Gerald Warner

Just a snippet about Gerald in the Bury Free Press, dated June 1940.  Was he a resident of Brandon, or a serviceman billeted in the town?

“D.F.C. – Flying Officer Gerald Bernard Warner, an Irishman well known to the residents of Brandon, has been awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross by the King. He had displayed exceptional skill and courage when attacked by a superior number of enemy aircraft. It seems he destroyed an enemy 109 and damaged a 110.”