A WELSH cider has been made in honour of Private Richard Hunt who was the 200th British soldier to die in Afghanistan.

The story behind the Welsh Warrior cider is one of the latest to be featured as a digital story The Heritage of Orchards and Cider Making in Wales project.

Welsh cider and perry company Gwynt Y Ddraig chose the Welsh Warrior name in honour of Private Hunt, from Abergavenny.

A percentage of the sales from the cider will go to the charity Pilgrim Bandits which works with ex-soldiers.

In the wake of his death, Private Hunt’s mother, Hazel, set up the Welsh Warrior Foundation in a bid to raise awareness and funds to support injured Welsh veterans and their families but it was since decided to close the charity.

Money from the sales cider previously went to that charity but will now support Pilgrim Bandits.

Private Hunt’s sister, Jayne, who is working on the digital project, said her brother would have been delighted by having a cider named after him.

Pt Hunt, 21, died of wounds he sustained as a result of an explosion near Musa Qa’la in Afghanistan.

Known to his friends as 'Hunty', he specialised as a Warrior driver and sniper and his commanding officers said he showed clear leadership potential.