Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
302 — 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
Your telegram of 22 July (No. 301). The employment in the Middle East of the New Zealand Transportation units is agreed to in principle by His Majesty's Government in New Zealand. It is assumed that this proposal will apply to those units now in the United Kingdom as well as to those still in this Dominion.
In this connection they note that a further telegram is contemplated and they hope that in that communication they will be informed in all necessary detail of the proposals regarding the transport and escort to be provided, the route to be followed (both from the United Kingdom and New Zealand), the date of movement, and the formation to which the units will be attached on their arrival in the Middle East.