257 Commonwealth Government to U.K. Dominions Office
Cablegram 11 CANBERRA, 6 January 1942, 1.05 a.m.
IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET
Your telegram No. 16 of the 3rd January.  Commonwealth Government agree to the despatch of the sixth and seventh A.I.F.
to Singapore together with corps of troops and maintenance and base organisations from the Middle East to the Netherlands East Indies.  We assume that adequate measures will be taken for their security both in respect of naval escorts and air protection when approaching destination.