Definition of J Force in English:

J Force

(also Jayforce)

noun

mass noun
  • The New Zealand contingent of the British Commonwealth Force that occupied Japan in the aftermath of the Second World War.

    ‘he finished his service in Japan as part of J-Force’
    • ‘DC says Dad was a Conchie, but served in J force.’
    • ‘They remembered their grandfathers who served at Gallipoli, Passchendaele, Crete, and in the RNZAF and J Force.’
    • ‘It was an exciting prospect to be part of the J Force.’
    • ‘He has gone to many reunions of the J Force over the years but has never returned to Japan.’
    • ‘He rose through the ranks to lead platoons of men from the King Country, Ngati Kahungunu and the South Island in Italy and then went on to serve in J-Force in Japan after the Japanese surrender.’
    • ‘The quietly spoken builder from Masterton is now 80, but remembers vividly the scenes he and his mates from the J-Force were confronted with in 1946 when reaching the shores of Japan, several months after the atomic bombs had dropped halting the Second World War.’
    • ‘He had given eight years of service to the armed forces, while his father had a 20-year career with the RNZAF and his grand-father had served with J-Force after World War II.’
    • ‘Wellington contributed an Army brigade, dubbed J Force.’
    • ‘Our J Force has done exceptionally well in tedious circumstances in a foreign land.’
    • ‘He had mainly missed the war, having spent a few months in the Pacific before taking part in the J-Force in Japan in 1946.’

Origin

1940s abbreviation of Japan + force.