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Commanding officer helping guards working in ceremony (10)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

coronation

Here is my best explanation:

'ceremony' is the definition.

(coronation is a kind of ceremony)

'commanding officer helping guards working' is the subsidiary indication.

'commanding officer' becomes 'co'.

'helping' becomes 'ration' (I've seen this before**).

'guards' means one lot of letters goes inside another.

'working' becomes 'on'.

'ration' going around 'on' is 'ronation'.

'co'+'ronation'='coronation'

'in' is the link.

(Other definitions for coronation that I've seen before include "Ceremony of installing a monarch", "Crowning" and "Royal ceremony of 1953".)

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