By my understanding of the compensation scheme, in this instance, the officer qualifies for 15/16 of his pension. The ruling is 16 year reckonable service from 21 or 18 years qualifying service from 18. It is a level playing field as they both qualify for an immediate pension.Dingerr, you (of course) conveniently miss the fact that OR pension start from 18, officers from 21. So a 36 year old WOII with eighteen years gets a pension four years short of when he should. A 36 year old Major with eighteen years service, but still one year short of 16 years 'reckon able' service gets nothing.
As it happens I am alright thanks, mine is already secure. So I am irritated on principle, not for reason of personal gain.