Replica Africa Star clasp, ready to be sewn onto the ribbon. The North Africa 1942–43 Clasp was awarded for service with the 18th Army Headquarters between 15 February 1942 and 12 February 1943 inclusive, for Navy and Merchant Navy personnel in shore service, or for Air Force service in specified areas from 23 October 1942 to 12 May 1943 inclusive. In undress, a silver rosette worn on the ribbon bar denotes the award of this clasp.
This item is British made by one of the Ministry of Defence's approved contractors who supply medals and ribbons to armed forces around the world. This is not a cheaper foreign import.