Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume II
79 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand1 — [Extract]
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand1
Your telegram of 4 September.
The further units of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force which His Majesty's Government in New Zealand have decided to offer for service overseas, are warmly welcomed by His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom, who deeply appreciate the spirit which has prompted the offer. We shall await with interest the result of the further consideration being given to the remainder of the proposals in FFC 36.
The proposals regarding the Home Defence forces are also noted with interest. As regards equipment, considerable quantities of some of the items required have already been released and the possibilities of supplying the remainder are now being considered….2
2 The text omitted contained references to other telegrams concerning New Zealand's fixed defences and naval ammunition requirements.