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The Household Cavalry is made up of squadrons from the Life Guards & The Blues & Royals. They are the two oldest and most senior regiments in the British Army and maintain a world-famous tradition dating back to 1660. The two different units are equipped to perform two quite different roles. One is the Household Cavlary Armoured Regiment in Windsor, which has a reconnaissance role in conflicts , while at Knightsbridge, the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment is the Queen's personal bodyguard. Officers and men rotate betweeen the two units. As able in a light tank as they are in the saddle, they are arguably some of the most versatile soldiers in the British Army.