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

44 — Headquarters 2nd NZEF (Cairo) to Army Headquarters (Wellington)

Headquarters 2nd NZEF (Cairo) to Army Headquarters (Wellington)

12 December 1940

Reference your telegram of 9 December.

Provided the original total for the 4th Reinforcements (6500), 5th Reinforcements (6500), and 6th Reinforcements and later (each 4100) is adhered to without any deficiency, no additional numbers will be required. We will be glad of as many 5th Reinforcements as are available as early as can be arranged. The composition of the first page 32 portion should be as given in my telegram of 5 December1 up to the total of 55 officers and 2248 other ranks given therein. Any balance should consist of replacements for cavalry and infantry in that order.

1 Not published.