740.0011 P. W./186

Memorandum of Conversation, by the Under Secretary of State (Welles)

The British Ambassador called to see me this afternoon at my request.

The Ambassador gave me a copy of a secret memorandum60 containing information regarding British naval and military forces at Singapore which he had prepared in response to a request made by Secretary Hull. (I subsequently handed this memorandum to the Secretary personally.)

S[umner] W[elles]
  1. Not printed; it indicated the British Government’s intentions to increase British air strength in Malaya to 22 squadrons of 336 aircraft (846d.20/62).