Blast Pen 07

Blast Pen 7 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from May 1947
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Blast Pen 7 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from April 2020
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Blast Pen 7 Centre Arm End Brickwork from October 1980.
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Blast Pen 7 Centre Arm Buttress from October 1987.
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Blast Pen 7 Centre Arm End Brickwork from October 1998.
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Blast Pen 7 Centre Arm End Brickwork from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 7 Left Arm End Brickwork from October 1998.
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Blast Pen 7 Left Arm End Brickwork from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 7 Right Arm End Brickwork from January 2021.
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  • THIS PAGE IS STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION
  • Pen 7 is the second most westerly of the pens on the northern side of the airfield and faces south.
  • Today, the only parts of this pen remaining are the front brick walls of each arm.  These remains are now on private land but are visible from the Common.
  • 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 rear wall was of unknown construction.
  • The internal shelter is of unknown structure, but is believed to have been made from pre-cast concrete sections.
  • The centre arm end wall had a buttress fitted for additional strength.

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