Why Britain played second fiddle to France in Syria strikes: UK has NO ships that can fire cruise missiles and the planes that did entered service 38 years ago and will be retired next year

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  • Royal Navy’s Destroyer HMS Duncan played second fiddle to France ‘Languedoc’
  • £1billion ship has space on the deck for a missile launche axed for cash reasons 
  • Britain’s only means of firing cruise missiles came from 1979-born Tornado jets
  • The Typhoon will take over cruise missile duties next year when Tornado retires 
  • But UK did provide bulk of intelligence and RAF plane jammed missile defences

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