Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
323 — Letter from General Headquarters, Middle East, to General Freyberg
Letter from General Headquarters, Middle East, to General Freyberg
The Commander-in-Chief has heard with some concern that you are anxious to withdraw the New Zealand personnel from the Long Range Patrol. He very much hopes that you will see your way not to press this request in view of the excellent work this patrol is doing and the long time it takes to train a patrol. The patrol is definitely carrying out a very important role in our war effort in that it watches the Western Desert towards the Kufra Oasis.
If you still feel that the New Zealand personnel should be returned to their units, the Commander-in-Chief will be glad of an opportunity of discussing the matter with you.
1Christian names and, in some cases, nicknames were used throughout this correspondence; for this reason, addresses and signatures have been omitted.