401 Mr M. J. Savage, N.Z. Prime Minister, to Mr R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister

Cablegram go WELLINGTON, 2 December 1939, 10.50 p.m.

SECRET AND PERSONAL

We are informed by Fraser' that your Government is favourably disposed to despatch the first group of your force on or about 9th January. Should be glad if you would confirm this in order to permit us to arrange for despatch of our own group in time to join convoy. I should be greatly obliged for an immediate reply enable me to advise London.

1 Peter Fraser, N.Z. Minister for Education, Health, Marine and Police, who was then visiting London for ministerial discussions.

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