Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
239 — 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 have now had an opportunity of considering the report of their Chiefs of Staff on their recent visit to Fiji and Tonga and they have come to the conclusion, as indicated in the penultimate paragraph of my most secret telegram [No. 185] of 3 August,3 that the time has now arrived for the despatch of a Brigade Group. They would be grateful to receive at the earliest possible date the concurrence of His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, on the receipt of which they would propose to despatch forthwith a small preliminary party to make the necessary arrangements for accommodation, etc., to be followed by the main force which it is contemplated will comprise 3050 all ranks.