Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
36 — The Chief of the General Staff (Wellington) to General Freyberg — [Extract]
The Chief of the General Staff (Wellington) to General Freyberg
Your telegram of 30 September. Outbreaks of measles and influenza have hampered the training of reinforcements. The 4th Reinforcements are now in camp. I will do everything possible and will discuss expediting their despatch with War Cabinet….2
2 In the text omitted General Duigan advised that he would shortly be leaving New Zealand for Delhi to lead the New Zealand mission on munitions and supplies, and suggested that he should visit Egypt after the conference for discussions with General Freyberg. General Freyberg cabled the Minister of Defence on 3 Oct that ‘exchange of views would be valuable to policy’, and General Duigan arrived in Egypt on 28 Nov.