Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
67 — The Prime Minister to General Freyberg
The Prime Minister to General Freyberg
Your telegrams of 4 and 8 October.2
We have as yet received no communication from the War Office but, assuming it concurs, the Government approve all changes in principle, the changes to be made as and when equipment becomes available. We presume that you will form the new units and find the increases from personnel already overseas. Should this course be followed, will the reinforcement programme already arranged cover requirements, that is, 6500 4th Reinforcements and 6500 5th Reinforcements?3
2 General Freyberg's telegram of 8 Oct is not published. In it he estimated the numbers of officers and other ranks required to meet the nine recommendations of the Bartholomew report and his own supplementary recommendations.