Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
322 — 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 25 August.
His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom would be grateful if the preliminary force could move at once to Fanning Island. It is considered that it would be advisable that the force should be escorted, and it is suggested that it might be transported in a cruiser of the New Zealand Naval Forces. In the present circumstances the despatch of the full establishment does not appear to be necessary.