|Object type||Communications equipment|
|Date made||c 1917 - 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
LAMP : GROUND : GERMANY
ONE OF THIRTEEN GROUND LAMPS LAID IN 'T' FORMATION AT FLAVION (MORVILLE), BELGIUM, WHERE THE GERMANS HAD ESTABLISHED AN AERODROME.
Morville aerodrome was established by the Germans in mid 1918 as a base for Riesenflugzeugarbteilung 500 (RFA 500). This squadron operated Zeppelin Staaken R planes, which were used to attack targets in England and France. These lamps were used to guide the aircraft in to the airfield at night after a raid.