P.O. Box 52090
November, 1970 (received 4 December at Johannesburg Reference Library)
Mr. A.P. Cartwright, one of South African's most experienced and respected writers, addressed the Society for the November Meeting on "THE JAMESON RAID - NEW THOUGHTS".
Mr. Cartwright certainly gave some most interesting new thoughts and for those who were not quite sure of details of the Raid were left in no doubt what it was all about by the time Mr. Cartwright had finished and for those who thought they knew ALL about it; well they just learned quite a lot more.
Mr. Cartwright has written a number of well-known publications and was for many years a journalist and reporter both here in South Africa and in England.
He served in the Royal Navy during World War II and was a member of Admiral Lord Frazer's Staff at the ceremony on the battleship "MISSOURI" when the Japanese signed the document of surrender. He thus represented South Africa.
Mr W. Carr thanked Mr. Cartwright on behalf of the Society.
Our thanks to Col. McGregor of Air Force Headquarters who was responsible for the half-hour entertainment before the Meeting. He showed two films, one of the Americans arriving and serving in Korea and the other made by African Mirror of our Cheetah Squadron which served there - both very interesting and educational films.
Due to business commitments, Mr. Pat Rice has relinquished the position of Vice-Chairman and Mr. Will Carr was unanimously elected to that position at a Committee meeting held on the 12th November. Our best wishes to you, Will, and we know that you will carry the position very well indeed.
CHANGE OF DATE : DECEMBER MEETING
Please note that the date of the December Meet ing has been changed from Thursday the 3rd. to WEDNESDAY the 2nd.
LECTURE PROGRAMME FOR 1971
We give hereunder the programme for the first five months of 1971 and will give the complete programme later in the year:-
|FEBRUARY 11th||Major D. Hall, one of our Durban members,||will address the members on a number of battles and this will be done in a novel way - more about this in the next newsletter|
|AND||Mr Tony Cross||will also address the Society on "DEVELOPMENT OF AUTOMATIC WEAPONS WORLD WAR II"|
|MARCH 11th||Mr. William Westwood||"BRAIN-WASHING OF UNITED NATIONS PRISONERS OF WAR BY THE COMMUNISTS - KOREA 1950"|
Please note the date: first Thursday due to Easter.
|Major K.B. McDonald||"KOREAN WAR AIR OFFENSIVE WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO S.A.CHEETAH SQUADRON:"|
|MAY 13th||Dr. Hugh Tracey||"HISTORY IN SONG"|
|JUNE 10th||Prof. Albert Geyser||"THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS - THE WAR SCROLL"|
CAMEO TALK: November Meeting: Mr. V. Solomon will talk on the attitude of the American public towards the Korean War versus the attitude towards the present Vietnam War.
PAYMENTS: In order to minimise the administrative work, and therefore expenses as well, we will not issue receipts as such for subs, but ask you to accept your membership card as acknowledgment of the receipt of your subs. This will be sent to you attached to the following newsletter.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Please notify change of address promptly and see that the new address is printed and not written.
COMMITTEE MEETING: A Committee Meeting will be held at the War Museum on Wednesday 2nd. Dec., 1970 at 7.10 p.m.
The Chairman and his Committee Members wish all members a very Happy Christmas and health and happiness in the New Year.
B. G. Simpkins