Victor (Jack) Simmons enlisted in the Canadian Army Signals Corps in 1960 for an initial period of three years. His served as a Signalman in Calgary for a short period and then deployed to West Germany. He released from the Canadian Armed Forces after his initial period of service. He re-enlisted three years later and went on to have a distinguished career reaching the rank as Master Warrant Officer when he retired in 1984.
During Jack’s career he experienced a number of unique world events. His first event in the early 1960’s saw the building of the Berlin Wall in West Germany. A few years later, he was involved in providing signal support in Quebec during the October Crisis of 1970. In 1974 Jack was in Cyprus as a Peacekeeper. He saw another deployment in 1976 for the Canadian summer Olympics in Montreal.
Since retirement, Jack has been involved in the Lethbridge community volunteering.