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In 1914, Lebbeus Hordern imported two hydro-aeroplanes, a Maurice Farman and a Curtiss and employed Maurice Guillaux to teach him how to fly. On 5 June, Guillaux set a new altitude record for water planes at 3150m. Hordern never learnt to fly and donated both to the Army at the outbreak of World War 1.