Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
312 — The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
The Governor-General of New Zealand to the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Your telegram of 5 March.
His Majesty's Government in New Zealand have given consideration to the question raised in the last sentence of the first paragraph of your telegram under reference. Under present conditions the length of time between receipt of information and the sailing of the Fanning Island force would be three weeks. His Majesty's Government in New Zealand are, however, now making arrangements by which, after a period of about two months from date, the length of time referred to will be reduced to three days.