One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The New Zealand contingent of the combined United Nations force which supported South Korea during the Korean War.‘they dropped supplies that were later retrieved by K Force’
- ‘Many of our people already have had close associations with Korea because of service there with K-Force.’
- ‘So I changed my mind and re-engaged to go back to Korea in 'K' Force.’
- ‘And at the time he was also a serving officer with K-Force in Korea, New Zealand being one of the few countries that heeded the United Nations' call to supply troops to fight on behalf of South Korea against North Korea.’
- ‘Our Army's contribution in Korea, K Force, has now nearly completed its initial change-round process under the replacement scheme.’
- ‘In his letter the Minister stated that the extent to which service with K Force provides dispensation from military training.’
- ‘It is somewhat exasperating at times to encounter a certain lack of interest on the part of various sections of the public in K Force and the work it is doing.’
- ‘Captain Hogg was surgical specialist in K Force.’
- ‘In a statement concerning the replacement of K Force — New Zealand's contribution to the United Nations Forces in Korea — he said the Force had been in the theatre of operations since January, 1951.’
- ‘He re-enlisted for service in 'K' Force.’
- ‘And to make it worse I enlisted in K Force to serve three years in Korea.’
1950s: abbreviation of Korea + force.
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