Blast Pen 05

Blast Pen 5 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from May 1947
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Blast Pen 5 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from April 2020
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Blast Pen 5 Aerial View from July 1980 showing the complete pen before it was back-filled.
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Blast Pen 5 Front from November 2020.
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Blast Pen 5 Front from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 5 Left-Hand Doorway from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 5 Right-Hand Doorway from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 5 Rear Doorway from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 5 Machine Gun Post from September 2018.
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Blast Pen 5 Machine Gun Post Mount from July 2018.
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  • THIS PAGE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  • Pen 5 is the most easterly of the pens on the northern side of the airfield and faces south.
  • Today, this pen has been infilled with earth and rubble.
  • The pen is of the larger type found at Kenley, the original two bays would have been approximately 18.5m x 23.5m each.
  • The front doorways are covered by the infill with just the tops visible. A large steel door secures the rear doorway.
  • The front doorways have two-element lintels. The rear doorway has a three-element lintel
  • The rear retaining wall is of brick construction, XXm long and XXm thick at the top. It is XXm tall at it’s highest point.
  • There is a rectangular construction on top of the pen in the rear right corner which formerly housed an anti-aircraft machine gun.
  • The interior shelter construction is unknown.
  • The front wall of the now missing centre section had a buttress added for strength.

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