Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
326 — The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs2
The Prime Minister of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs2
His Majesty's Government in New Zealand consider in view of the deterioration of the position in the Pacific that the garrison at Fanning Island, which consists of one platoon, should be reinforced by another platoon consisting of approximately one officer and thirty-two other ranks. Unless His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom signify any objection, His Majesty's Government in New Zealand propose to despatch this platoon by the first available vessel.
2 Viscount Cranborne. This telegram was repeated to the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific.