379 Commonwealth Government to Mr Clement Attlee, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs
Cablegram 152 CANBERRA, 27 February 1942
Australian Government desires General Blamey should return here earliest possible date.  Would appreciate your release of Blamey from appointment Deputy Commander in Chief, Middle East.
Satisfactory arrangements will be made for General Morshead to act as General Officer Commanding A.I.F. for the Australian troops remaining in the Middle East.