Aldis lamp


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Aldis lamp

(ˈɔːldɪs)
n
(Communications & Information) a portable lamp used to transmit Morse code
[C20: originally a trademark, after A. C. W. Aldis, its inventor]
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A portable Aldis lamp dated 1940 was used for signalling between ships in convoy.
The finished light engine was named after the Aldis lamp, a marine signaling device invented by Arthur C.
We then offset to the left of the runway, flying toward the tower at 1,000 feet, looking for the gear and an Aldis lamp signal, rocking our wings, and continuing to make calls in the blind.
I planned a standard NORDO approaching: flashing my taxi light and looking for ALDIS lamp signals.
She established a relationship communicating in Morse by Aldis lamp across a four-mile stretch of sea with Mr Campbell, whose ship was anchored as part of a convoy waiting to take part in the D-Day Normandy landings.