Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
97 — General Freyberg to the Minister of Defence [Extract]
General Freyberg to the Minister of Defence [Extract]
….1 I have just returned from the desert after a four-day training scheme with the First Echelon. The Artillery have now calibrated and fired a training practice with 18-pounders; they should get 25-pounders any day now. The 4th Infantry Brigade are fit and 95 per cent equipped. In my opinion the 4th Brigade Group are now trained and equipped on a sufficient scale to take any operational role. They will operate in the Western Desert until they are relieved by an Australian division.2
1 See Concentration of the 2nd New Zealand Division (No. 249) for rest of text.
2 6th Australian Division.