Fagging was a traditional educational practice in British boarding private schools (nearly all "public schools" in the English sense) and also many other boarding schools, whereby younger pupils were required to some extent to act as personal servants to the most senior boys.
Well did you have fags at school? I didn’t go to Public school but I went to private, I only live once and I don’t have time to explain the difference, and I had a fag of sorts. He was a brilliant little lad, his name was Chris but I called him Bambi because of the way he ran; he was a brilliant little fellow, he used to sharpen my pencils, do some of my English homework during his lunch hour and clean my shoes for me.
I was 11 when I had him so I didn't have him for very long sadly.
They say they got rid of it in the 80's. No they didn't.