The Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant ) to the Secretary of State
[Received January 31—10 a.m.]
463. Department’s 304, January 26. My 445, January 30. The Foreign Office has notified me of agreement by the British Government to the request and the conditions relating to construction on and use of Ascension Island as laid down in Department’s message 304 January 26, with the single reservation that “The use of this airport by commercial planes in the post-war period can be discussed between the two Governments at their convenience and settled in an exchange of notes”.
I will transmit the formal written signed agreement the first of the week. The above was given to me orally but officially.