LEST WE FORGET

Flying Officer Albert Robert NIVISON-SMITH

From Australia serving in the Royal Air Force

Service No: 41454 (RAF)
Born: Date, Location unavailable
Enlisted in the RAF: Date unavailable
Unit: No. 612 Squadron (RAF), RAF Station Dyce, Aberdeenshire
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 502 Squadron Whitley V aircraft P5046), Scotland, 5 November 1940, Aged 22 years
Buried: Dyce Old Churchyard, Aberdeenshire
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Robert Henry and Amy Ernestine Nivison-Smith, of Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
Roll of Honour: Unknown
Remembered: Narrabri RSL War Memorial, Narrabri NSW

Flying Officer Nivison-Smith was the pilot of No. 502 Squadron Whitley V P5064 that crashed about 2 miles east of at RAF Kinloss just after take-off. Flying Officer Nivison-Smith and Squadron Leader Scott were from No. 612 Squadron. No. 502 Squadron had recently converted from Anson aircraft to Whitley aircraft and No. 612 Squadron was in the process of converting with the No. 502 Squadron aircraft being used for familiarisation and training.

The crew members of P5046 were:

Sergeant Stanley Nicholls (973969) (RAFVR) (Wireless Operator under training) (No. 502 Squadron)
Flying Officer Albert Robert Nivison-Smith (41454) (RAF) (Pilot) (No. 612 Squadron)
Squadron Leader Alan Milne Scott (90369) (RAF (Auxiliary Air Force)) (Navigator) (No. 612 Squadron)

References:

Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Register of War Memorials in New South Wales On-Line
RAF Commands Website