Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
307 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand
Your telegram of 23 July (No. 302) and my telegram of 30 July.3 According to arrangements which have been made with General page 224 Freyberg, the New Zealand Transportation units in the United Kingdom will sail to the Middle East about 4 August in convoy W to Z. At his request the No. 1 New Zealand Convalescent Depot, New Zealand Medical Corps, will also sail in this convoy. The [two words mutilated] New Zealand Transportation units, both from New Zealand and from the United Kingdom, should operate as General Headquarters troops in the Middle East Command under the Director of Transport, Middle East.
We should be glad to learn as soon as possible what technical and personal equipment will be brought by the Transportation units and Army Troops companies of Engineers from New Zealand. If full-scale equipment cannot be provided we will try to make the balance available in the Middle East.
3 See Third Echelon (No. 223).