Henk, I'm not certain that V. P. Pearson is in Flight magazine, the man I think you are referring to finding above is this officer, I can't get a match for V. P. or /c. v. or just pearson etc. I don't see him the first half of 1943 either.
P /O P.Pearson <--- this is the text as scanned and copied.
while it's one of the badly scanned pages there is no visible V or L.A/C. before the name.
There does not appear to be a Joseph Oats or Oates in Scotland for 1942, perhaps Northern Ireland.
Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945