THE PRO PATRIA PROJECT
CUDBY Logan Charles
X92445, Squadron Leader, Royal New Zealand Air Force

CITATION
New Zealand Gallantry Decoration
Announced 5 June 2000
Squadron Leader Cudby, between June and September 1999, served with the United Nations Mission to East Timor (UNAMET). Initially, he was
posted to the Liquica region. In two separate incidents, unarmed United Nations' convoys led by Squadron Leader Cudby came under sustained fire
from militia forces. On both occasions, he successfully negotiated for the convoys to continue to their destinations. By September, all remaining
United Nations staff with a large number of refugees were confined to the UNAMET compound in Dili. Unarmed patrols were being sent out to
monitor the situation, as well as bring back supplies from a warehouse near the port, several kilometres from the compound. Squadron Leader
Cudby willingly organised and led a number of these patrols. They were subjected to considerable intimidation by rampant bands of militia and
sometimes fired upon. One such patrol to the wharf area was stopped by militia, weapons were pointed at the heads of United Nations staff and
rounds fired above them. Displaying considerable courage, tact and presence of mind, Squadron Leader Cudby was able to negotiate the safe
return of the patrol to the UNAMET compound. His actions over a three-month period in an atmosphere of almost constant danger provided an
excellent example and role model to other United Nations personnel.

Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit
Announced in the Birthday Honours List 5 June 2006



AWARDS
Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit
New Zealand Gallantry Decoration
New Zealand Operational Service Medal
New Zealand General Service Medal
United Nations Medal Bosnia
United Nations Medal
New Zealand East Timor Medal
United Nations Transitional Authority East Timor (UNTAET)
New Zealand General Service Medal
United Nations Special Service Medal
New Zealand Armed Forces Award
New Zealand Defence service Medal
Regular