Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
315 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand
Your telegram of 14 August (No. 314). There is no immediate operational role seen for the 12th New Zealand Railway Survey Company and at present it is impossible to forecast when the unit could be so employed. The Army Council therefore agrees with the proposal that the personnel from the Railway Survey Company should be utilised to form the nucleus of the Survey Battery, but hopes that the New Zealand Government will be prepared, if and when one is required later, to raise another Railway Survey Company to replace the 12th New Zealand Railway Survey Company.1
The readiness in meeting the request for the formation of a Survey Battery is highly appreciated.