A Weymouth veteran is part of a team who are trekking through the Norwegian wilderness for charity.

Former marine Jay Hogg, 52, is part of a 12-man team who are following in the tracks of the Heroes of Telemark of the raid by commandos, in order to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

The Heroes of Telemark is a 1965 British war film directed by Anthony Mann based on the true story of the Norwegian heavy water sabotage during the Second World War, taking place from 1940 to 1944.

Mr Hogg said: “We are a bunch of veterans who are coming together as a 12-man team on the 80th anniversary with the intention to follow the Heroes of Telemark, which was made famous by the film, but more importantly by the real-life events.”

The group aims to walk 20km a day for five days until they complete the 100km expedition across the Hardangervidda plateau in a re-enactment of the route and attack.

He added: “We do this all as a team and we will be carrying all of our own equipment.”

A French TV company making a documentary re-enactment on Second World War commando raids has planned to meet the veterans during the walk.

Mr Hogg will be playing a soldier named William Chudley who at some point falls into a river.

He has previous TV experience, after appearing in Game of Thrones as a ‘working extra.’

During his time on the popular TV show he drove a boat as ‘skippering a vessel takes real skill,’ and also acted as a dive support.

The veteran expressed his admiration for the spies who managed to infiltrate the plant.

He said: “People as young as 21 were set up as spies. But to have to do it alone is something I find so admirable.”

Mr Hogg lives with his partner and two children.

He said: "I come from a background where I have done a lot of adventurous and daunting things. They are used to my lifestyle.

“I moved to Weymouth while in the Marines in 1998, I then worked as a fireman here, then in the Navy as a EOD clearance diver and now a commercial diver, as well as working in bomb disposal.

"We find old wartime bombs which can be found at places like windfarms."