Swindon's Speedway boss saved Princess Anne's life
13th August 2010
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Swindon's Speedway boss Ronnie Russell received the George Medal, the highest decoration that can be awarded by the Queen, for saving her daughter Princess Anne, from a gunman in 1974. Ronnie's is the only George Medal awarded for defending the Royal family.

Four people were shot by the would be kidnapper. Ronnie confronted the attacker, dodged his bullets, punched him on the back of the head knocking him to the ground.

The book Patriot Games by Tom Clancy, which was then turned into the 1992 movie with Harrison Ford was inspired by Ronnie Russell. The Best of Swindon are proud to be sponsers of the Swindon Robins, Ronnie Russells Speedway Team!

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