PASLEY, Sir Charles William (1780-1861). Army officer.Email about this entry
Autograph Letter Signed to W. Cabell, 2½ pages 4to, Chatham, 14 February 1834. Warmly approving a plan to send engineering cadets to Chatham under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Hay ('to make him responsible for their general conduct') whilst remaining in command of their studies.
'... It will not weaken my authority, but on the contrary, it will be an aid and a relief to me, and it will be an additional check to irregularities. ...'
Early in his career, Pasley had instituted at Chatham a programme whereby non-commissioned officers could be taught military engineering. His success was due to the complaints of the duke of Wellington as to the inadequacy of military engineering in the field.
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