Blast Pen 08

Blast Pen 8 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from May 1947
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Blast Pen 8 from an Aerial Photograph of the Airfield from April 2020
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Blast Pen 8 Front from November 2020.
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Blast Pen 8 Front from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 8 Left-Hand Doorway from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 8 Right-Hand Doorway from January 2021.
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Blast Pen 8 Rear Doorway from June 2020.
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Blast Pen 8 Left-Hand Doorway from May 2021. This damage was probably caused by enemy action, perhaps on "The Hardest Day", August 18th 1940.
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  • Pen 8 is the most westerly of the pens on the northern side of the airfield and faces south.
  • Today, the pen has only the left and rear sections remaining. There is no front brick wall on the remaining arm.
  • 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 left front doorway has access to the rear doorway. The rear shelter has been bricked up at the left end and a large steel door secures the right doorway.
  • The front doorways have two-element lintels. The rear doorway has a three-element lintel.
  • The rear retaining wall is of concrete construction.
  • The internal shelter is of unknown construction.
  • The centre arm end wall had a buttress fitted for additional strength.

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