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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 February 2013
February 2013
This edition contains articles on The Naqoura Trail, UNIFIL Today, Stand-Down Parades, International policing, Deputy Force Commander UNIFIL Brig Gen Patrick Phelan, and GUNDOG.
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1st January 2013
December 2012/ January 2013
This edition contains articles on Defending Our Airspace, A Modern War Horse, Helping Those Who Served, Falklands - A Conflict of Interest, and Campa Gaeilge.
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1st December 2012
December 2012/ January 2013
This edition contains articles on Defending Our Airspace, A Modern War Horse, Helping Those Who Served, Falklands - A Conflict of Interest, and Campa Gaeilge.
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1st November 2012
November 2012
This edition contains articles on 40 years of Defence Forces Parachuting, New Temporary Military Judge, EUTM Somalia, KFOR - Committed to Progress, and Part-time Soldiers, Full-time Commitment.
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1st October 2012
October 2012
This edition contains articles on A Drogheda Hero is Remembered, From Longford to Lebanon, Fro m 400 Horsepower to 1, Ex Ardous Serpent, and RDF Annual Assessments.
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1st September 2012
September 2012
This edition contains articles on Give it a Go, Ground Sign Awareness, No.2 ISTAR Coy Certified, Back to the Future, and Relay for Life.
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1st July 2012
July/August 2012
This edition contains articles on IUNVA- A Beginner's Guide, Young Guns, LÉ Eithne's ROV, 90th Anniversary of the Handover of the Curragh Camp, and The Last and the New.
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1st June 2012
June 2012
This edition contains articles on DF Recce Concentration 2012, MineWolf Clears the Way, IRISHFINN Battalion, Internet Espionage, and Quick Response Vital for Reserve Medics.
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1st May 2012
May 2012
This edition contains articles on Naval Cadets, Putting the 'Eye' in ISTAR, Cyber Warfare - The Fifth Domain, The Far Side of Jupiter, and Tales of Survival Sunken Treasure off the Irish Coast.
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1st April 2012
April 2012
This edition contains articles on Military Archives, Always Ready, Willing and Able, Interview with EU Battlegroup Commander, The CIS Factor, and Recce Down South.