Trooper Sam Woods, 10th Light Horse Regiment, deployed on Rotation 24 of Operation Anode to Solomon Islands.
Tracing its lineage back to 1900, it predecessor units served during the Second Boer War and the First World War.
Today the unit consists of only a single squadron, A Squadron. It is a Reserve unit, and is part of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps.
The squadron is attached to the 13th Brigade and is based in Western Australia, where it operates Land Rover Regional Force Surveillance Vehicles (RFSV) and 6x6 Interim Infantry Mobility Vehicles (IIMV) in the light cavalry and reconnaissance roles.
The squadron has deployed members to the Solomon Island's, Timor Leste and Afghanistan. It has also supported regional operations including OP Resolute and OP Amulet.
The motto of 10th Light Horse is ‘Percute et Percute Velociter’, which is Latin for ‘Strike and Strike Swiftly’.