Telegram from Minister of Defence

Submitted by peterfos on Wednesday, 8 July 2009 - 4:26pm
Telegram from Minister of Defence to members of NEWZAD, 1965

Telegram sent by Acting Minister of Defence, (Josiah) Ralph Hanan to Sergeant Peter Foster and members of the New Zealand Army Detachment Vietnam (NEWZAD) prior to their departure for Vietnam, 21 May 1965.

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Please convey the following message to members of your party stop I wish all service men a happy and successful tour of duty overseas.

J.R. Hanan
for Minister of Defence


Telegram courtesy Peter Foster

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