Left to right: Rev Scott Bramley, Jan Dimmick, Paul Dipnall, Andrew Carlile, Keith Webb, Roslyn Buzza
Chairman: Mr Paul Dipnall
From his early days flying hand controlled model aircraft and gliding to associations with the Aviation Historical Society and Royal Victorian Aero Club, Paul has had a life-long, rich and fruitful association with all things aviation. His father saw wartime service with the RAAF in New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, and this heritage drives his strong advocacy for the personnel who served with Bomber Command in Europe during WWII.
Secretary: Mr Andrew Carlile
A lifelong fascination with aviation has led Andrew into actively saving our aeronautical and military history, including the recovery of a former RAAF Avro Anson while in his twenties and a continuing involvement in aircraft restorations. Andrew has worked in marketing and communications his whole professional life and is also the editor of the Antique Aeroplane Association’s journal ‘Rag & Tube’. He believes the legacies won by Bomber Command crew, their sacrifices and those of their families and widows deserve ongoing support and recognition.
Treasurer: Roslyn Buzza
Ros is a Chartered Accountant and has owned and operated a public accounting practice since 1982. Her professional qualifications and experience covers auditing, taxation and business services. Since 1982, she has advised a number of sporting and not-for-profit organisations operating at local and national level.
Her mother joined RAAF in 1942 and was discharged in Feb 1946. Both of her mother’s brothers also joined RAAF in 1942.
One uncle served in RAF 172 Squadron and was discharged in November 1945. The other uncle was a leading aircraftsman. He was discharged in March 1946 while serving at Air Defence Headquarters Morotai.
Ros believes the past and present service of Australian men and women in all branches of our military deserves on-going recognition, respect and support.
Community Liaison Officer: Mrs Jan Dimmick
Jan is one of the two original organisers of the Bomber Command ceremony in Melbourne in 2012. Her late husband Frank was a 460 Squadron navigator who completed seven operations and three food drops in 1945. Jan believes it is important to keep the memory and history of Bomber Command alive so that the younger generation can understand and appreciate what it all stood for.
Education Officer: Mr Keith Webb
Keith Webb has been producing documentaries and corporate presentations for almost 40 years. His work in interviewing more than 500 veterans including many former Bomber Command personnel for the Temora Aviation Museum has given him a valuable insight into new ways to help commemorate the service of Australians in Bomber Command. Keith’s namesake and Uncle, Keith Wathen gave his life while serving with Bomber Command in May 1943.
Carey Liaison Officer: Rev Scott Bramley
Scott is the Middle School Chaplain at Carey Baptist Grammar School in Kew, Melbourne. He has been a driving force behind the partnership between Carey and BCCAV as part of the Shrine of Remembrance’s ‘Adopt an Ex Service Organisation’ initiative.