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.
[AA:MP1217, BOX 552, STRATEGICAL APPRECIATION IN FAR EAST