Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
244 — Memorandum from Headquarters, New Zealand Division, to Headquarters, British Troops in Egypt — DETACHMENTS FROM NEW ZEALAND DIVISION
Memorandum from Headquarters, New Zealand Division, to Headquarters, British Troops in Egypt
DETACHMENTS FROM NEW ZEALAND DIVISION
Further to my letter of 29 September and to your memorandum of 4 October, I am anxious to concentrate all troops of my Division as early as possible so that the much-needed collective training can be recommenced.
In addition to the units and individuals mentioned in my letter referred to above, I would very much like to have returned to my command—
|4th Field Regiment||Western Desert|
|34th Anti-Tank Battery||Western Desert|
|5th Field Park Company||Western Desert|
|6th Field Company||Western Desert|
|27th Machine Gun Battalion (1 Company)||Western Desert|
|4th Field Ambulance||Western Desert|
|Divisional Cavalry Regiment||Western Desert|
|Ammunition Company, NZASC||Abbassia|
Without 4th Reserve Mechanical Transport Company, NZASC, and No. 1 Company, Divisional Signals, the training of the Division page 187 will be very much hampered, as I am sure you will agree, and I request that you will endeavour to return those two units, together with those mentioned in the above paragraph, at an early date.
I fully appreciate your difficulties and realise that all these detachments cannot be recalled at once, but I would be grateful if you could give me some indication of the date of their return, to enable me to make a training plan.
B. C. Freyberg,
Commanding New Zealand Division