I submitted the rough draft of this report to Brigadier Ted Serong, a man who is respected as one who has contributed more to Australia's defence than any man I know living in Australia today. I did not want there to be any loophole to allow frivolous criticism of minor errors to obscure reality. His reply was:
This is excellent material. It is correct. I support it. You may quote that — if it helps. The presentation is not quite my style — but your style is your business, and the content is right and needs to be said. Keep it up.