Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
197 — 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
Your telegram of 20 September (No. 196). The United Kingdom's needs during the present critical weeks are fully appreciated by His Majesty's Government in New Zealand, and they acquiesce in the desire of the United Kingdom Government to retain the troops of the New Zealand brigade. They are satisfied to leave to the United Kingdom authorities the date of the departure of those troops to the Middle East.