Award to Kieva HOBBS

Hobart Legacy awards Tertiary Scholarship to Ms Kieva Hobbs, daughter of ‘Nige’ Hobbs killed in F-111G Malaysia accident

Awards Speech by Legatee Rob Grey

Bob Grey, Peter Hodge, Mrs Saskia Hobbs, Miss Kieva Hobbs, DavidLewis, Dr Martin Bastick 

Hobart Legacy provided a tertiary scholarship to Miss Kieva Hobbs, on 26 April 2016.   Kieva is the daughter of SQNLDR Stephen ’Nige' Hobbs who was killed in an F-111 crash in 1999.  The presentation was made at a moving ceremony attended by Kieva and her mother Saskia. 

The scholarship is co-sponsored by Legacy and by the Kingborough RSL. Kieva receives a $2,500 Annual Education Grant and further $2,500 for each year of her five year medical degree at the University of Tasmania.  Legatee Rob Grey would like to thank everyone who responded to his appeal for information about RAAF Squadron Leader Stephen Hobbs.  

Legatee Rob Grey (ex P-3 Pilot) spoke about Kieva’s father, RAAF Squadron Leader Stephen Hobbs, his outstanding service and his death in an F-111 crash while on a combined military exercise in Malaysia.  Legatee Peter Hodge spoke about Legacy support for the education of Junior Legatees.  He acknowledged the wonderful generosity of the RSL increasing the funding available for the tertiary scholarship.  David Lewis spoke about Kieva, her exceptional results and her ‘smart’ approach to life.  Dr Martin Bastick reflected on his own medical career.  He spoke of the steps in life and the opportunities a scholarship can provide. 

Renée Patterson, Hobart Legacy 

Kieva and Dr Bastick

Copy of speech given by Legatee Rob Grey