253 Mr R. G. Menzies, Prime Minister, to Mr S. M. Bruce, High Commissioner in London

Cablegram unnumbered 18 May 1940,


With reference to Dominions Office telegram 155 regarding Convoy U.S.3 [1] my telegram raising queries [2] was result of sharp division opinion in War Cabinet.

In view answer now received [3] I am strongly advising Cabinet to agree United Kingdom as ultimate destination but cannot arrange Cabinet Meeting until Tuesday. [4] Understand meanwhile Convoy en route Cape Town.

Please convey foregoing unofficially to United Kingdom Government.


1 Document 252.

2 Document 250.

3 Document 252.

4 21 May 1940.

[AA: M100, MAY 1940]