Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
419 — The Prime Minister of New Zealand (Cairo) to the acting Prime Minister
The Prime Minister of New Zealand (Cairo) to the acting Prime Minister
At the special request of the First Lord of the Admiralty1 I have in the circumstances at once agreed to the Leander being despatched to the Mediterranean. The help of the Leander type of cruiser is essential to support our men in Crete. I would be glad of your endorsement of my action.
1 Rt. Hon. Albert Victor Alexander, PC, CH.