HC Deb 14 October 1952 vol 505 c10W
Sir G. Hutchinson

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the sense of injustice felt by officers entitled to retired pay that no right to retired pay or terminal grant is earned during an incomplete year of service, be will in future arrange that the service of officers entitled to retired pay shall be determined at the conclusion of a completed year of service.

Mr. Head

The calculation by complete years of service is a feature of many, if not most, superannuation schemes. In general, length of service affects the retired pay rate only of those Army officers who retire prematurely.