226 Evatt to Hodgson
Cablegram EC5 LONDON, 19 June 1943, 2 p.m.
IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET
1. Please give personal message to Mr. Curtin as follows:-
In the course of a remarkably intimate letter from President Roosevelt  he said- 'I am delighted over the result which, by constant pressure, came out of the War Department. I shall keep at it to ensure deliveries as soon as possible.' This reference to the equipment for the additional Australian squadrons will greatly interest and please you. I urge that you will make the announcement as to the complete success of the mission as soon as possible. You should know too that Churchill has conveyed the facts to the Cabinet here. Further, all senior air officials know, and Bruce has also been informed. Therefore, there is a real danger of a press leakage from London or Washington. In the circumstances it would be unfortunate to delay too long.
2. Please show copy of above message to Shedden. I am sure that both you and Shedden will agree with my suggestion and that Shedden will help to frame appropriate announcement along lines suggested in my first telegram to the Prime Minister. 
Very best wishes to you all.