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,   

The RAAF Association works closely with the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) to assist Veterans and their families with a wide range of support services, including for health and finances.

AIRCDRE Doug Chipman JP, RAAF (Ret) is trained and accredited to help you access the services provided by DVA. In particular, Doug can help you find out about your entitlements and then help you lodge claims when necessary.

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


 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