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.
[AA:A2937, FAR EAST POSITION 1942]