Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
113 — The New Zealand Naval Board to the Admiralty
The New Zealand Naval Board to the Admiralty
Your 1250 of 17 April.1 Although most reluctant still further to reduce the strength of the proposed escort and much concerned as to the situation that may result, His Majesty's Government in New Zealand are nevertheless prepared to accept the point of view expressed by the Admiralty. At the same time they must stress the fact that they would feel much happier were it possible to substitute an 8-inch cruiser for a 6-inch cruiser. They ask that such further consideration as is practicable be given to this possibility.
1 Not published. The text of this telegram is given in the Naval Secretary's memorandum of 19 Apr to the Permanent Head of the Prime Minister's Department.