Letter from Auchinleck to Field Marshal Smuts, explaining that it is not possible to maintain in the field more than two brigades in each South African Division, the third brigade being required as a pool for reinforcements; and proposing to form the personnel of the third brigade of each of the two divisions into a South African Base Depot at Mersa Matruh. Typescript, signed.
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- ReferenceGB 133 AUC/698
- Dates of Creation10 Feb 1942
- Physical Description2 leaves.