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29 July 2009
Dicko does PT, Military Style

AUSTRALIAN Idol judge Ian “Dicko” Dickson broke into a sweat under the discipline of an Army Physical Training Instructor (PTI) during his recent visit to East Timor. Dicko visited East Timor for a series of live broadcasts from Operation ASTUTE in July 2009 for Melbourne’s Vega FM.

Dicko was entertaining the troops of Timor Leste Battle Group 6 (TLBG6) as part of a Forces Entertainment Tour which also included performances from Australian music legend Ian Moss.

Australian entertainers have maintained a long-established show business tradition of performing for deployed Australian Troops that predates the Vietnam War. These performances play their part in maintaining the morale of personnel who are far from home and who accept considerable hardship and danger in the service of our nation.