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
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.