Major Chris Wheddon Killed In Car Crash In UK

September 10, 2012

The Bermuda Regiment has confirmed the sad news that Major Christian Wheddon was killed in a car crash yesterday [Sept 9] in the UK.

Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Brian Gonsalves, said: “It is with the heaviest of heart that I have the sad duty to inform you that Maj Chris Wheddon was killed in a Road Traffic Accident yesterday afternoon in the UK.

“As you know, Maj Wheddon was in the UK conducting training, and although full details are not available at this point, he was on his way to his next assignment.

“Everyone who knows Maj Wheddon knew he loved the military and everything it encompasses.

“He was thrilled to have had the opportunity to be a part of the OPERATION Olympics and to see firsthand many of the assets the British Army has to perform their duties.

“Maj Wheddon was a kind, honest and decent person. I consider myself lucky to have had the good fortune to have known him and be able to call him a friend

“The thoughts and prayers of everyone serving in The Bermuda Regiment are extended to his family and friends at this extremely difficult time.”

“The soldier’s next of kin have been informed and have asked for a period of grace before further details are released,” Lt. Col Gonsalves concluded.

Update: Numerous people have paid tribute to Major Wheddon. They can be read here.

-Photo via Facebook.

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  1. No way! says:

    He was one of the good ones up Warwick camp. Shame.

  2. Kat says:

    My condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Wheddon. May God comfort you a this time.

  3. Speak Truth says:

    So sad, he seemed to be a great guy. My heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and the Regiment on the loss of this very special person. I will be praying for you all. May God bless and strengthen you at this time.

  4. Colin Paynter says:

    CP says:

    My condolences to the family of Mr. Wheddon. May God comfort you at this time. Gone to soon, worked with him, great guy. Chris RIP.

  5. MPP says:

    Very decent fellow. Genuine. My heart goes out to his family – especially his little girl.

  6. RIP Wheddon says:

    A gentle kind hearted man who was passionate about his country and his beautiful daughter. Chris will be a great miss for his country, his colleagues, and his family. RIP Chris, you have been taken far too soon!

  7. tricks are for kids.. says:

    Prayers for the family…….awesome man…….

  8. Tinée Lupparelli says:

    I am in total shock. My deepest condolences to his family. Chris was also a part of the BPS family for many years. May God reach out and bless and comfort all affected. RIP Chris you were a beautiful person and will be sadly missed.

  9. RIP Buddy says:

    So sad, ans such a shock! He really was one of the good ones!!!! He really will be missed! RIP!

  10. Sjohnston Jr says:

    He was a great man! He listened to me when I had my downs which is beyond his responsibility in the Regiment.

    My condolences to his family and friends. I’m sure he will be greatly missed within the Bermuda Regiment.

  11. Cordell W. Riley says:

    Our condolences to his family.

  12. sugra says:

    RIP Chris… a good man who will be missed. My heart goes out to his family.

  13. BermudaBob says:

    Very sad news! Christian was a fantastic guy! We were mates in primary school, and in the Army together.
    lots of old memories going through my mind right now..

  14. andre says:

    OMG! Condolences to friends & family…..stunned.

  15. What the??.. says:

    RIP Sir.

  16. Rumandcoke says:

    Absolutely heartsick.

  17. Ash says:

    RIP Sir! Was a really good family friend! Hell of a great guy! Condolences to his family and friends! Heartbreaking :(

  18. Dale Lewis says:

    What a terrible loss to his family and Bermuda. Chris was one of the kindest and most respected people I have ever had the privilege to meet.
    Heartfelt condolences to his family.

  19. Skink says:

    Way,Way,Way too soon…… heartfelt condolences to all of the Wheddon Family. R.I.P. Christian………

    The Scaifes at HungryBay……….

  20. RIP says:

    My deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.

  21. kevin says:

    R.I.P. Sir

  22. Really? says:

    Tragic. Genuinely good guy… RIP

  23. Our condolences to the family ,friends,colleagues and the entire Warwick camp family in your time of loss,may his soul rest in peace in the care of the heavenly angels.

  24. Fox_Gap_2 says:

    My sincerest condolences go out to the whole family and friends of this gentleman. RIP Sir and may GOD Bless and keep you all through this time of hardship…

  25. JONO says:

    Condolences to Julian and Wheddon family….We have lost a great soldier and future C.O.;;;RIP

  26. Mark Wheddon says:

    Thank you for all your kind words. it means a lot to us to hear all these great things being said about him.

  27. David Jones says:

    My sincere condolences to all the Wheddon family and friends for your sudden tragic lose. my thoughts and prayers are with you

  28. Mikkel Harris says:

    Julian and Mark, my heart goes out to you and your family during this difficult time. Chris was a good man, great friend and Brother. May he RIP. Gone way too soon.

  29. Well says:

    Very cool guy. Will be missed.

    RIP Mjr Wheddon.

  30. former Pte says:

    my deepest condolences to the Wheddon family, Major Wheddon was my company commander when i was in A company, a soldier’s soldier who always helped us the soldiers under his command not just from the army point but also by helping to find jobs for those that needed help, he loved the regiment and also loved our island…rest well Sir you’ll be able to see your beloved Man Utd play from heaven.

  31. Gary & Shernette Wolffe says:

    Our sincerest condolences to the Wheddon family. Chris epitomized the true essence of gentleness and kindness. Gary & Shernette Wolffe.

  32. RayMan says:

    My condolences goes to the Wheddon family. You will be missed Sir. May God give the family comfort, peace and love. R.I.P. Major C Wheddon

  33. A friend says:

    Chris,you truly will be missed. You were without a doubt one of the kindest and genuine people that I ever had the pleaseure of meeting.

    My condolences go out to the entire Wheddon family and friends! May you all find some comfort in knowing that you all played a small part in influencing him and making him the great man that he was!

    So true what they say…the good die young…way to young!

    I feel so sad that you are no longer with us here in person, but fortnate to have had the good fortune of knowing you.

  34. David Burrows Jr says:

    My condolences to Christians family and friends. I knew him from about 2 or 3 years old, and as we grew older, he became one really decent person.I wish he was still here to fulfil all of his dreams, but he is in gods hands.

  35. shocked and saddened to here this tragic news.. our thoughts & prayers are with you.
    David & Marge Barber

  36. Frank de Planta says:

    I met Chris whilst in Bermuda preparing Offficer Cadets for Sandhurst. What a delightful and helpful fellow. The Regiment has lost a really decent chap. My condolences to the Wheddons.