Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
327 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand3
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand3
Your telegram of 19 February.
His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom much appreciate the decision of His Majesty's Government in New Zealand, conveyed in your telegram No. 59 of 18 February,4 to mount and man the 6-inch gun which has been allocated to Fanning Island, and to provide all stores necessary for mounting and accommodation for personnel. page 344 Information as to the date when the gun will arrive at Fanning Island will be sent as soon as possible. The United Kingdom authorities are experiencing some difficulty in securing the range-finding gear required, and it would be most helpful if this gear could be provided from New Zealand. We should be glad to learn as soon as possible whether suitable gear is available in New Zealand and, if so, whether it could be released for Fanning Island.
3 Repeated to the High Commissioner for the Western Pacific.
4 Not published.