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Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I

40 — Memorandum from the Minister of Defence1 to General Freyberg

page 33

Memorandum from the Minister of Defence1 to General Freyberg

5 January 1940

Major-General B. C. Freyberg,

General Officer Commanding,

2nd New Zealand Expeditionary Force Overseas,

The General Officer Commanding is hereby vested with the following powers:


Authority to increase the scale of ration, if necessary.


Authority to procure equipment (shown on equipment tables) that cannot be supplied through official channels. Such equipment to be bought through Ordnance channels where possible.


Authority to incur expenditures which cannot be foreseen at present, and which the General Officer Commanding considers necessary, for protection of the health of the Force.


Authority to incur expenditure, not exceeding £500 for any one transaction, for the recreation or other amenities of the Force.


Authority to disburse, at the discretion of the General Officer Commanding, from an entertainment fund which will be provided, to an amount not exceeding £1000 per annum.

F. Jones,

Minister of Defence

1 Hon. Frederick Jones, Minister of Defence from 1935 to date.