I am helping my sister-in-law to assemble a set of items to put in a shadow box to memorialize her father, who was with the Calgary Regiment, and one of the lucky guys to get off the beach and back to England on the day of the Dieppe raid. Although he would have been entitled to receive a Dieppe clasp, he died long before the government got around to recognizing the Dieppe veterans.
With the help of Geoff, I found a source at Scully for a Dieppe clasp, but when I received it, I was quite disappointed with it. To my eyes, the Scully clasp looks like a cheap knock-off.
I have taken a picture of both the front and read of an issued Dieppe clasp on a CVSM, beside the one I received from Scully (which I laid on a spare piece of ribbon for illustration purposes).
The primary differences are: on the Scully version, the shiny, chrome-like coating, and the 4 push-through tang attachments; compared with the issued version which has a dull finish and has wrap-around fittings like the Overseas clasp (although it does have one small tang behind the Thompson MG).
Does anyone know whether the Scully version is the new 'official' version, or whether it is just intended to meet any 'after-market' may demand?