John Colin Campbell Jordan
19, 1923 — April 9, 2009
LIVES ON — An old warrior rests.
HARROGATE, England — Colin Jordan, the elder statesman of
National Socialism in Britain and a powerful voice of
post-war National Socialism around the world, has died. He
1923, Jordan was educated at Warwick School and between 1946
and 1949 at Cambridge University, where he graduated with
honours in history.
Jordan formed the Nationalist Club, from where he was
invited to join the short-lived British Peoples Party, a
group of former British Union of Fascists members led by
Lord Tavistock, heir to the Duke of Bedford. Jordan soon
became associated with the prewar National Socialist leader
Arnold Leese and was left a property in Leese's will, which
became the base of operations when Jordan launched the White
Defence League in 1956. Jordan later merged
this organization with the National Labor Party to form the
British National Party in 1960, which he left following a
dispute over his advocacy of open National Socialism.
Cambridge, Jordan taught mathematics at a secondary school
in Coventry, until he was banned because of his
As a result he
founded the National Socialist Movement [not to be confused
with a group with similar name in the United States] in
1962, along with John Tyndall. The two were successful in
eluding authorities to bring the banned American National
Socialist George Lincoln Rockwell into the country for a
spectacular appearance in August of that year at an
international conference of National Socialists hosted by
Jordan in the Cotswolds. The gathering resulted in the
formation of the World Union of National Socialists, of
which Jordan became its first commander.
later, Jordan was arrested and imprisoned for organizing an
elite formation of the Movement, as well as for a "Hitler
Was Right!" speech he gave in London's Trafalgar Square. He
was again imprisoned in 1967 for publishing and
disseminating literature on the Jewish question and the
threat of coloured immigration.
In the 1980s,
Jordan revived Gothic Ripples, originally Arnold
Leese's publication, as his personal newsletter.
Over the years
the redoubtable Jordan was subject to numerous house
searches and prosecutions, all stemming from
alleged violations of Britain's notorious racial speech
laws, in the course of which irreplaceable books and
manuscripts were seized. Despite it all, he
remained steadfast and indefatigable in his convictions and
in defence of the National Socialist cause.
Colin Jordan was
an honorary member of the NEW ORDER and recipient of its
highest award, the Loyalty Badge. He was a close friend of
the current head of the World Union of National Socialists,
Jordan lived on
a small farm estate near Harrogate in the Yorkshire
Dales. He is survived by his wife Julia and a stepdaughter.
NOW, GOOD AND FAITHFUL WARRIOR, ENTER
Colin's obituary is
courtesy of NSNS Friday, 10 April