Alan Crompton was proud of his Princes heritage and was one of the longest serving Presidents of the Prince Alfred Old Collegians’ Association, having first held the position in 1962. Alan was a third generation Princes man, and followed in the footsteps of his father Joseph who served as PAOCA President in 1939, when Alan was a student at the school and his grandfather Henry Woodhouse Crompton was on the stage at the annual Old Old Boys Assembly having entered the school in 1878.
Princes was a life long interest for Alan Crompton. As a student he participated in rowing, scouts and cadets. During World War Two Alan served his country as a Sunderland flying boat pilot based in the United Kingdom.
Alan’s Princes education and war time service laid the foundations of a life time of service, with particular focus on business development in South Australia and nationally, and for more than thirty years to the Womens’ and Childrens’ Hospital. The Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1984 recognized his contribution to business and the community, including PAC.