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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 March 2012
March 2012
This edition contains articles on Nurturing the Survival Instinct, CIMIC - Partners for Peace, Battle Stripes UK, DH Chipmunk - 60th Anniversary, and 2nd Reserve Officers Standards Course 2011
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1st February 2012
February 2012
This edition contains articles on Minimum Force, Maximum Effect, Action Stations, Lebanon Update, Developing a Centre of Excellence, and 1940-1949: The Chief of Staff's Reports.
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1st January 2012
December 2011/January 2012
This edition contains articles on Three Gun Suite, Soldiers and Chiefs, Presidential Inauguration, MRE/105 Inf Bn Montage, Taking you a Stage Further, and Operation Urban Warrior.
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1st December 2011
December 2011/ January 2012
This edition contains articles on Three Gun Suite, Soldiers and Chiefs, Presidential Inauguration, MRE/105 Inf Bn Montage, Taking you a Stage Further, and Operation Urban Warrior.
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1st November 2011
November 2011
This edition contains articles on The Armed Forces of Malta, Uachtarán na hÉireann, From Stripes to Pips, Gallipoli: Irish Landscapes in a Distant War, and Adventure in the French Haute Alps.
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1st October 2011
October 2011
This edition contains articles on Forfaire agus Tairiseact (Vigilance and Loyalty), Least we forget - Trooper Pat Mullins, Glen of Imaal Red Cross MRT, RDFRA ADC 2011, Reserve are Fit to Fight,
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1st September 2011
September 2011
This edition contains articles on Irish Personnel Reduce in EUFOR BiH,Sliabh na mBan, Naval Exercise QUIXOTIC, Developing Ireland's Sea Power, Raising RDF Standards.
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1st August 2011
August 2011
This edition contains articles on 'on the ground in South Lebanon with Lt Col Frank Bulger, Countering the IED Threat, NATO - Irelands Participation, and Kilbride Camp Open Day.
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1st July 2011
July 2011
This edition contains articles on Battle Taxi, ExCapstone, UNIFIL an Irish Lebanese Experience, In Enköping with the Vikings.
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1st June 2011
June 2011
This edition contains articles on Eyes over the Sea, Counter-IED, MRE Photo Montage, Strategic Review.