Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
297 — 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
My Ministers are most grateful for your telegram of 28 June (No. 296) and are making arrangements accordingly. The despatch of the two Forestry companies and two Army Troops companies of page 218 Engineers in the Awatea will be possible on or about 11 July. However, my Ministers will be glad if they can be informed whether it is now desired that the Awatea should proceed to the United Kingdom, or whether the proposal made in my telegram of 18 June (No. 295), that the convoy should proceed via Vancouver, which they prefer, can be adopted.