Blast Pen 10

Blast Pen 10 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from May 1947
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Blast Pen 10 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from April 2020
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Blast Pen 10 Left-Hand Bay from September 1978.
Steve Rickards
Blast Pen 10 Right-Hand Arm from September 1978.
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Blast Pen 10 Centre Arm from September 1978.
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Blast Pen 10 Rear Doorway from April 2019.
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Blast Pen 10 Left-Hand Bay from September 2020.
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  • Pen 10 is the second most northerly of the pens on the western side of the airfield and faces south east. It is on the other side of Hayes Lane and is now on private land.
  • Today, the pen is complete apart from the front brick walls of each arm.
  • The pen is of the smaller type found at Kenley, the original two bays would have been approximately 16.5m x 16.5m each.
  • The left front doorway has been bricked up.
  • All three doorways have three-element lintels.
  • The rear retaining wall is believed to be of brick construction.
  • There are two concrete structures on top of the pen in the rear right corner. One is round and one rectangular. Both contain anti-aircraft machine gun mounts.
  • The interior shelter is of pre-cast concrete structure.
  • The centre arm end wall had a buttress fitted for additional strength.

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