Vic was working as a railway platelayer before the war and as such he had a reserved occupation.
He was travelling on a local bus during the early years of the war when he overheard a woman questioning why Vic wasn’t serving his country. As a result he contacted a serving squadron leader in the R.A.F. who had lived in the village. Approval was then granted for him to join the service.
Vic married Hilda Florence Verion Phillips on the 5th April 1941 in the Eccles Methodist Chapel in Kent.
At the end of 1943, they had a son, also called Victor.
On 14th April 1944, while flying on a training exercise from RAF Syerston, Vic's Lancaster collided with an Oxford trainer, both machines crashing near the Nottinghamshire village of Screveton.
Vic is buried in the Aylesford Cemetery and is also commemorated on the Eccles War Memorial.