Problems of 2 NZEF
Our experience in the war showed that after about three years of overseas service there will be a demand from the people of the country that men with longest service should come home. There should be no repetition of the ‘furlough’ scheme. It should be a replacement scheme straight out. It should be remembered, however, that when a man begins to realise that his turn for replacement is approaching, there will be a tendency for him to have his head over his shoulder. His usefulness as a soldier will show a steady decline.