291 Mr R.G. Menzies, Prime Minister, to Mr A. Eden, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs

Cablegram 139 13 October 1939,

SECRET

My telegram 6th October, No. 129. [1] Rt Hon. R.G. Casey [2] has been asked by me to act as Commonwealth Minister. He will be accompanied by Major-General J. Northcott, Deputy Chief of the General Staff, Group Captain W.D. Bostock, Assistant Chief of the Air Staff, Mr N.K.S. Brodribb, Controller General of Munitions Supply and probably Private Secretary. They will leave by Flying Boat Sydney 19th October. No announcement in regard to names of Advisers or date of departure will be made here until some time after party has left. [3]

1 Not printed (On file PRO: F0371/23967).

2 Minister for Supply and Development.

3 Menzies sent an unnumbered cablegram on the same day to S.M.

Bruce, High Commissioner in London, asking him to see this cablegram (see Defence: Special Collection 1, SR1/1, box 384, Delegation to London 1939).

[DEFENCE: SPECIAL COLLECTION 1, SR 1/1, BOX 384, DELEGATION TO LONDON 1939]