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An Cosantóir Magazine

 

An Cosantóir - The Defence Forces Magazine

An Cosantóir is the official magazine of the Irish Defence Forces. First published in 1940, An Cosantóir provides accurate and timely information about Defence Forces operations and policies to its members, their families and interested parties worldwide. A typical issue may contain articles dealing with new equipment, training, overseas service, unit and individual activities and achievements, international military affairs, military history, sport and much more.

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The logo first appeared in the March 1981 edition of An Cosantóir. It is a silhouette of a Soldier, Sailor and an Airman symbolising the Tri-Service of the Defence Forces. This logo will appear throughout the website. This means that the article it is associated with has appeared in an edition of our magazine 'An Cosantóir'

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1st January 2014
December 2013/January 2014
This edition contains articles on Fire!Fire!Fire!, Naval Service Energy Awards, Training South Sudan's Police, Libya Rescue Mission Revisited, 50 Years of Heli Ops, and Exercise 'Lough Shallagh.
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1st December 2013
December 2013/January 2014
This edition contains articles on Fire!Fire!Fire!, Naval Service Energy Awards, Training South Sudan's Police, Libya Rescue Mission Revisited, 50 Years of Heli Ops, and Exercise 'Lough Shallagh.
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1st November 2013
November 2013
This edition contains articles on Heavy Lift - Anytime, Anywhere, 27 Inf Bn 40th Anniversary, Observer Group Lebanon (OGL), UNDOF Deployment, Keep on Trucking, and 100th Aniversary of Óglaigh na hÉireann 2013.
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1st October 2013
October 2013
This edition contains articles on The Green Knights, ESSC Training, Comics at War - Part 2, UNDOF Mission Readiness Exercise, RDF Senior NCOs Course, and a Matter of Service.
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1st September 2013
September 2013
This edition contains articles on EUTM Mali - Mission Update, The American Legion and Ireland, Comics at War, ARW Maritime Task Unit, Roger so far?, Meeting the MOWAGS, and Determination, Motivation, and Resilience.
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1st July 2013
July/August 2013
This edition contains articles on the EU Presidency, EUTM Somalia, the Belgian Demining Team, Drone Warfare, and RDF Public Order Training.
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1st June 2013
June 2013
This edition contains articles on Preserving the Past: the Air Corps Museum and Heritage Project, Ary Ranger Wing Qualification, 108 IRISHFINN Bn MRE & Review, Fort Davis - DF Training Facility, and Standards under the Microscope.
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1st May 2013
May 2013
This edition contains articles on Mountain Survival, the BTC Challenge, Addressing the CBRN Threat, The Naval Service, IMERC: Developing a Maritime Ireland, and the RDF Re-Org.
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1st April 2013
April 2013
This edition contains articles on UNIFIL Features, Man Hunt, Engineer Training, Mali - At the Gates of Hell, and RDF Exercise Sugarloaf.
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1st March 2013
March 2013
This edition contains articles on Military Detention Barracks, Irish/Finnish Battalion UNIFIL, Our Finnish Colleagues, FIBUA Training, Operation Neptune Spear, and On Camp with 34 Res Inf Bn.