Blast Pen 01

Blast Pen 1 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from May 1947
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Blast Pen 1 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from April 2020
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Location of Blast Pen 1 from April 2021.
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Location of Blast Pen 1 from March 2021. The raised "earthwork" is probably demolition rubble from this pen or the hut located next to it.
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Blast Pen 1 Left Path from March 2021. This is the only part of the pen which is visible today.
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  • Pen 1 is the most southerly of the pens on the eastern side of the airfield and faces north west.
  • Today, the only visible part of the pen to remain is the left hand path.
  • The pen was of the smaller type found at Kenley, the original two bays would have been approximately 16.5m x 16.5m each.
  • The front wall of the now missing centre section did not have a buttress, just a simple wall probably of one brick depth with various tie-bars added for strength.

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