A Forces Entertainment Tour – FET – performed for deployed troops across the Middle East Region during December 2017 and January 2018.
CAPTION: Forces Entertainment Tour members Victoria Darke and Brad Bergen belt out a tune with the Australian Army band at the main air operating base in Australia’s Middle East. ADF photo.
The tour featured comedians Chris Franklin and Wayne Deacon with duos Tori Darke and Brad Bergen, Amelia Gibson and Guy Lilleyman along with the Australian Army Band – Sydney.
FET played at Headquarters Resolute Support and Task Group Afghanistan in Kabul as well as other locations across the Middle East.
Australia has a long tradition of civilian entertainers volunteering their time to visit deployed forces, dating back to the Vietnam War.
Forces Entertainment Tours have occurred regularly since 1999 and are well received by deployed personnel.