Do you recall the thread about CPI (last comment on 19 Aug). Take a look at the article in the Mail which shows the comparisons in more detail. You are different - the public expects you to fight and risk your life for them.
They get to keep, interestingly, any RFPS entitlement.
It was just a typical example of careless journalism - ignorance wielded, I suspect, in the interests of sensationalism. Because, of course, we wouldn't want the iconic figures too suffer from this heinous blight on our gallant service men and women. "Duh, they don't!"