About five years after the marriage of Jan Soldaat and Mie Katoen, according to the legend, Mie Katoen gave birth to a big son, who got the name Sooike.

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Camp Beverlo, the 8th Engineer Battalion donated the giant “Sooike” to the party committee. Sooike wears the costumes of this army unit, a khaki-coloured uniform with a soldier’s hat with “floche” under the right epaulette.

Technical data


Height: 3,20 meters

Weight: 75 kg

Materials: metal and fabric

Transport: wheelss – crawler

Year of birth: 1955

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