Jack's war was spent mostly in a forest in Worcestershire. He went to enlist in the RAF and as he was not fit for active service (those dodgey lungs again) was stationed with 25MU (Maintenance Unit) in the forest of Dean where they stored aero engines and other important bits of machinery.
It was during this time that he joined or indeed formed the 25MU dramatic society and his stage acting career began.
Following on from his service acting he helped produce a semi professional production at The Rose Theatre in Kidderminster with Lois a Rada trained actress who lived in Kiddeminster. This led onto work with the reportory company.
Jack appeared with Harry in several series of Here's Harry and was a popular face on television.