202 Commonwealth Government to Mr A. Eden, U.K. Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs

Cablegram 195 2 May 1940,

MOST IMMEDIATE MOST SECRET

Reference your telegram 131 [1], embarkation of third convoy is to proceed as arranged, and by the time it reaches Fremantle appreciation will have been considered and decision reached by Commonwealth Government. New Zealand has been informed. [2]

1 Cablegram 131 of 1 May 1940 (on file AA: A1608, A41/1/1, ix) reported that the appreciation requested by the Commonwealth Govt could not be dispatched before 3 May.

2 The cablegram to the New Zealand Govt (on the file cited in note 1) was in similar terms.

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