Winkleigh airfield was built in 1940 and designed to defend Britains Western approaches and was so strategically important that even London denied its existence. The building at Winkleigh airfield hosted: Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mosquitoes, B26 Marauders, Defiants and much more. It was operated by the cloak-and-dagger boys of RAF special operations 161 Squadron. Scott Gray of Clive Emson Auctioneers said: I am expecting plenty of interest in this very special piece of land, due in no small measure to its military significance. The auction is on Tuesday, September 22 at 11am in the St Mellion International Resort, St Mellion, Cornwall.