The Granary at Elie where the boys stayed

1919 6th June

(Dundee Advertiser)


The Mars boys, to the number of 300, in charge of chief officer Burn, arrives in Elie from the Tay yesterday afternoon for their summer holidays. This is now the 17th season they have come to Elie, where they are sure of a warm welcome from visitors and residents alike. Mr Baird, Elie House, has kindly, as usual granted them quarters in the old granary on the pier. They left Woodhaven yesterday morning, and marched the whole of the way via Guardbridge, Peat Inn, and Largoward, halting at an interval of rest at each of these places. Captain Scott the Superintendent, is not expected to the end of the week, which will be his last visit to Elie with the boys, when he will be relieved by Captain Heathcote in another month.


1919 July 4th

(Annual Report)

On July 4th an airman, whose machine had crashed into the river was rescued by a boat’s crew of Mars boys.


1919 July 3rd

(Account Books)

A boy Steven Sturrock, on leave, swam out from Broughty Ferry at the risk of his own life of a drowning man.