Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume I
229 — The Admiralty to the Australian Commonwealth Naval Board
The Admiralty to the Australian Commonwealth Naval Board
Repeated to the New Zealand Naval Board.
The proposals in your telegrams of 5 August (Nos. 225 and 226) are concurred in by the Admiralty in so far as the organisation of the escorts is concerned. It is hoped that they are also acceptable to the New Zealand Naval Board.
The precise date of sailing may, however, require adjustment with regard to the availability of shipping and escorts for the onward passage to Egypt, in relation to other large troop movements which have already commenced from the United Kingdom to the same destination. This aspect of the question is under urgent examination and a further signal will be sent you.1