Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
313 — 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
My most secret telegram of 5 April. My Ministers advise me that it has not yet been found possible to make the arrangements indicated in the last sentence of my telegram under reference, and that in the meantime the length of time between receipt of information and sailing of the Fanning Island force will remain at three weeks.1 They add that special attention is being given to the measures necessary to shorten this period.
1 By 7 Jun 1939 only 37 enlistments had been received for the force of 150.