After a brief spell as an observer in Blenheim night fighters during the Battle of Britain, Ted Summers joined a ferry unit at Takoradi in the God Coast and led many air convoys of aircraft on the Trans-Africa Ferry route to Cairo via Khartoum. He was awarded the AFM. Later he served on Hudsons on anti-submarine work. Post-war he played a leading role during the Mau Mau campaign, for which he was appointed OBE, and served in charge of operations on a V-bomber base.
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