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56 STAT.] GREAT BRITAIN-MILITARY SERVICE--Mar. 0 , Apr. 29 1942 111 June 9, Sept. 30, 1942 1911 The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador DEPARTMENT OF STATE WASHINGTON September 30, 1942 EXCELLENCY: I have the honor to refer to the arrangement between Great Britain and the United States concerning the services of nationals of one country in the armed forces of the other country, and to inform you that the War Department is prepared to discharge, for the purpose of transferring to the armed forces of their own country, nondeclar- ant British nationals now serving in the United States forces who have not heretofore had an opportunity of electing to serve in the forces of their own country, under the same conditions existing for the transfer of American citizens from the British forces. The fore- going applies also to Indian nationals. The Inter-Allied Personnel Board of the War Department, which is headed by Major General Guy V. Henry, is prepared to make the necessary arrangements for the contemplated transfers, and to discuss matters related thereto. In the case of a person serving outside the United States, however, the commanding officer of the theater of operations in which he may be serving is the proper authority to arrange the release. Accept, Excellency, the renewed assurances of my highest con- sideration. For the Secretary of State: BRECKINRIDGE LONG His Excellency The Right Honorable The Viscount HALIFAX, K.G ., British Ambassador.