Dave, Andy, John, Tony, and Stephen were all students at the London Nautical School. Several went to sea after leaving school and some have recently crewed together on the tall ships Sorlandet and the Statsraad Lehmkuhl. And if there are any ex LNS in the audience, raise your voice and sing along.
The LNS was created as part of the BOT report’s recommendations into the sinking of the Titanic. As for the name – Ice is obvious, but Fire comes from a suggestion that there was a bunker fire in one of the coal holds from the time the Titanic left England. 1915 is the year the school came into existence (not the band).