Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
221 — The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
His Majesty's Government in New Zealand are grateful for your telegram of 26 July (No. 220). In this connection they would, however, much appreciate at the earliest possible moment a definite indication of the number of officers and men from New Zealand for whom accommodation3 will be available and the transport that it is proposed to use for this purpose. It will be understood that immediate arrangements will need to be made by His Majesty's Government in New Zealand for departure on the date mentioned in your telegram, and it is essential that the exact numbers for which these preparations must be made should be made known to them immediately.
3 A further cable from the Governor-General on 30 Jul 1940 read as follows:
Ministers urge a most immediate reply to my most secret and most immediate telegram of 28 July (No. 221). Should there be any misunderstanding of the information that they require, they ask that this message be interpreted by inserting the words ‘in convoy US 4’ after the word ‘accommodation’.