I met Gordon for a chat yesterday and we are encouraged by new members joining the site and making enquiries about former Mars boys.

Gordon has had a few new requests to give talks about the Mars and we feel that this helps to raise awareness of the work done by the Mars.

We are aware that the site has not reached areas where descendants of Mars boys may be living. Gordon hopes to widen the net, he is also looking for material to include in the new book "Sons of the Mars". Although the book is more or less complete, he would still be open to any new material which may come to light.

We have decided to try to bring awareness of the site to newspapes in, for example, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand etc. With 6,500 boys having served on the Mars there must be more descendants who are quite oblivious to the site.

We are also looking at ways to enable us to expand, and indeed, complete the online Mars database. This would be a major acheivement and a very important geanalogical resource  not just for Scotland but worldwide.

I have also decided to abandon the Mars Forum. All comments can now be made on this Blog page.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 21 July 2010 05:25 )