Charles Orde Wingate

Charles Orde Wingate was a British soldier. While serving in Palestine during the Arab riots of 1936-9, he organized formations of Jewish volunteers, known as the Special Night Squads, to defeat Arab terrorist activity. A keen bible student, Wingate remained an ardent Zionist to the end of his brilliant military career. For a comprehensive biography, see this website about the life of Wingate by Mark Oberholz.