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 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 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, and

Assist with communications and follow ups with DVA, Defence and Doctors/Specialists.

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.