Ron also reveals that in his opinion 30 years was spot on as a sentence, and would still have been even if they hadn't coshed the driver. Good to see that some people agree with Michael Howard about stiff sentencing. Next: Ronnie and Reggie campaign for the reintroduction of the death penalty.
WELL, I'll go to the foot of our apples and pears] Stone me, etc. The Captain has only gone and got hold of an advance copy of Ronnie Biggs's up-and-coming memoirs, Odd Man Out. Let me give you a flavour, as the Great Train Robber and honorary Brazilian sums it all up: 'Had I heeded the advice of the old fortune teller in Hastings, things might have turned out very different. I might have spent the rest of my life freezing my nuts off on a bleak building site somewhere in Britain . . . I am also proud of the fact that my 'track record', such as it was, enabled me to be invited to work with such eminent fellow thieves and good company . . . We all knew what we were getting into and we all knew we would get 'big bird' if we were nicked.'