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Then there were other ceremonies to observe or participate in at Port Lyautey. The photos below document the VR-24 squadron change of command in which Captain Perry relieved Captain Hood.


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All U.S. Navy change of command ceremonies include an inspection of the unit's personnel by the officer assuming command, accompanied by the officer being relieved. This photo shows Captain Perry inspecting squadron personnel prior to relieving Captain Hood.

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Most change of command ceremonies include receptions with cakes and refreshments. Here, the cake and refreshments are being laid out in the squadron hangar.

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The tradional cake.

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This photo may be out of synch since Captain Perry appears to be receiving a slice of cake while the next photo appears to show the tradition cutting of the cake.

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Invited guests, and hungry sailors, gather to celebrate the traditional cutting of the cake.

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