19 October 1946: Wrinch to CGS

Wrinch continued to seek updates on the HYDRA transfer from the Department of External Affairs, phoning G.G. Crean. Wrinch was informed that the matter had been discussed with several high-ranking officials in the Department of External Affairs, including Louis St-Laurent, Hume Wrong, Lester Pearson, as well as Douglas Abbot (then Minister of Defence) and Arnold Heeney (Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet). Abbott was to prepare a letter and draft message to U.K. officials stressing Canada’s willingness to take over the HYDRA station.

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