Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
39 — General Freyberg to the Minister of Defence
General Freyberg to the Minister of Defence
The difficulty in the Pacific is realised and I wish to help by all possible means. I would be glad to accept the first alternative in your message of 12 October in place of those you desire for Fiji. We would be prepared to accept all reinforcements with one month's service now that Base is functioning.1
1 The 4th Reinforcements sailed in three sections. The first section left New Zealand on 8 Nov 1940, the second section on 20 Dec 1940, and the third section on 1 Feb 1941.