Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
384 — Special Order of the Day by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, GCB, CMC, MC
Special Order of the Day by General Sir Archibald P. Wavell, GCB, CMC, MC
I wish to congratulate all the troops who took part in the expedition to Greece on the magnificent courage, skill, and discipline which they showed in one of the most difficult and trying operations which Imperial Forces have ever experienced.
The heavy losses they have inflicted on the enemy and the fighting quality which they have shown will have a great effect on the war and enable us to face the coming struggle in the Middle East with confidence.
On behalf of the Army, I have thanked the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force for the self-sacrificing help which they gave during the operations and the re-embarkation.
A. P. Wavell,