Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
387 — Letter from Colonel C. W. Salmon, New Zealand Chiefs of Staff Representative, to Admiral Halsey
Letter from Colonel C. W. Salmon, New Zealand Chiefs of Staff Representative, to Admiral Halsey
My Dear Admiral,
The Hon. W. Perry has asked me to ensure that your notes of his conference with you make it clear regarding the New Zealand manpower as it affects the present campaigns.
For your present campaigns New Zealand has made provision for 2000 reinforcements to meet the requirements of the 3rd New Zealand Division, which is at present constituted in two brigades, plus tank squadron, ancillary and base units. This means that the New Zealand Army Force, including reinforcements, will total 17,831.
In view of New Zealand's Air Force and other manpower commitments no further provision can be made at present without altering such commitments.
(Sgd) C. W. Salmon,
new zealand chiefs of staff representative