General Orde Wingate Memorial Ceremony
British General Wingate was a great soldier, a lover of Zion and an admirer of the Jewish People. For his initiatives during the British Mandate he is known in Israel as “HaYedid - The Friend” and spiritual forebear of the Israel Defense Forces. In addition, he helped liberate Ethiopia and was a key leader in the China-Burma-India Theater in WWII. A truly original, unconventional military thinker and leader, General Wingate is memorialized on several continents. The Jewish War Veterans have held a memorial service honoring Wingate for more than 35 years.