Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
315 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand1 — [Extract]
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Governor-General of New Zealand1
Your telegram of 20 June….2
3. His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom would welcome the proposal that a platoon from New Zealand should be stationed at Fanning Island in time of peace, whether permanent or for the temporary purposes mentioned in your telegram, if His Majesty's Government in New Zealand, after consideration of defence requirements generally, should decide in favour of such a course. It is assumed that His Majesty's Government in New Zealand would be willing to bear the costs of the necessary arrangements for reception of the force and its subsequent maintenance….