Monday, 16 March 2020

March 2020 Edition.


March 2020 edition

After all the great joy which he has brought to the vast majority of the British people by successfully finalising the Brexit procedure, it has been wonderful to learn that Mr. Boris Johnson has now found personal happiness through his engagement to Ms. Carrie Symonds, and by the news that she is expecting their first child. We therefore wish Mr. and the future Mrs. Johnson every success and happiness for the future.

Although we were delighted when Mr. Johnson was victorious in the Conservative Party leadership election and when he was subsequently so gloriously triumphant at last year’s General Election, and of course were euphoric with the speedy and efficient manner in which he procured Britain’s exit from the European Union, we have however been somewhat disappointed with certain aspects of his government. This was particularly the case regarding the high number of non-ethnically-British characters who he appointed to his initial cabinet, as we exemplified in the editorial of the August 2019 Edition of the SCN. More recent of course the number of immigrant and immigrant-descended members of his cabinet have been reduced by two, and furthermore the departure of his ethically-Indian Home Secretary increasingly seems to be inevitable following a string of complaints about her bullying and intemperate behaviour made by several independent civil servants. But this has not been enough. If Mr. Johnson wishes to be re-elected at the next General Election – particularly to retain all the “red wall” seats which he unexpectedly won in 2019 – then he must ensure that his is a British Government for a British people.

But Boris Johnson isn’t the only Western leader who we originally had high hopes of but who has surprisingly disappointed us over recent months. As was detailed in the November 2019 Edition of the SCN, in spite of doing much which we approved of President Donald J. Trump blotted his copybook badly by announcing that US troops would be withdrawn from the Middle East way before the War against ISIS/ISIL and other militant Islamic forces had been properly won. Happily it later emerged that this announcement was not completely accurate, and that significant US troops would be staying in the region even so – and of course there was more relief when it was learnt that US forces had eliminated the Iranian terrorist commander Qassem Soleimani. More recently, however, there have been renewed worries by the news that US officials have signed a so-called “agreement for bringing peace” with the Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan. Surely the civilised world should never be parlaying with terrorists: they should be taking action to eradicate them! During the 1930s Field Marshall Bernard Lee Montgomery stated: “There is only one way to destroy terrorism, and that is to destroy the terrorists”. This was true in the 1930s, and it is still true in the 21st Century.

We are at a loss to understand why President Trump should condone such at act of abject appeasement. Appeasement didn’t work in 1938 and it won’t work now. There also doesn’t seem to be any electoral advantage for the GOP from it, for the “peacenik” liberals who would support such kow-towing to terrorists would all be supporting the ultra-egalitarian Joe Biden (or possibly the fanatical-socialist “Bernie”!) regardless. Surely if would be far better if President Trump were to throw more “red meat” to his GOP support-base by increasing US military intervention in the Middle East, and thereby stemming the flow of Islamic “refugees” invading the West. Happily very shortly after this “agreement for bringing peace” was signed there were reported to be renewed US air-strikes against Taliban terrorist bases. We hope and pray that these will not only continue but will be upgraded.



The Springbok Club staged a most interesting and enjoyable trip to the Wallace Collection in London last month, and it was particularly encouraging to note that there was a higher attendance for such an away trip staged by the organisation than for several years. As well as viewing the special exhibition entitled “Forgotten Masters: Indian Painting for the East Indian Company” members of the party also took the opportunity to view many of the other famous paintings on display in the collection. After the conclusion of the visit Springbok Club tour party members adjourned to a near-by hostelry for a most enjoyable conclusion to the day.


Details of this month’s Springbok Club meeting are as follows :-

Date : Tuesday 31st March 2020

Times : Assemble from 18.30 hrs onwards, meeting to commence at 19.00 hrs.

Venue : THE SUTTON ARMS (the upstairs function room),

6 Carthusian Street, London EC1M 6EB. (next to the Barbican underground station)

Guest Speaker: Mr. JAMES LOCKWOOD LL.B., A.K.C.

- who will be speaking about the history, work and objectives of the three Loyal Orders, with particular reference to their presence in Southern Africa.

James Lockwood was born at Pembury and raised at Tunbridge Wells in Kent. He read Law at King's College, London. After graduating he worked for almost a decade as a civilian investigator with Kent Police, and then for the Kent County Council managing aspects of the road network. After a stint in tax recruitment, he entered the healthcare tax sector as an NHS tax consultant. He was initiated into the Orange Order in February 2004, the Royal Black Institution in 2006 and the Apprentice Boys of Derry in 2004. He is a member of the Royal Society of St George and of UKIP. He was a former council candidate for the Conservative Party, and a former chairman of the Young Conservatives in the Cities of London & Westminster Conservative Association, overlapping with the chairmanship of Jacob Rees-Mogg. Currently he is Metropolitan Provincial Grand Treasurer for the Orange Order and served as London District Master from 2016 to 2018, is currently the Master of the South of England District Chapter of the Royal Black Institution, and is also Kent Branch Club Secretary for the Apprentice Boys of Derry. He also maintains an interest in other fraternal orders. His main interests outside the Loyal Orders are Badminton, Cricket, history, politics, genealogy, classical music and creative writing. Through the Orange Order he developed a keen interest in Lord Carson, regarded as the Father of Northern Ireland, and appeared on the BBC’s Mastermind quiz programme in 2013, with the life of Lord Carson being his specialist subject.


In early April the Springbok Club will be staging a special event in order to celebrate van Riebeeck’s Day. Later on during the year the Springbok Club anticipates welcoming a special guest speaker from South Africa. More details will be given in next month’s SCN.



The Patriotic Forum will be holding a special Australian-themed event towards the end of April 2020 in order to commemorate the 250th Anniversary of Captain James Cook’s landing at Botany Bay. This event will consist of a visit to a number of sites in London associated with Captain Cook during the afternoon, followed by a gathering featuring a PowerPoint presentation and a short talk by a supporter with strong Australian connections in the evening. More details about this event will be given in next month’s SCN.


In late May the Patriotic Forum will be holding its traditional Empire Day celebration event, and in August will stage the first of its annual “Delderfield Lectures”(to be held in honour of the late Dennis Delderfield, who founded New Britain, a component part of today’s Patriotic Forum), at which the guest speaker will be a long-standing soul-mate of Dennis Delderfield who similarly campaigned for decades to achieve Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. More details about both these events will be given in future editions of the SCN



We have recently received the following most disturbing message about a revolting development in the “new” South Africa from the Network for Animals organisation. It reads as follows :-

“When you think of lions – Simba from The Lion King might come to mind – a magnificent creature living free in the wild. STAND BY FOR A SHOCK!

“In South Africa, these majestic creatures are bred in captivity and then drugged and paraded for ‘trophy hunters’ to shoot from parked vehicles. It’s sickening cruelty – the dazed lions are shot for FUN!

“There are about 200 places in South Africa that breed lions in captivity for canned lion hunting. As many as 6,000 lions are ‘stockpiled’ for hunters. When a lioness gives birth, her cubs are taken from her and used for tourists to pet and pose with them in photographs.

“When a lion gets bigger and harder to handle, it is moved to an enclosed area and there it stays until someone pays to shoot it.

“They call it canned lion hunting because the poor lions are literally served up on a plate for hunters. The lions can’t run, hide or defend themselves in any way.

“The lions are frequently drugged to make it easier for hunters, who often shoot the poor creatures while they sit inside a nearby vehicle. Often it takes several shots before the animal dies.

“In neighboring Zimbabwe, a lion called Cecil was shot with a bow and arrow and suffered for 12 hours before dying!

“It’s that horrible, that stark, that cruel. We need your help to stop it.

“We want your help to fight this cruelty and have it outlawed. It’s an uphill battle because the canned lion industry is wealthy, and so far the South African government is ignoring the cruelty. We have to lobby government; we have to raise public awareness and we have to support other groups.

“Please, if you possibly can, make a donation to Network for Animals today so that we can make canned lion hunting illegal.

“Every day this horror is allowed to continue means more dead lions at a time when the population is dropping throughout Africa. There used to be 200,000 lions in Africa, now there are around 25,000. Please, please help us fight the evil business that destroys their dignity and then them.

“For the Animals,

“Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!) - Founder and CEO.

“P.S. As as you read this somewhere in South Africa, a dazed, drugged lion is about to be riddled with bullets by trophy hunters who care nothing for the pain and suffering they cause. Please stand with us and fight against this sickening cruelty by donating right now so that we can take this fight to the highest levels of the South African government. Lions need you!”

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



During this year’s Australian Lawn Tennis Open Tournament a special trophy was presented to Margaret Court by Rod Laver in order to mark the 50th anniversary of her phenomenal achievement in winning all four major Women’s Singles titles in 1970. A video recording was played on the giant screens at the stadium of her triumphs in 1970, followed by an interview in which she stated how proud she was to be an Australian. Margaret Court, nowadays a Pentecostal minister, was of course cheered to the rafters by the patriotic crowd – but not everybody present was apparently as happy with this presentation as were the vast majority of the crowd. Two former champions - Martina Navratilova, an admitted lesbian, and John McEnroe, a foul-mouthed tantrum-prone brat – voiced pathetic opposition to the award being made to her because they objected to her forthright and principled campaign against the perversion of homosexuality, even holding up a childishly-daubed banner unilaterally proclaiming the Margeret Court Arena, the show-court named in her honour, as “Evonne Goolagong Arena” (after an Aborigine former champion). Navratilova and McEnroe were subsequently severely reprimanded by Tennis Australia for this sickening stunt, but it also came to light that they had tried to put pressure on Rod Laver not to make the presentation, though he had defiantly dismissed them with the contempt which they deserved.

At much the same time Israel Folau, the former Australian Rugby Union full-back who had earlier been unjustly “sacked” by Rugby Australia for taking a similar brave and principled stance against the poison of homosexuality as Margaret Court had done, decided to change codes and joined the Catalans Dragons Rugby League team. By so doing the directors of the Catalans Dragons club not only refused to bow to pressure from the pro-homosexual lobby, but also withstood opposition from their fellow Rugby League directors from other teams in the Super League who had cowardly kow-towed to the politically-correct brigade.

Sport is not an arena where homosexual predators against young children should be allowed to function – let alone be encouraged. We therefore salute not only Margaret Court and Israel Folau on their brave and forthright stands, but also Rod Laver and the directors of the Catalans Dragons Rugby League Club for having the courage to reject the threats from the obnoxious pro-homosexual lobby.



On 17th February BBC2 broadcast a highly informative programme entitled “Confronting Holocaust Denial”, which was presented by David Baddiel. In this programme the theory that the Holocaust – the systematic murder of the Jewish people by the Nazi regime in Germany during the 1940s – never happened was fully and expertly debunked by David Baddiel and other historians and witnesses who appeared on the programme.

Of all the fruitcake conspiracy theories which alas abound in the world today the idea of Holocaust Denial is not only the most ridiculous (surely no historical episode has been more fully and indisputably documented and chronicled?) but also the most offensive, as it defames the six million or so innocent victims who died at the hands of the Nazi monsters. One cannot help but question the mental condition of all those who advance such nonsense therefore, and this was well illustrated in this programme by a Holocaust Denier from the Republic of Ireland who was interviewed who was quite clearly not all there up top – even writing and singing two bizarre songs “celebrating” his lunatic ideas.

Of particular interest to us, however, was the display of certain professionally produced material from the 1970s which claimed that the Holocaust was a lie. These publications we were unfortunately exposed to at the time, and had been published and printed by a certain Anthony “Tony” Hancock. Although alas taken-in for a while, we of course quickly realised that such publications were a load of rubbish and that it was Holocaust Denial itself which was a lie, and as a result decided to drop all contact with Hancock. This however only resulted in a dirty-tricks campaign being enacted against us by Hancock and a couple of his associates, which involved PhotoShop-fabricated pictures claiming to be of the editor of this periodical in various vile pornographic poses (Hancock was a PhotoShop expert), which happily were easily shown to be fake. Furthermore an e-mail was subsequently leaked to us in which Hancock admitted that he had fabricated these photos because we had “made disparaging remarks about Holocaust Denial”! Hancock died in 2012 from what has been described as “slow motion suicide by self-neglect”. Shortly before his death, however, it was revealed that he had been arrested (though never charged) for indecent exposure in front of a group of young women near to the Brighton beachfront. Such therefore is the calibre of the leading proponents of Holocaust Denial!



We have recently been informed about a very interesting article by a leading psychologist regarding Prince Harry’s relationship with his unexpected wife, which first appeared in the on-line version of the Daily Mail. It reads as follows :-

“Manipulative Meghan knew Harry needed a strong woman in his life after Diana's death and exerted control by capitalising on events that hit his self-esteem, writes psychologist Jo Hemmings.

“He always seemed vulnerable, but rarely weak, but she has convinced him over a relatively short period of time, to relinquish his close relationships, his family ties and take a leap of faith into a new life with her. Not exactly coercive behaviour, but on the surface seemingly quite manipulative.

“We also have to remember that other than her mother, Meghan has no family members she is close to – quite the reverse in fact – which would suggest that she is very driven by fulfilling her own needs and may be quite narcissistic in nature.”



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“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.

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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.

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No.256 - Mr. STEPHEN SMIT of Kloof

Stephen Smit ran an estimable animal welfare organisation called FALCON (“Front for Animal Liberation and the Conservation of Nature”) in Natal during the 1980s. He spoke at a sitting of the “Durban Parliament” (the Durban Parliamentary Debating Society) when the Conservative caucus formed the “Government” and spoke expertly and movingly, easily winning the motion which he proposed. It became obvious, however, that apart from the issue of animal welfare itself he didn’t see eye-to-eye with the Conservative benches on many other matters! He clearly came across as a very decent and friendly person however, and it would be very interesting to learn where he is now, and whether FALCON has been allowed to continue functioning under the ANC regime.



A supporter from the United States has recently alerted us to an excellent article celebrating the anniversary of Rhodesian UDI Day in 2011, which appeared in the on-line version of the publication The American Spectator It can be accessed at :-





I recall Gordon Parkin well. (see February 2020 SCN, Ed.). A more unreliable person I have rarely met in all my life. I remember once phoning him up on important HNP business when he suddenly broke in and said “Hold on, the paper’s jammed in my photocopy machine. Wait a second while I fix it”. I held on for some time until the phone went dead. He never called me back. After that incident I thought it best to forget about him. I have no idea what then became of him.

Yours etc.,

Jan Adriaan, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa.

[ Probably still fixing his photocopy machine! – Ed.]




Gregory Lauder-Frost was born plain Gregory Frost in The Salvation Army Mothers' Hospital "Hillcrest" in Merewether, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia on 8 August 1951 to Australian Wallace Frost (great-great grandson of English convict Thomas Frost, who was transported to Australia in 1810 for stealing a large sum of money - Lauder-Frost himself was sentenced to two years in prison for embezzling over £111,000 from Riverside Health Authority in 1992 and declared bankrupt in 1993) and US-born Cecily Scholey Lauder, the daughter of Scottish-born Matt Lauder jnr who had emigrated to Australia, then to the US (where he was naturalised, and his daughter was born) and thence back to Australia, where Matt Lauder jnr became a naturalised Australian.

His parents married at St Andrew's Church (Presbyterian) in Newcastle, New South Wales, in April 1948. Wallace Frost is described on the marriage certificate as a 'boilermaker' and Cecily Scholey Lauder is described as a 'tracer'. Lauder-Frost's grandfathers are described on his parents' marriage certificate as a 'truck driver' and an 'electrician' respectively.

His great-great-uncle was the popular Scottish entertainer Sir Harry Lauder who made a considerable amount of money from his show business career. Lauder-Frost likes to claim that the house known as Lauder Ha', which Sir Harry had built in Strathaven, South Lanarkshire in 1936, on land purchased just a few years earlier, was his "family seat" – thus giving the impression that he is descended from landed gentry. However, being distant relatives, none of Lauder-Frost's immediate family were beneficiaries in Sir Harry's will. Lauder Ha', which was put in the name of Sir Harry's niece and companion, Margaret 'Greta' Lauder, to avoid death duties, passed to Margaret 'Greta' Lauder and the house and contents were auctioned off after her death in 1966.

Yours etc.,

Richard Windsor, Canterbury, Kent, U.K.




I've just read your item 'Israel Folau is Victorious’ in the December 2019 Edition of the SCN. Well said! Thank you.

Yours etc.,

Johan Geelvink, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa




It was with great shock and extreme sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Terry Oliver at the tragically early age of only 44.

Terry Oliver was born at Bulawayo in 1975, the son of Ian and Kathy Oliver, who had both emigrated to Rhodesia whilst young from the UK. He was educated at Tennyson Junior School in Bulawayo, before in 1987, with the advent of the ZANU/PF regime, his family moved to the UK, settling in Ramsgate. Here Terry continued his education, showing a flair for technology and practical tradesmanship. He studied and qualified as a welder, gaining many higher qualifications in the profession. With a growing family to provide for he also took on a position as a security guard, rapidly gaining promotion and gaining high respect among his contemporaries.

Together with the rest of his family, Terry became a stalwart of the Kent Branch of the Rhodesians Worldwide organisation. Here his constant smile, his infectious humour and his effervescent comradeship made him a greatly loved and highly valued colleague around the braai-stand. Although at times circumstances alas prevented him from being a regular attendee of branch monthly meetings, it is no exaggeration to say that he helped to make the Kent Branch one of the most dynamic and successful of the organisation’s branches.

As John Edmond states in his famous song: “Rhodesians never die” – a song which was aptly played at Terry’s packed funeral – and Terry Oliver probably exemplified this assertion more than most. He will live on not only in the blood and DNA of his four children, but also in the hearts and minds of all who knew him. He personified all that was great about the Rhodesian people, and it was a true honour and privilege to have known him.

Our sincere condolences are extended to his parents Ian and Kathy, and to his children Reece, Hayley, Kyle and Eryn.



As many readers will know, Allan Barrie Robertson died on 10th February 2020 from a massive heart attack, aged only 53.

Allan Robertson had been born in Glasgow on 23rd February 1966 into a staunchly Protestant and Loyalist family. Academically brilliant, he gained a place at the University of Glasgow where he studied History, graduating with distinction. Whilst at the University of Glasgow he became active in both the Orange Order and in politics, becoming particularly involved with the Scotland branch of the Conservative Monday Club, of which he became Chairman.

Upon graduating he decided to move to London in order to take up a high position in the Civil Service with the Department of Education. Once firmly ensconced in London he resumed his activism in patriotic politics, joining his local branch of the Conservative Party and becoming actively involved in one of the London lodges of the Orange Order. The Loyal Orders were at this time, the early 1990s, enjoying increasing support in the Capital, and Allan Robertson’s keen and dedicated activism was undoubtedly a key contribution to this growth.

Allan Robertson was not only a staunch British patriot but was furthermore a staunch British Imperial patriot. He had for long supported the rights of his kith and kin in Southern Africa (he was as active member of the Scottish Friends of South Africa whilst studying at University) and was also an active supporter of Gibraltar, visiting the colony on many occasions. In view of this it was not surprising that he gravitated towards the Neo-Imperialist movement in London, joining and rising to high office in both the London Swinton Circle and in the Springbok Club.

He was also an extremely gifted writer, and was not only a founding contributing editor of the acclaimed patriotic magazine Right Now!, but also founded and edited his own broadsheet Tough Talking From the Right. He was a strong advocate of the restoration of capital punishment, and wrote many well-researched and expertly-argued articles advocating this cause.

The period from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s proved a halcyon time for the Neo-Imperialist movement, and indeed for the patriotic cause as a whole, and Allan Robertson undoubtedly played a significant role in this upsurge of support. He became Chairman of the Springbok Club and Organiser of the Swinton Circle (which by that time had dropped the “London” prefix) whilst this present writer held the reverse positions. The arrangement worked brilliantly, with the two fraternal organisations growing steadily in both size and influence.

Alas all this changed radically in 2008, for suddenly and inexplicably Robertson started writing letters advocating that the Springbok Club be closed down and that this present writer should resign from all positions within the Swinton Circle. At first it could not be fathomed out what had caused this astonishing volte-face by Allan Robertson, but then it was discovered that he had aligned himself with a small clique of political extremists who had previously been barred from attending Swinton Circle meetings, but who were then attempting to infiltrate and take over the organisation. Why Robertson should so suddenly and unexpectedly decide to betray his former friends and colleagues and to join forces with those who sought to destroy the organisations which he had previously so keenly supported is a matter of conjecture, but as it is only conjecture it is therefore probably best not to comment any further.

After all attempts to resolve the dumbfounding turn of events amicably failed the remaining Committee members of the Swinton Circle were sadly faced with no alternative but to call an Emergency General Meeting, and at this EGM (held on 17th January 2009) a motion was passed by 13 votes to nil (2 abstentions) to expel Allan Robertson and two associates (one of who, Christopher Luke, who is also now dead) from the organisation for gross misconduct. All three were given 30 days to appeal against this decision, but none availed themselves of the opportunity of doing so. Their expulsions therefore became absolute in February 2009.

This it was thought would be the end of the whole sorry saga, but alas this did not turn out to be the case, for Robertson set up his own rival “London Swinton Circle” (reviving the former prefix), and for the next decade operated in rivalry to the patriotic mainstream, rather than working in unison with his former friends and colleagues which he had done so effectively previously. By so doing he alas managed to “con” many good people who were unaware of the true facts into believing that his rival organisation was the genuine Swinton Circle, and also caused great embarrassment to the authentic organisation by inviting several political extremists and other unsavoury characters to be his guest speakers.

Over more recent years, however, the rumour was heard that Allan Robertson had decided to disassociate himself from all these extremists and was eager to re-establish friendly links with his former friends and colleagues once again. “Feelers” were put out that if he was to issue a sincere apology for his misconduct of 2008 then any attempt on his part to re-associate with the real Swinton Circle would be looked upon very favourably. Alas however at the time of his death no such apology had been forthcoming.

The real tragedy of Allan Robertson’s prematurely early death wasn’t so much his death in itself therefore, but rather that it occurred before he could be re-united with his former friends and colleagues in the patriotic mainstream, and therefore before his undoubted talents and abilities could once again be harnessed to the advantage of a united patriotic movement which he once believed so passionately in.


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