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,   Hobart Branch  has a qualified Advocate for Wellbeing and Compensation.  AIRCDRE Doug Chipman JP, RAAF (Ret) was recently accredited as a qualified  Advocate under the ATDP Training System. Doug is now available to provide  Advocate services to all RAAFA Members. 


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