Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
345 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
In forwarding you the appended series of telegrams (Nos. 346–352), which shows how the matter has been thrashed out, War Cabinet wish me to ask your assent to the employment of the New Zealand Division in the dangerous and glorious duty which now falls to their lot in common with the Imperial Forces concerned.1
1 The New Zealand Government had given its assent on 26 Feb to the use of the New Zealand Division in Greece on the understanding that it would be fully equipped and accompanied by an armoured brigade (see No. 337). The movement of troops from Egypt to Greece had begun on 6 Mar. In the changed circumstances, as outlined in telegrams Nos. 346–352, the Dominion Governments were asked to renew their approval to the use of their troops in Greece.