Major Ronald Victor Courtenay (R. V. C.) Bodley MC (3 March 1892– 26 May 1970) was a British Army officer, author and journalist. Bodley served with the King's Royal Rifle Corps during the First World War. After the war he spent seven years in the Sahara desert, and then travelled Asia. Bodley wrote several books about his travels. He was considered amongst the most distinguished British writers on the Sahara, as well as one of the main western sources of information on the South Pacific Mandates.