The MKII Soldier is a highly versatile formwork and support beam that has been designed to bring both exceptional strength and, through its accessories, a wide variety of application to formwork soldier users. The wide range of high-quality formwork soldiers and accessories has evolved as a result of long established working relationships with building and civil engineering companies. The adaptability of the system allows the contractor to use one economical system for all types of temporary works. Aluminium Waling. The use of aluminium over timber has great advantages.