets, and as a result 13 insurrectionists were accounted for, including several proven gunmen.

The whole operation thus proved to be an effective and highly professional military action (as could only be expected from the British Army) with a minimum of bloodshed, and Northern Ireland was thus saved from being plunged into full-scale civil war. This should therefore have been the end of the matter, but alas the appeasing government of the cowardly Edward Heath, evidently scared-stiff of IRA terrorist outrages taking place on the mainland, decided to set up an official tribunal to investigate the incident headed by Lord Widgery. His report, which was produced in April 1972, was a deplorable document, for instead of placing blame squarely where it belonged (i.e. with the SF/IRA terrorists and their supportive insurrectionists) instead made severe criticism of the Army’s responses, stating that their actions “bordered on the reckless”.

As years went by and successive British governments appeased SF/IRA terrorism more and more, even the lamentable Widgery Report was considered insufficient by SF/IRA and their fellow-travellers, and the New Labour Government of Tony Blair established another commission to investigate the whole day’s events all over again - over 25 years after they had taken place – the Saville Enquiry. This unnecessary enquiry cost the British taxpayers millions of pounds, and as could be expected from a commission set-up by the Irish Nationalist-sympathising Tony Blair, proved to be sickeningly biased in its conclusions, placing all the blame for the day’s bloodshed not on the SF/IRA-supporting rioters, but instead on the professional troops who were simply doing their duty in maintaining law and order. Even more sickeningly this diabolical report was accepted in its entirety by the incoming Coalition Government of David Cameron.

As a result of the conclusions of this disgusting report 17 British troops who had helped contain the riots on that fateful day were investigated with a view of laying criminal charges against them, and although the allegations against 16 of them have now been dismissed with the contempt that they deserve, one honourable now retired British serviceman has been charged with murder – basically simply for doing his job!

We therefore call for this ridiculous charge against this noble servant of the Crown to be dropped in its entirety, and that suitable compensation should be paid to him and to his 16 comrades originally placed under investigation for all the anguish and anxiety which they have suffered. We further believe that all those cowards within the British establishment who have been prepared to appease SF/IRA terrorism over the years should be brought to account. Wilson, Heath and the Lords Hunt and Widgery are all now dead of course, but it is not too late for Blair, Cameron and Lord Saville to have to answer for their unforgivable acts of appeasement towards terrorism..



The Springbok Club’s re-scheduled 2019 AGM successfully took place earlier this month, at which, inter alia, the previously year’s Committee was re-elected en bloc. After the business side of this meeting was concluded a Springbok Club party visited the Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe, which proved to be a small but fascinating establishment situated on the site of the former pump-house and entrance shaft to the tunnel constructed by Marc Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel under the Thames between Rotherhithe and Wapping.


The Springbok Club will be holding a special buffet-meeting to celebrate both Van Riebeeck’s Day and the 100th anniversary of the birth of the Hon. Ian Douglas Smith early next month, the details of which are as follows :-

Date : Saturday 6th April 2019

Time : assemble from 13.00 hrs onwards, meeting to commence at 14.00 hrs.

Venue: THE ANTELOPE (the upstairs dining room), 22 Eaton Terrace, Belgravia, London SW1W 8EZ.

(nearest tube station: Sloane Square - turn right out of the main entrance, then right again into the north side of Sloane Square which becomes Cliveden Place, then finally left into Eaton Terrace where The Antelope is on the left).

Guest Speaker : Mr. STUART AGNEW M.E.P.

Stuart Agnew was born in Norwich and educated at Gordonstoun School and the Royal Agricultural College. His work took him both to Kashmir and to Rhodesia, where he worked as a Soil and Water Conservation Officer, and he also served in the Rhodesian Army. He was elected as a UKIP MEP for the East of England in 2009, a position which he will hold until Britain’s exit from the EU, and serves as UKIP’s Spokesman on Agriculture and Food. He is currently a pastoral and arable farmer in Norfolk and is a member of the National Farmers Union. He has been particularly vocal in the European Parliament in drawing attention to the ongoing farm murder campaign taking place in the ‘new’ South Africa and was part of a European Parliament Delegation that visited South Africa in mid-March 2019, with the specific aim of learning more about attacks on White farmers.

A sumptuous array of buffet snacks will be provided at this event, and the costs will be £14.00 per head for Full Members of the Springbok Club, £16.00 per head for Associate Members, and £18.00 per head for non-members. Payment may be made (in cash) on the day, but in order to gauge numbers we ask everyone who intends to attend to let us know in advance if possible, either by e-mailing or by ‘phoning 07711188430. Cheques for advanced payments should be made payable to “The Springbok Club” and sent to: The Springbok Club, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K..


In May the Springbok Club will be organising a trip to the Rochester Sweeps Festival, during June will be staging a visit to a place of significant historical interest in east London, and in July will be holding a meeting to be addressed by a most interesting guest speaker with strong Southern African connections.



The Patriotic Forum celebrated New Zealand Day last month by staging a trip around central London visiting several sites associated with the early colonisation of New Zealand. These sites included the building in John Adams Street where the original HQ of the New Zealand Company was housed, and the near-by berth on the River Thames from where the Survey Ship Tory set sail in 1839 in order to establish the first settlements in New Zealand.


In view of the fact that at the time of writing it is not certain where the UK will leave the EU on March 29th as originally scheduled or whether there will be a short extension of Article 50, the exact date for the planned celebrations of Brexit Day which the Patriotic Forum intends to participate in is currently uncertain. One thing is for sure however, and that is that when that day arrives the Patriotic Forum will have a contingent present outside the Houses of Parliament joining in the celebrations.


In mid April the Patriotic Forum intends to hold a special event in central London in order to celebrate the 77th anniversary of Malta being awarded the George Cross, and in May plans to stage a special meeting to mark Empire Day at which there will be a prominent guest speaker.



The second edition of the re-branded The Imperial Patriot (formerly S.A.Patriot/S.A.Patriot-in Exile) is now with the printers, so all UK and European subscribers should therefore be receiving their copies automatically very shortly. If you would like to purchase a bulk quantity for re-distribution among friends, workmates and others who you think might be interested in receiving copies, then please let us know by e-mailing: (Prices are £16.00 or R160.00 for 25 copies, £25.00 or R250.00 for 50 copies, £40.00 or R400.00 for 100 copies or £70.00 or R700.00 for 200 copies, which may be paid by cheque made payable to “Patriotic Press” and sent to: Patriotic Press, BM SAPAT, London WC1N 3XX, U.K,, or by direct bank transfer, details for which are available on request).



We have recently received the following most uplifting message from the Network for Animals organisation which reads as follows :-

“In the small Serbian town of Niš is a place that makes my heart glow. It’s called Zoo Planet. It’s a wonderful haven where kind volunteers rescue, rehabilitate and release mostly small wild animals.

“But Zoo Planet has a problem. As more and more people learn about the good work it does, more and more animals arrive and not all of them can be released into the neighbouring countryside – two rescued roebuck for example would never make it on their own because roebuck hunting is legal in Serbia.

“The animals need food and medical supplies and Zoo Planet needs more land. We have promised to help, but we can only do so with the support of animal lovers.

“Animals from all over Serbia are taken to Zoo Planet because it’s one of only two places in the country licensed to care for animals, like foxes, eagles and deer.

“While the Network for Animals team was visiting Zoo Planet, a woman arrived with an injured pigeon in a cardboard box. The woman had driven 150 miles from Belgrade because she knew Zoo Planet would help when no one else would.

“The pigeon is going to be fine. He will join eagles, storks, donkeys, horses, goats and deer, who get amazing care at Zoo Planet.

“The rescuer took a lot of trouble to save one pigeon, but that’s who people like us are. We care about every animal life.

“Animals like Dana, a pig born with useless rear legs. Dana was about to be killed when Zoo Planet rescued her. They are treating wounds caused by her dragging herself along on the ground and soon they will fit her with a trolley to enable her to become mobile. She will be cared for, for the rest of her life.

“Then there’s Storky, a (you guessed it) a Serbian stork. Her leg was so badly injured it had to be amputated. She’s a one-legged wonder who will make it in the wild once her leg has healed. Zoo Planet is surrounded by forest and countryside, so animals like Storky have a real chance.

“Somebody gave the shelters some horses. Now, volunteers use those horses to take special needs children on gentle rides.

“Network for Animals has promised to help Zoo Planet buy food and build a war chest so they can buy the land they’re presently renting. If you are the kind of person who understands why someone would drive 150 miles to save a pigeon please donate today so that Network for Animals can help the innocent creatures who live in Serbia’s countryside.

“For the animals,

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

“P.S. Perhaps you are wondering how Zoo Planet is going to save the roebuck. They are colonising local woodland where the tiny animals can safely live without fear of hunters. Who knows, if you make a donation today it might help two roebuck to start a family. We love happy families!”

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



When the modern Olympic Games were founded by Baron Pierre de Coubertin in 1896 the concept of the Games was clearly entirely sporting – i.e. measuring and comparing physical attributes, both in relation to strength and dexterity. As time progressed, however, a number of additional competitions were added to the itinerary which many argued were more artistic than sporting. The first of these was figure skating which was added in 1908, though undoubtedly the most ridiculous was synchronised swimming which was added in 1984. There was even an attempt to add Latin American dancing at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, but happily this ludicrous suggestion was rejected, and when Lord Killanin was elected Chairman of the IOC in 1972 he openly stated that he thought all Olympic competitions should be decided by the stop-watch or the tape-measure rather than by the personal opinions of judges. We of course completely agreed with Lord Killanin in this regard.

For the forthcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics both Surfing and skate-boarding are to be added to the Olympic schedule however – the latter simply being a means of practising for the former! Even worse has been proposed for the 2024 Olympics in Paris however, for some lunatics have suggested that “break-dancing” should become an Olympic event at these Games! The addition of such artistic rather than sporting activities will make the Olympic Games a laughing stock of course, and in order for the Games to continue as Baron de Coubertin and its founding fathers intended then the ideas of Lord Killanin should be fully complied with. If this means losing traditional Olympic events such as gymnastics, diving and dressage then so be it.



Certain branches of the Co-op group have initiated a boycott of products emanating from Israeli companies, apparently because of the support by certain Co-op board members for Palestinian terrorist organisations. Such a boycott is clearly not what Co-op shoppers desire, and a petition has been started in order to protest against this decision. It can be accessed and signed at :-



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

Please use the search request form at :-

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



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



“LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALFRED JAMES TOMLINSON: MEMOIRS OF AN AFRICAN PIONEER AND BSAP OFFICER" is now available at, and can be shipped to anywhere in the world. This book contains excerpts from Lieut. Tomlinson's writings detailing his experiences as a member of the BSAP in Southern Rhodesia, where he rose from the rank of an ordinary trooper to retire as the commanding officer. It also includes the personal story of Majaqaba Ncube, a man who was enslaved by Lobengula when his entire village was massacred by the chief's soldiers. After he escaped, Lieut. Tomlinson saved him from certain death and gave him a job. They lost contact and were reunited after 45 years, when Majaqaba presented Lieut. Tomlinson with an earthenware jar.

Trish also writes romantic suspense and romantic comedy fiction.



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

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



The latest book published by Crest Publishing is entitled: “BOWLS - QUIRKS, CHIRPS AND ANECDOTES". This is not an instruction manual but rather a cheerful, humourous and sometimes controversial chronicle about the game and its history worldwide. Written to celebrate 40 years in the sport by the author, Glenn MacAskill, it should be of interest to all bowlers and other sports enthusiasts.

For more information about all books published, or to make an order, please contact Crest Publishing at: P.O.Box, 4178, Honeydew, Johannesburg, 2040, South Africa, e-mail:, or visit the Crest Publishing web-site at: Special discounts are available to ex-servicemen, Rhodies and Springboks!


"THE SAINTS" – a unique documentary in support of the book on the brief history of the RLI.

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



No.244 - Mr.D.N.SKELLY of Durban.

Mr. D.N.Skelly (his Christian name is believed to have been Donald, though this is not certain) was born in South Africa, but moved to Australia in order to further his career as a local government officer, before returning to South Africa to take up a position with the Durban City Council. He was a quiet but sincere supporter of the patriotic movement in Durban, and was the father of the late, great, Michael “Mike” Skelly (see S.A.Patriot-in-Exile No.35). It would be very interesting to learn what became of him and his wife after the tragic and untimely death of their son.



The UK Defence Journal has recently carried out an audit study which finds that the UK is currently ranked the second most powerful country in the world according to a number of criteria. The full results of this audit study can be found at :-





Re your latest correspondence. I was shocked to read you had gone to print before I had chance to confirm anything with the rest of the family. As far as we are concerned now, you can do as you please. That seems to be what you do anyway, so do what you want in Gib. Just please don’t come back again.

Yours etc.,

Sheila Ayling, Fareham, Hampshire, U.K.

[ We are sorry to learn that Mrs. Ayling was so upset by the obituary which we wrote about her dear father Les Hompstead, and apologise for any distress which this has evidently caused. We would however like to reiterate that at Les’s funeral we asked all three of his children whether they would mind us including an obituary to him in the next edition of the SCN, and none of them raised any objection in principle – quite the reverse in fact! We would further like to emphasise that we told them all of the deadline date for the inclusion of this obituary in our September Edition, and that when we received no comments regarding the details in the draft version which we sent them a couple of days prior to publication day we ‘phoned Trevor (Les’s son) for confirmation that everything included therein was in order, and again no objection was raised. We therefore went ahead with publication honestly believing that all three of Les’s children were happy with the contents.- Ed.]




The solution to home-grown Islamic terrorism : Declare war on ISIS!

When the Vietnam war was on, we had traitors marching in the streets waving Vietcong flags, collecting money to send to North Vietnam; a trade union meeting in Victoria voted call on Australian soldiers in the field to lay down their arms, and no action was taken under the flimsy excuse there had been no formal declaration of war with North Vietnam or the Vietcong. Therefore I surmise the facility exists in law that if a formal declaration of war is made, it gives the Government much greater powers to arrest and inter people suspected of actively supporting the enemy, which would make the country much safer.

Yours etc.,

Bob Vinnicombe, Sefton, N.S.W., Australia




It is a shame Nigel Farage does not support Tommy Robinson. There is an air of snobbishness about it all. Most of those who do support Tommy are after all working class.

Yours etc.,

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




Thank you to everyone connected to the Springbok Club. You are doing a sterling job for our peoples.

Yours etc.,

John Beattie, Minden, Ontario, Canada.




It was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of John Carlisle, the former Conservative MP for Luton West and Luton North, last month, at the relatively early age of 76.

Born into a Bedfordshire farming family, John Carlisle was educated at Bedford School and St.Lawrence College, Ramsgate. He proved academically gifted and was also a keen all-round sportsman. After college he entered business, holding a number of directorships and executive positions in several companies, mainly in the agricultural and motor retail sectors. An instinctive patriot and “Empire man” he gravitated naturally towards the Conservative Party where he held several positions within his local Mid-Bedfordshire Constituency Association, before being elected MP for Luton West in 1979.

Once in Parliament he initially concentrated upon agricultural and sporting matters, but increasingly became involved with foreign affairs, becoming Chairman of the Conservative Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee. His increasing interest in foreign affairs was undoubtedly greatly influenced by his abhorrence of the quasi-terrorist tactics employed by the militant Left in attacking innocent South African sportsmen and women and all their British counterparts who wished to compete against them. He became a very good friend of South Africa, not just in the sporting context, and was also a good friend of Gibraltar. He visited South Africa on many occasions and was thus able to see for himself the truth about the situation there. Most praiseworthily his was brave enough to confront violent Left-wing mobs on several university campuses in order to speak in support of the South African status quo, and was also courageous enough to denounce “Nelson” Mandela as the terrorist which he was, when many other Conservative politicians were too cowardly to do so.

It was often claimed that John Carlisle was in the pay of the South African National Party Government, but he always denied these accusations and they were never proven. He did however unfortunately continue to support the National Party line, even when it was clear that they were intent upon selling-out to the ANC terrorists. During one of his final visits to South Africa circa 1990 he addressed a session of the Durban Parliamentary Debating Society, but evidently a nasty scene developed when he was attacked from the conservative benches for allegedly kow-towing to the NP’s policy of surrender (though we have never discovered the exact details of this confrontation). Circa 2000 he was asked to address a Springbok Club meeting, but declined giving as his reason his then position as a lobbyist for the tobacco industry, though it is believed that his real reason was because he was still more orientated towards the NP sell-outs rather than to Conservative forces in South Africa (he commented whilst on the ‘phone that he was looking at a signed photo of P.W.Botha positioned near-by).

John Carlisle was unquestionably a good man and a brave man, but alas his failure to comprehend that the NP government was part of the problem rather than the solution, and the fact that he decided not continue with his earlier excellent and courageous work during the final years of his life, means that a rather negative shadow must hang over his reputation. We choose however to remember the best in John Carlisle from his Parliamentary days when he was such a good friend to South Africa and its sportsmen and women, and extend our sincerest condolences to his family.


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