"This is only the beginning of the story of the Mars Training Ship, not the end.

What I hope this will do is open the door for more information from 'Mars' families throughout the world, to encourage them to tell their stories.

The website's purpose is to list every boy who ever stepped on the ship, and in time, it will carry all the details from their admission pages.

The photographic archive of the Mars tells its own story, and I hope that this will also create an interest in publishing more from personal family albums."