323 Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London, to Mr J. A. Lyons, Prime Minister

Cablegram unnumbered LONDON, 2 December 1938, 7.10 p.m.

SECRET PERSONAL

Have now received a letter from the First Lord of the Admiralty [1] with regard to a Capital Ship being stationed in the Far East.

Am forwarding copy by air due Australia 13th December. [2]

BRUCE

1 Earl Stanhope.

2 It did not arrive until 23 December (see Document 336).

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