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Has the REAL brain of the major train robbery been exposed?

Bruce Reynolds

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Bendeleider and brain Reynolds was nicknamed & # 39; Napoleon & # 39; and after the major train raid he fled to Mexico with a fake passport and was accompanied by his wife Angela and son Nick.

They later left for Canada, but the money from the robbery ran out and he returned to England.

Five years after the robbery, in 1968, a Reynolds broke was taken prisoner in Torquay and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

He was released conditionally in 1978 and moved, alone and without money, to a small flat on Edgware Road in London.

In the 1980s he was imprisoned for three years for the trade in amphetamine.

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After his second release, Reynolds briefly worked as a consultant on a movie about the robbery, Buster, and published the autobiography of a thief in 1995. His son Nick said his father died in his sleep in the early hours of February 28, 2013.

Ronnie Biggs

Ronald Arthur & # 39; Ronnie & # 39; Biggs played a minor role in the robbery, but his life as a fugitive after his jailbreak gained fame. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison in 1964, but escaped after 15 months by fleeing the walls of Wandsworth prison in London in April 1965.

After plastic surgery, he lived as a refugee for 36 years in first Australia and then Brazil, where he fathered a son Michael.

His health deteriorated in 2001 and he returned voluntarily to the UK, where he was sent back to prison.

He finally became & # 39; compassionate in 2009 & # 39; released by the then Justice Minister, Jack Straw, who said he was not expected to recover. He died in 2013.

Ronald Arthur & # 39; Ronnie & # 39; Biggs played a minor role in the robbery, but his life as a fugitive after jailbreak gained fame

Ronald Arthur & # 39; Ronnie & # 39; Biggs played a minor role in the robbery, but his life as a fugitive after jailbreak gained fame

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Ronald Arthur & # 39; Ronnie & # 39; Biggs played a minor role in the robbery, but his life as a fugitive after jailbreak gained fame

Ronald & # 39; Buster & # 39; Edwards

A former boxer, club owner and a small crook who fled to Mexico after the raid but surrendered in 1966.

Edwards is generally regarded as the man who handled the cosh who ignored the engineer Jack Mills.

The van Mills family says he never recovered and he died seven years later.

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Edwards served nine years in prison and then became a famous figure who sold flowers outside Waterloo station in London.

He was the subject of the 1988 Buster film, in which he was played by Phil Collins. Edwards was found hanging in a garage in 1994 at the age of 62. Two wreaths in the form of trains accompanied his funeral procession.

Charlie Wilson

Wilson was the & # 39; treasurer & # 39; of the gang that gave each of the robbers their share of the trek. He was quickly captured and during his trial at the Aylesbury Crown Court in 1964 he was nicknamed & # 39; the silent man & # 39; because he refused to say anything.

He was imprisoned for 30 years, but escaped after just four months.

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He was caught again in Canada after four years on the run and served another 10 years in prison.

He was the last train robber to come out of prison in 1978.

Wilson moved to Marbella, Spain, where he was shot and killed in 1990 by a hired killer on a bicycle.

Roy James

The police seize bags of cash after the robbery

The police seize bags of cash after the robbery

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The police seize bags of cash after the robbery

As a silversmith and driver, James dreamed of investing his share of the loot in new car technology.

He was nicknamed & # 39; Weasel & # 39; and was the most important escape driver.

James left a revealing fingerprint in the hideout of the gang on the farm after the raid and was caught after a chase over rooftops in London.

He was imprisoned for 30 years, served for 12 years, and later sold silver from a market stall before moving to Spain.

James was imprisoned again for six years in 1993 after he shot his wife's father and hit her with a gun.

He died at the age of 62, shortly after he was released from prison.

Brian Field

A crooked lawyer who used the gang to transfer when they bought the hiding place of the farm that was used after the robbery.

Field was arrested and sentenced to 25 years, which was later reduced to five.

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He died in 1979 during a highway accident.

Bill Boal

An engineer who was arrested with Roger Cordrey in the possession of £ 141,000. Reynolds said he had never heard of Boal. He claimed that Boal was not involved in the robbery and & # 39; an innocent man & # 39; used to be.

Boal was accused of receiving stolen property and imprisoned for 24 years, which was reduced to 14 in appeal.

He died of cancer in prison in 1970.

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Tommy Wisbey

A bookmaker and self-proclaimed & # 39; heavy & # 39; whose task in the robbery was to scare train staff.

Wisbey was sentenced to 30 years and released in 1976.

He was imprisoned for another 10 years in 1989 for cocaine trafficking and later ran a flower stall.

Tommy died in 2017 after a stroke at his retirement home in London, 86 years old.

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Bobby Welch

A nightclub owner who was sentenced to 30 years in prison and released in 1976.

He was left crippled later after surgery on his leg went wrong.

After the prison, he became a car dealer and gambler in London. He went to Bruce Reynolds' funeral earlier this year.

He is the last remaining member of the gang.

Gordon Goody

He was sentenced to 12 years in jail for 30 years and was released in 1975. He is supposed to have been the brain behind the infamous train raid.

In 1975 he moved to Spain to run a beach bar called Kon Tiki in Mojácar, Almeria. He died in 2016 at the age of 86 after a heart attack.

This photo taken on 8 August 1963 at Cheddington station shows the Glasgow-London Royal Mail train after it was robbed

This photo taken on 8 August 1963 at Cheddington station shows the Glasgow-London Royal Mail train after it was robbed

This photo taken on 8 August 1963 at Cheddington station shows the Glasgow-London Royal Mail train after it was robbed

James Hussey

A decorator known as & # 39; Big Jim & # 39; who was sentenced to 30 years and released in 1975.

Hussey later worked at a market stall and then opened a Soho restaurant.

He was convicted of mistreatment in 1981 and was imprisoned for seven years in 1989 for a drug smuggling conspiracy with fellow train robber Wisbey.

He died in November 2012, aged 79, from cancer.

Roger Cordrey

Cordrey was part of the South Coast Raiders gang and was a florist.

He was arrested in Bournemouth after the bad luck of renting a lock-up from a policeman's widow.

He was imprisoned for 20 years, which was reduced to 14 on appeal.

When he was released in 1971, he returned to the flower trade and moved to Westland. He has since died.

Jimmy White

A former paratrooper described as & # 39; quartermaster & # 39; before the robbery.

White was on the run for three years before being imprisoned in Kent and sentenced to 18 years.

He was released in 1975 and went to live in Sussex. He has since died.

Leonard Field

A former sailor, Field was sentenced to 25 years, which was later reduced to five.

He was released from prison in 1967 and moved to North London. Believed to be dead.

John Wheater

A lawyer who was sentenced to three years for conspiracy to distort justice. He was released in 1966 and went to live in Surrey. Believed to be dead.

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