What is a Privileged Will?
A Privileged Will can be made by members of the Armed Forces when in an operational area, or are to be posted imminently.
A Privileged Will differs greatly from the formal provisions of the Wills Act 1837 in many ways. It can be made by service personnel or civilian personnel (accompanying service personnel) over 16 years of age, as opposed to the usual requirement of reaching the age of majority.
The Privileged Will can be written, or even verbal, with no need for a witness. A verbal Will, of course, will need a witness in order to verbalise the wishes at a later date.