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.
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Articles that link to this one:
- Tributes Paid To Major Chris Wheddon | Bernews.com | September 10, 2012
- Major Chris Wheddon’s Body Returns Home | Bernews.com | September 21, 2012
- Traffic Advisory: Major Chris Wheddon’s Funeral | Bernews.com | September 24, 2012
- Major Wheddon Laid To Rest With Military Honours | Bernews.com | September 25, 2012
- Quiz Night Fundraiser To Benefit Education Trust | Bernews.com | January 31, 2013
- Quiz Raises $15K For Major Wheddon’s Daughter | Bernews.com | February 13, 2013