Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
304 — General Freyberg (London) to the Minister of Defence
General Freyberg (London) to the Minister of Defence
I have cabled regarding escort—see my message of 25 July.1
The Admiralty will cable regarding the route to be taken, which they will not disclose to me.
Transportation units in the Middle East will be Army troops and will work under the direct supervision of the Chief Engineer, Army Headquarters. I feel that that arrangement will be to the satisfaction of all concerned. As I shall be in the Middle East by then and can keep my eye upon them, I suggest the New Zealand Government should agree.