See the August issue of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The August issue of the magazine has four pages on the life and career of Flight Lieutenant Andrew Beauchamp Proctor VC, DSO, MC & Bar, DFC, who was awarded the VC for bravery during the First World War.

Headmaster’s son Andrew Frederick Weatherby Proctor – his full name at birth but later amended – was born in the small port of Mossel Bay, Cape Colony, South Africa, on September 4 1894. (more…)

Harrowing exposé of lion abattoirs reads like a crime thriller

First published in Business Day on 30 July 2020.

Michael Ashcroft sends former members of the Special Forces on a secret mission to infiltrate the business of bones in ‘Unfair Game’ South Africans have a remarkable talent for frothing with indignant bluster over outrageous events, then fading into apathy before any real change occurs. We do it with everything — rape, murder and rampant looting — with each fresh case hailed as the turning point sure to trigger some legal or behavioural epiphany. Except it never does.

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Selina MacKenzie in conversation with Lord Ashcroft

Lord Ashcroft talks to Selina MacKenzie, of Talk Radio Europe, about his latest book, Unfair Game, which investigates South Africa’s illegal lion trade and explores what governments around the world can do stop the illegal bone trade .

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Bruce Whitfield talks to Lord Ashcroft about Unfair Game

In an interview with Bruce Whitfield, of 702’s The Money Show in South Africa, Lord Ashcroft discusses his new book, Unfair Game, and the reasons that prompted him to write it.

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Unfair Game released in South Africa, 15 July 2020

RELEASED IN SOUTH AFRICA 15 JULY 2020

Please click HERE to view the YouTube film linked to the book that reveals the shocking revelations from the investigation into captive-bred lion farming in South Africa.

15th July 2020 – South Africa has long been regarded as a conservation champion and a nation deeply committed to the ongoing protection of its wilderness areas and the iconic wildlife species that call them home. However, these are challenging times for the “Rainbow Nation” as its game reserves and national parks battle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown that has devastated valuable revenue streams derived from eco-tourism.

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Half blinded, flesh peeling and flames licking through his cockpit: How Battle of Britain hero ‘Nick’ Nicolson still hunted down one more kill

First published in the Mail on Sunday on 12 July 2020.

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few,’ said Winston Churchill as the Battle of Britain reached its height in the late summer of 1940.

This desperate fight for the skies above southern England – and for the fate of Britain herself – lasted for almost four months, from July 10 until October 31.

Yet for all the bravery shown by thousands of airmen, only one individual was awarded the Victoria Cross – Britain and the Commonwealth’s ultimate gallantry award.

That man was Flight Lieutenant (later Wing Commander) ‘Nick’ Nicolson, for a single act of valour in the skies that typified the grit and fighting spirit summed up in Churchill’s words as the RAF, led by Fighter Command, sought to prevent Germany from invading. (more…)

Lion cubs to bones – Africa Geographic interview Lord Ashcroft about ‘UNFAIR GAME’

Q&A with Lord Ashcroft about the captive lion trade and his book ‘UNFAIR GAME.’

There can never be any reason or justification to breed lions for tourist cub petting and adolescent lion walking, canned/other hunting or the bone trade. This ugly, cruel, morally bankrupt and biodiversity-destructive industry has to be shut down. One man who is out there fighting to stop this industry is Lord Ashcroft – international businessman, philanthropist, author, and pollster.

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Kevin O’Sullivan, of talkRADIO, speaks to Lord Ashcroft about Unfair Game

Kevin O’Sullivan interviews Lord Ashcroft for talkRADIO, discussing his latest book, ‘Unfair Game’, which reveals the dark truth about South Africa’s shameful, large-scale, captive-bred lion farming industry, and the illegal exportation of lion bones for the black market.

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See the July issue of Britain at War for Lord Ashcroft’s new bravery article

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has had his latest “hero of the month” article published in Britain at War, the country’s best-selling military history monthly magazine.

The July issue of the magazine has four pages on the life and career of Captain James Edgar Leach, who was awarded the VC for bravery during the First World War.

Leach, who was born in Lancaster, Lancashire, enlisted in the 3rd (Special Reserve) Battalion, the Northamptonshire Regiment, in 1910. (more…)

The ups & downs of the Battle of Britain’s busiest flying ace.

First published in Saga Magazine in July 2020. 

John Freeborn, a daring Spitfire pilot, overcame tragedy to end the war a hero, notching up more flying hours than any other defending our isles. Lord Ashcroft tells his amazing story as we mark the Battle of Britain’s 80th anniversary.

Wartime stories often contain a mix of tragedy and triumph. However, few pilots can have experienced such a range of emotions as Wing Commander John Freeborn during the Second World War.

A tough, no-nonsense Yorkshireman, Freeborn began the war as the central figure in a ‘friendly fire’ incident that claimed the life of a British airman, yet ended it not only highly decorated but with the distinction of flying more Battle of Britain hours than any other RAF pilot. (more…)

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