Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
340 — General Freyberg to the Minister of Defence
General Freyberg to the Minister of Defence
Although the LRDG are General Headquarters troops not under my control in any way, I try, as you know, to keep touch. I asked for a report on the New Zealand Squadron before leaving Egypt and have received the following:
The New Zealand Squadron is based on Calino with two patrols on islands farther west. Casualties believed nil.
I am not entirely happy about the LRDG now that we are moving to a different theatre. It may not be practicable to withdraw the page 309 New Zealand Squadron, but I feel, if and when it can be relieved, that the time has come when it should be recalled and our commitment with the LRDG should cease.
I have asked Middle East for a further report and will keep you in touch.