Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
314 — 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
With reference to the last sentence of the second paragraph of your telegram of 26 July,3 and your telegram of 10 August (No. 313), His Majesty's Government in New Zealand would appreciate early page 228 advice regarding the future plans for the disposal of the 12th New Zealand Railway Survey Company.
The Survey Battery referred to in your telegram No. 313 will be provided, and if the 12th New Zealand Railway Survey Company is not required it is proposed to utilise personnel therefrom to form its nucleus.
The position in regard to equipment for the Survey Battery is now being investigated and advice in respect of this will later be sent to you.
3 See Third Echelon (No. 220). The sentence referred to reads: It is suggested also that the 12th New Zealand Railway Survey Company should remain for the present in New Zealand, but we should be very grateful if a Headquarters Railway Operating Group (total all ranks, 26—see WE 4/1931/17/2) could be raised and despatched with the other Transportation units in US 4.