Other formats

    TEI XML file   ePub eBook file  


    mail icontwitter iconBlogspot iconrss icon

The New Zealand Dental Services

War Diary, 6 March 1940:

page 138

War Diary, 6 March 1940:

Ascertained that new paybooks (AB64) are to be issued and that the finalised copy is already about to be printed. No provision has been made for space to insert particulars of artificial dentures supplied and steps had not been taken to replace N.Z. 361A, at present in the New Zealand paybooks. Discussed the position with the Paymaster and finally with the Assistant Adjutant and Quarter-Master-General. The latter is not prepared to print a page similar to N.Z. 361A but will insert a space similar to that in the British paybook and headed ‘Particulars of new dentures supplied’.

This emphasises the administrative wilderness in which the ADDS was wandering. It is remarkable that anything affecting the Dental Corps was not first referred to the head of the service for comment, and inconceivable that, had the ADDS been included in the ordinary distribution list, such an oversight could have occurred.