Who's Who and What's What: R
RAGGED DICK See COMPTON, RICHARD
RAKE, DICK [RICHARD] A member of the Remove form, arriving in M 258. Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 492], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1471], Greyfriars’ Guide [M 1584]
RANDALL A one-time member of the Sixth Form.
RANDALL, HERBERT P An old boy of Greyfriars School. [M 27]
RANGER, THE Edited by Hedley Percival O’Mant, it ran stories of Grimslade School by Frank Richards from its inception in 1932.
RANSOME, MR A new games master, appointed against Dr Locke’s wishes. He carries things with a high hand, and despite thrashing Loder for bullying, comes up against the Remove and the masters, and is finally dismissed. [M 440 by GRS]
RATZ, HERR Wrote a 1/- book on ventriloquism, which Bunter bought, having failed to make it with hypnotism or mind-reading. [M 31]
RAWLINGS A one-time member of the Remove, he played in scratch football matches when the team practised. [M 37]
RAYNER, NEIL A member of the Shell form.
RED COW, THE A disreputable pub in Friardale, opposite John Penfold’s cottage. Carberry sent fags here to get cigarettes for him. [M 46] [M 277].
RED RUIN, THE A play written by Coker and performed by the Fifth Form Stage Club at Eastwood House following a hoax by Ponsonby [M 374].
REDWING, TOM A member of the Remove form, originally substituting for Leonard Clavering [M 517-522], and then returning in his own right after winning a scholarship in M 530. Greyfriars’ Gallery [M 547],Greyfriars’ Celebrities [M 1159], Greyfriars’ Heroes [M 1254], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1472], Stately Homes of Greyfriars [M 1506], Greyfriars’ Guide [M 1586], My Own Page [M 1637]
REEVES, REGINALD T. The producer of Pecker Film Co. [M 736 by WEP]
RENNICKS, MR Skinner in disguise as a representative of the Silver Ring Ballot spoofing Bunter into believing that he held the winning ticket. [M 934 by SEA]
REUBEN, OLD An old fisherman living in Pegg. He ferried visitors across to the wrecked schooner when it was put up for auction, charging twopence apiece. [M 53]
REYNOLDS A one-time member of the Sixth Form.
REYNOLDS, JACK An old friend of Redwing, down on his luck. Smithy helped him pay off his rent arrears, saving him from eviction. [M 724 by GRS]
RHYMER, INSPECTOR (WINCHESTER) Arrested Orris for Mauleverer’s kidnapping, following Bunter’s accidentally stumbling onto the secret. [M 1245-1246]
RHYMES OF THE REMOVE A series of poems concerning Remove characters from M 1355-1372
RING BUILDING Where the boxing tournaments and other sporting events were held in Flitchester. Wingate fought here to make money to support himself and Elsie Mainwaring. [M 661]
RIVERSIDE ROVERS A makeshift football club of Friardale rowdies, who wanted the Removites to scratch a match they had arranged with the Corinthians so they could take Greyfriars place. [M 943 by NWS]
ROBINSON A member of the Third form.
ROBINSON, MR A keeper at Popper Court, sacked when Sir Hilton thought his son had started a fire in the woods. The fire was actually started by Sir Hilton’s relative Gerald Popper, by a match used to light his cigarette. [M 871 by SEA]
ROCHE, ERIC Author of the Selborough School stories in the Schoolboys’ Own Library.
RODNEY, DICK Originally a pupil on the Benbow, a school on an old ship moored on the Thames, which then cruised around the South Seas. [Greyfriars Herald Ist & 2nd series, GHA 1921, Boys’ Herald, partially reprinted G c. 1557 - 1663] After some time Rodney, with his best chum Jack Drake, went to Greyfriars, where Rodney disappeared into the background and Drake soon left to become Ferrers Locke’s assistant. [Boys’ Herald, GHA 1922, M 682].
ROKER, HERBERT The captain of Riverside Rovers FC [M 943 by NWS]
ROPER A member of the Highcliffe Sixth form, prefect and cricketer. Loder crocked him during a match with Highcliffe, and was sent off by Wingate. It was this incident that precipitated Loder’s plot to depose Wingate as captain. [M 923]
ROSE INN The local inn for Polpen, a small village near Pengarth. The Greyfriars juniors stopped here for tea on their way to the house of Pengarth. [M 811]
ROSENBLAUM, HERR Founder and Head of Beechwood Academy. The original school had to close down due to financial problems, and so in partnership with Dr Locke a new school was built adjacent to Greyfriars. Whilst the school was being constructed he stayed at Greyfriars to assist the German master, and keep an eye on a number of his pupils who also stayed at Greyfriars.
ROSINA, MADEMOISELLE Actually a stage name for Rosie Locke, the Head’s long missing daughter, whilst she was working in the circus. [M 162]
ROUND THE CAMP FIRE [M 696 on]
RUSSELL, DICK [RICHARD] A member of the Remove form. Magnet Portrait Gallery [M 258], Magnet Portrait Gallery [M 954], Greyfriars’ Celebrities [M 1166], Greyfriars’ Interviews [M 1473], Greyfriars’ Guide [M 1585]
RUSSELL, HERBERT Dick Russell’s uncle, aka Captain Donovan and Jack Vernon. [M 712 & 716 by GRS].