394 Legation in Washington to Department of External Affairs
Cablegram 406 WASHINGTON, 7 March 1942, 12.42 a.m.
For Chief of Naval Staff  from Naval Attache.  Tropic 189.
Combined Chiefs of Staff have decided Northern Australia is to revert to Australian Command on the understanding Dutch headquarters will be allowed to operate A.B.D.A. aircraft and ships from Australia if they so desire.