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Man Given Community Service After Fatal Crash

Man Given Community Service After Fatal Crash

A 28-year-old man who admitted causing the death of Bermuda Regiment Major Chris Wheddon by careless driving has been given a 12-month community order in the UK. Netani Kepa has to complete 300 hours of community work, pay £500 [$808] costs and was banned from driving for a year. Kepa, also a soldier, was driving on the A34 near Abingdon on September... Read more of this article

Death Of Major Wheddon: Trial To Begin In UK

Death Of Major Wheddon: Trial To Begin In UK

The trial of Netani Kepa, who is accused of causing the death of Major Chris Wheddon, is due to get underway today [Oct 17] in the UK, according to a report from the Oxford Mail. Kepa, 38, is accused of causing the death by dangerous driving of Major Wheddon on the A34 near Abingdon in September last year. The Oxford Mail reports that Kepa has admitted... Read more of this article

Quiz Raises $15K For Maj. Wheddon’s Daughter

Quiz Raises $15K For Maj. Wheddon’s Daughter

A massive fundraising drive for an educational trust for the three-year-old daughter of a Bermuda Regiment officer killed on duty in England has raised more than $15,000 from a quiz night, with more than 250 people taking part. One of the organisers, Michael Branco, a past Master in the Broad Arrow Masonic Lodge, where the late Major Chris Wheddon was... Read more of this article

Quiz Night Fundraiser To Benefit Education Trust

Quiz Night Fundraiser To Benefit Education Trust

A special quiz night is to be held on Saturday [Feb 9] to raise funds for an educational trust for the young daughter of Bermuda Regiment Major Chris Wheddon who was killed in a car crash while on duty in England. Organiser Mike Branco, a member of the Broad Arrow Masonic Lodge, where Major Chris Wheddon, who died last year, was also a member, said:... Read more of this article

Remembering Major Wheddon: Can You Help?

Remembering Major Wheddon: Can You Help?

The family of the late Major Christian Wheddon are asking the community for help in gathering memories of him to compile into a remembrance book for his daughter Katherine, who is only three years old. The family said they “hope that this book will not only bring great comfort to Katherine, but provide colour and vibrancy to the life her father... Read more of this article

Maj. Wheddon Laid To Rest With Military Honours

Maj. Wheddon Laid To Rest With Military Honours

[Updated] Major Christian Wheddon was laid to rest today [Sept 25], with the highly respected Bermuda Regiment Officer receiving full military honours. The flag draped casket — with Major Wheddon’s Regimental cap and sword placed on it — arrived on a gun carriage with a police escort. The casket was carried into the Anglican Cathedral... Read more of this article

Traffic Advisory: Major Chris Wheddon’s Funeral

Traffic Advisory: Major Chris Wheddon’s Funeral

The funeral service for Major Christian Wheddon will take place at the Anglican Cathedral on Church Street on Tuesday [Sept 25] starting at 2pm. The Bermuda Regiment officer was killed in a traffic accident while on assignment in the UK, and will receive full military honours when he is laid to rest. Called a ‘soldier’s soldier’ by... Read more of this article

Major Chris Wheddon’s Body Returns Home

Major Chris Wheddon’s Body Returns Home

Shortly after 6pm last night [Sept 20], the British Airways flight from Gatwick landed at the LF Wade International Airport carrying the body of Major Christian Wheddon. The plane was met at the terminal by various officials and Major Wheddon’s family members, with the flag draped casket received by a Regimental guard.Bermuda Regiment soldiers... Read more of this article

Tributes Paid To Major Chris Wheddon

Tributes Paid To Major Chris Wheddon

[Updated] Tributes have poured in for Major Chris Wheddon, who was killed in a traffic accident yesterday [Sept 9] in the UK. Major Wheddon was in the UK conducting training, and was on his way to his next assignment when the collision occurred. Major Wheddon, 43, served as a police officer before joining the Regiment in 1987, where he rose to the rank... Read more of this article

Major Chris Wheddon Killed In Car Crash In UK

Major Chris Wheddon Killed In Car Crash In UK

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... Read more of this article