442 Commonwealth Government to Lord Caldecote, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Cablegram 322 26 June 1940,
My cablegram of 13th June  and your telegram 180 of 16th June in reply , His Majesty's Government in the Commonwealth of Australia has approved of the following being made available to the United Kingdom:-
(1) One armed merchant cruiser and one sloop at once and a further sloop at the end of July for use in the East Indies;
(2) One extra squadron of Hudsons and one squadron of Wirraways for employment to release R.A.F. units at Singapore;
and propose that the necessary detailed arrangements to give effect thereto be made direct between the Australian Naval and Air Departments and the Admiralty and Air Ministry respectively.