Blast Pen 06

Blast Pen 6 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from May 1947
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Blast Pen 6 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from April 2020
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Blast Pen 6 Aerial from July 1980.
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Blast Pen 6 Front from August 2020.
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Blast Pen 6 Front from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 6 Rear from October 2018.
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Blast Pen 6 Left-Hand Doorway from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 6 Right-Hand Doorway from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 6 Rear Doorway from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 6 Left-Hand Arm during archaeological excavation in July 2018.
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  • THIS PAGE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  • Pen 6 is the second most easterly of the pens on the northern side of the airfield and faces south.
  • Today, the pen is complete apart from the front brick walls of each arm and the entire centre wall section.
  • 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 have been bricked up and 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.
  • The interior shelter is of unknown construction.
  • The front wall of the now missing centre section had a buttress added for strength.
  • Each bay has a soakaway drain situated in the interior corner where the side wall meets the rear. A drainage channel of 0.25m width runs the length of the side wall and leads into the drain.

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