The Jock Column

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The Association publishes “The Jock Column”, a leading journal of its kind in South Africa. This publication is distributed to members in South Africa, the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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Members and interested parties are invited to submit letters and articles of interest to :
The Editor Jock Column – email: jock.column@jocks.co.za

The Jock Column – Advertising Rates 2019 per issue

Full page b/w – R300.00
Half page b/w – R150.00
Quarter page b/w –  R75.00
Inside back cover b/w – R350.00
Outside back cover, full colour – rates on application

A message from the Editor

For those who do not know me, a brief introduction. My name is Geoff Lathy.

A message from the Editor ~ Geoff Lathy

“It is with much sadness, and trepidation on my part, that we bid farewell to Paddy Clarence as editor of The Jock Column. I am sure many of you feel, as do I, an enormous sense of gratitude to Paddy for the twenty odd years he has spent as Editor, during which he has produced a huge number of editions of The Jock Column, no small undertaking, and often thankless, chasing submissions and finding advertisers to help offset production costs.

It is with this in mind that we shall be st moving into the 21 Century and taking The Jock Column digital.
Members will need to register on the Jock’s website www.jocks.co.za Members Hub in order to download the new digital edition of The Jock Column.

This will help on two fronts, members will now be able to obtain their fix without having to be subjected to the vagaries of the post office, something our overseas readers in particular will appreciate, and we will save an enormous amount of money on production costs.

Each edition of the Column costs the Association around R10,000.00, money which can be better applied elsewhere. We will still do a small print run for those who are unable to access The Jock Column online.

For those who do not know me, a brief introduction. My name is Geoff Lathy.
I have been proofreading The Jock Column for a while now and have been volunteered to take over from Paddy, ably assisted by David Harris, Susan Wright and many others. It seems ‘an impossible thing to do before breakfast!’, but here I am with my first edition completed.

My apologies if I inadvertently repeat anything you’ve read before, but I hope that, at the very least, I will be able to provide you with your dose of news and articles of interest.

I am the baby in the Association having done my national service in 1988/1989. I did my basic training at 3SAI and the rest of my 2 years at 4SAI, with an 11-month sojourn on the border during the implementation of UN Resolution 435.

Following that I was sent to the Jocks for camps. I then avoided any interaction with the military until the MOTH grabbed me in 2015 and RSM Wright, who is in my Shellhole, discovered that I had been in the Jocks. The rest, as they say, is history.

It has been a wonderful experience to be back in the fold, and what a privilege to have served, and to be able to continue serving, the finest Regiment in the world, the Transvaal Scottish. ” ~ Geoff Lathy

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