Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
453 — General Freyberg to the acting Prime Minister
General Freyberg to the acting Prime Minister
Reference your telegram of 9 June.
Regarding the Fijians, I feel that good use could be made of their infantry battalions, their engineers and a number of men for small page 481 units. The approximate numbers which we could use with great effect would be:
|Divisional Defence and Employment Company||250|
|Brigade Defence Platoons (3 × 23)||69|
|Field Company, Engineers||259|
|Infantry battalions (3 × 786)||2,358|
|First reinforcements for 1946||500|
A reply to your cable and outline proposals for your consideration will be cabled in a few days.