Doug Chipman is a retired RAAF Air Commodore and for the past several years he has been the Mayor of the City of Clarence.

Dear Members,   While Hobart Branch has not had a qualified Advocate for Wellbeing or Compensation, AIRCDRE Doug Chipman JP, RAAF (Ret) is currently under training as an Advocate. While he is still training, he has been appointed as a volunteer Wellbeing and Compensation Support Officer and is available to provide the following services, pending his final qualification course.

He may provide clients with information on the support DVA can offer to Veterans and in some cases to dependents and widows,

Undertake preliminary interviews with clients to ascertain basic services and medical details, assist with communications and follow ups with DVA, Defence and Doctors/Specialists and arrange for simple domestic assistance or home maintenance etc..

To make an appointment to see Doug, please contact Doug on email:advocate@raafatas.org.au.

Doug will be available on each Wednesday between 1300 hrs and 1500 hrs at the RAAF Memorial Centre, 61 Davey Street, Hobart or another venue by special arrangement. Appointments are necessary  in order to facilitate Doug's diary.





 At the National Council Meeting in Canberra on 12 May 2021, the AFA Board approved the establishment of an Air Force Association Foundation.  The aim of the Foundation is to provide assistance to all RAAFA members wherever as well as other ADF Veterans in particular need.

A professional organisation based in Melbourne have produced a blue print and will shortly proceed to provide a plan for seeking sponsors to donate to the cause.  The AFA Lawyers  have been asked to draw up a Trust Deed and by the end of the year we hope to have the Foundation established and operational.  As the project is developed you will be kept informed.  It is an exciting proposal and one with a huge potential for member benefit.

Alan Robertson

State President.

Tasmania Division