Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
151 — The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
His Majesty's Government in New Zealand, in the light of the considerations set out in your telegrams of 17 May (Nos. 148 and 149), are prepared to agree to the proposals for the diversion of convoy US 3 to the United Kingdom and for the necessary adjustments in accommodation contemplated. They trust, however, that every possibility of providing suitable accommodation will be explored and that the best arrangements possible will be made, having regard both to the comfort and the health of the troops. In view of the reference in your daily war telegram of 19 May (No. 150) to the possibility of a German raider being abroad in the vicinity of South Africa, His Majesty's Government in New Zealand continue to hold some anxiety as to the safety of the convoy and presume that, with a view to strengthening the escort if necessary, this aspect of the matter is being most carefully watched.