Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
336 — 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
My telegram of today (No. 335). The immediate despatch of the 2nd New Zealand Division as soon as it is ready to sail forms an essential part of the plan for the reinforcement of Greece. His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom earnestly hope for the concurrence of His Majesty's Government in New Zealand in this course. It will, of course, be understood that the Division would be fully equipped before leaving, and that it would be accompanied by an armoured brigade.
The whole plan has been discussed with Mr. Menzies, who was present at a meeting of Cabinet on 24 February. He is immediately inviting the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia to endorse his own concurrence in the despatch to Greece from North Africa of two of the Australian divisions.