Stratford Eagles History
The Stratford Eagles grew from a squadron established in Fairfield the 1960's. The unit moved to what was then the Bridgeport Municipal Airport in 1963. In 1964 the meeting place moved to the Stratford National Guard Armory. In 1968 a new charter was issued from the National Headquarters which established the Stratford Eagles Composite Squadron. Thanks to the efforts of Lordship resident Lt Col Morgan Kaolian, CAP, in March of 1972 the Eagles moved to their present location, a World War II barracks at Sikorsky Memorial Airport adjacent to Stratford Road in Lordship. The Civil Air Patrol's main building is the last remaining barracks from World War II left in Lordship. At one time, there were barracks on Prospect Drive in eastern Lordship and on the former Aherns Property on Stratford Road next to the airport. The radio building may have been the gas station for planes stationed there during the war.