Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
323 — 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 28 August.
My acting Prime Minister informs me that a force of two officers and thirty men1 will leave New Zealand for Fanning Island direct at 5 p.m. tomorrow, 30 August, in HMS Leander.2
His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia and the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific are being advised accordingly.
1 No. 1 Platoon, A Company, New Zealand Regular Force.
2 HMNZS Leander, 6-inch cruiser, 7270 tons, attached to the New Zealand Division of the Royal Navy.