Later that month allied paratroops captured Pophelas on 27 October northwest of Kozani, 2903 Squadron weapons successfully supported this attack. There then followed a strong German counter attack, driving our forces back. During a recce of enemy positions on 28 Oct Flying Officer Dennis was killed commanding his Otter AFV and his driver Corporal Wingate was wounded in his right side by 37mm cannon fire from close range.
His subsequent award of the Military Medal was announced in the London Gazette 12 June 1945.
1303113 Corporal George Henry Wingate showed daring and coolness under extremely trying conditions in the face of the enemy, whilst operating North of Kozani. Despite his injuries he showed great coolness and courage in his determination to bring his badly damaged vehicle “Merlin” back in spite of extremely heavy enemy fire.London Gazette
George Wingate enlisted in the RAF as a Ground Gunner in July 1940. He joined 2908 Field Squadron in July 1943. He was made temporary Sergeant in April 1945, serving with 2908 Squadron for the remainder of the war. He was demobbed in July 1946.